Your wisdom teeth are your third molars and are the very last teeth to emerge right at the back of your mouth, typically making an appearance in the late teens or early 20s. By this stage, the adult teeth are already firmly established and there is often insufficient room for another set of molars. As a result, wisdom teeth frequently need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth that have insufficient room to erupt properly are referred to as being impacted. They may try to erupt underneath the adjacent teeth or second molars, or even sideways through the gums. Sometimes a wisdom tooth will only partially erupt, making it harder to keep clean and more prone to infection and decay.
Sometimes wisdom teeth removal is relatively straightforward and can be performed under local anaesthetic. If your wisdom teeth removal is more complex, we might suggest using additional sedation to keep you comfortable during this treatment. We plan every single wisdom tooth removal extremely carefully, minimising any discomfort and aiding faster healing.
If you would like our dentists in Bundoora to take a look at your wisdom teeth, then simply schedule a consultation on (03) 9467 6759. Our practice is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.