Wisdom teeth usually erupt during the late teens or early 20’s on either side of the upper and lower jaw. Although they often cause no complications at all they can occasionally cause problems if there is insufficient room in the jaw. If there is not enough room the wisdom teeth may only partially erupt and make it difficult to properly take care of your dental hygiene which can lead to decay or gum infection.
Crowded wisdom teeth can rub against the cheek and cause discomfort and even chewing problems. They can also push against the other teeth and affect the bite severely. In such cases, it is usually recommended to remove the wisdom teeth.
For particularly anxious patients or during more complex procedures, we recommend sleep dentistry where you will be under General Anaesthesia to have your wisdom tooth removal.
Contact our friendly team on 9841 8033 to have your or your children’s wisdom teeth assessed or in case they cause you any discomfort or problems.