Wisdom Teeth

Eliminate discomfort

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through the gum in an adult’s mouth. If there is enough room in the mouth, the wisdom teeth will erupt with minor discomfort. However, wisdom teeth cause problems if there isn’t enough room in the mouth, as the tooth erupts at an angle and gets stuck against the tooth in front, i.e. “Impacted”.

When deemed suitable for removal by your dentist, the procedure is often simple and made as comfortable as possible with the use of adequate anaesthesia.

Speak to us today about your wisdom teeth.

At what age should wisdom teeth be extracted?

Generally, wisdom teeth should be removed in later teens or early twenties, but there is no specific age by which a person's wisdom teeth should be extracted. The younger a person is when they have their wisdom teeth extracted, the fewer complications they experience.

What are dry sockets?

A dry socket is caused by premature loss of a blood clot in the empty tooth socket and is one of the most common problems people experience following dental surgery. This seems to occur with a greater frequency in people who smoke, drink alcohol, or are taking birth control pills. While both jaws can be affected, it occurs more commonly in the lower jaw on the third to fifth day. Patients may notice a pain starting in the ear radiating down towards the chin.

Contact us to find out the best way to alleviate the pain and prevent any infection due to food particles getting trapped in the "empty" tooth socket.

wisdom teeth

Our latest news

Common Diseases That Cause Tooth Decay

No part of the body functions truly independently, and your teeth are no exception. Tooth decay can be caused by much more than just poor oral hygiene. Tooth decay is often a symptom or warning sign of something much larger, and possibly more dangerous, happening in the body. In fact, there are common diseases that cause tooth decay. When you visit your local dentist for an exam, we are looking at more than just the physical appearance of your teeth.
Read More
Is teeth whitening safe

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Is teeth whitening safe? Many of us wish that our smiles were a little whiter, but is it something that’s worth risking your health for? The good news is that teeth whitening methods have come a long way over the last few decades and is generally considered safe for most people. However, there are still some important factors to consider as you decide whether to start treatment, either at home or at the dentist’s office.
Read More

What Happens When You Have an Underbite?

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, there are certain dental problems that are caused by genetics and there’s nothing you can do to prevent them. An underbite is one of those issues. However, just because you can’t prevent an underbite does not mean that you need to live with it for the rest of your life or let your lifestyle suffer as a result. This post will cover what happens when you have an underbite? And treatment options available for correcting it.
Read More