Wisdom teeth are the last molars at the back of the mouth.
They get their name because they are the last teeth to come through, usually appearing between the age of 17 and 24, sometimes even later!
Why do wisdom teeth cause problems?
Wisdom teeth can sometimes cause pain and problems when they emerge, especially if there is not enough room for them to grow.
This overcrowding can result in the tooth becoming impacted, meaning it is not able to fully come through the gums into the mouth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can result in people suffering dental pain and damage to the surrounding teeth.
Impacted teeth can also lead to long term oral health problems as they often very difficult to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Will I need to have my wisdom tooth removed?
Wisdom teeth can come through without any complications in many situations so removal is not always necessary.
However if your wisdom tooth is impacted, and poses a risk to other teeth or causes you pain then you may need to have it taken out.
Your dental practitioner will carry out a thorough examination to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Most wisdom teeth can be removed with a local anaesthetic and the skills of our in-house oral surgeon who will carry out the procedure in a calm and safe environment.
Is a wisdom teeth causing you discomfort or even pain? If so, contact Ravenscourt Dental Practice now on 020 8748 4023 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org