Wisdom Teeth are the 3rd molars that generally erupt post adulthood. Due to the lack of space in our jawline, most eruptions are associated with pain and discomfort.
The wisdom teeth can be mesially impacted or distally or vertically or horizontally. The below pictures will help you understand our tooth structure.
Problems with impacted wisdom teeth
You’ll likely need your impacted wisdom tooth pulled if it results in problems such as:
- Trapping food and debris behind the wisdom tooth
- Infection or gum disease (periodontal disease)
- Tooth decay in a partially erupted wisdom tooth
- Damage to a nearby tooth or surrounding bone
- Development of a fluid-filled sac (cyst) around the wisdom tooth
- Complications with orthodontic treatments to straighten other teeth
We recommend to get a check up done at our clinic. We will take an X-Ray which will show the bone structure and if there is any inflammation.
Our team of expert Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons will then advise you on the process of removal of your wisdom teeth if needed. We do this in the most pain free environment as possible.
Let go of any urban myths : Removal of wisdom teeth do not affect your wisdom, eye or brain in any way!