The Dental Company - Preventative

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth refer to the third molar or the last tooth in each quadrant of the mouth. Typically these teeth tend to appear between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age, however often there insufficient space in the gum line for the teeth for fully emerge in which case they become “impacted”. Impacted wisdom teeth can refer to the teeth either not appearing at all and remaining submerged under the gum line or only partially appearing.

Impacted wisdom teeth can become problematic, often brushing and flossing becomes difficult in these areas which in some cases can cause infection of the surrounding gum or decay of the adjacent teeth.

The Dental Co. assess the state of your wisdom teeth with appropriate OPG (full mouth x-ray) scan as necessary, and, if straight forward can arrange removal on site. If significantly impacted or with other complications, referral to a specialist oral surgeon can be arranged.

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If you would like to assess your wisdom teeth, book The Dental Co. for your next checkup.