Wisdom teeth are the last to come through and usually emerge in the late teens to early twenties.
There are some people who have four wisdom teeth (often called third molars), some people have only one, two or three, while some people have no wisdom teeth at all.
If there’s enough space and wisdom teeth come through straight like all other teeth they will generally cause no problems.
It’s when there’s little space at the rear of the jaws to accommodate wisdom teeth that problems occur, leading to the tooth becoming wedged or “impacted”. Some impacted wisdom teeth remain under the gum line and cause no trouble. At other times impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe problems, pain and push other teeth out of alignment. Then it’s best to have them removed before complications occur.
Removal of wisdom teeth is a very common procedure and should be done as soon as potential problems are identified. For unusual or highly complex cases you may be referred to a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who we work with on a regular consultative basis for the removal of your wisdom teeth to ensure you receive only the highest standard of care and optimum result.
At Infinity Dental Care Winston Hills, Dr Jack has many years of experience removing wisdom teeth and can complete this procedure either in the chair under local anesthetic or at Hospital under General Anesthesia. To schedule your consultation, call (02) 9838 9111 or visit our practice at 180 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills NSW 2153.