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Wisdom Teeth Removal at
Albany Place Dental Practice

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Illustration of tooth extractionWisdom teeth are a set of four teeth at the very back corners of our mouths commonly known as third molars. Wisdom teeth usually start pushing through the gums in our late teens or early twenties. It’s not uncommon for people to not have wisdom teeth at all, nor is it uncommon for people to have wisdom teeth that never push through their gums.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: What To Do

Impacted wisdom teeth occur when there is insufficient space in the jaw for these third molars to push through. For some, this is not a problem as the wisdom teeth remain dormant in the gum, not causing any difficulties. For others, impacted wisdom teeth can be a problem and removal may be required.

You may have to have your wisdom teeth removed for the following reasons:

  • Crowding
    Crowding occurs when there isn’t sufficient space in the jaw and the wisdom teeth, when pushing up through the gum, push up against adjacent teeth as well. Dependent upon the severity of this problem we may recommend removal of wisdom teeth and may also refer you to an orthodontist.
  • Gum Problems
    Wisdom teeth can cause gum problems if they only partially erupt. The types of gum problems include infection, cysts and tumors.
  • Affecting Jaw Movement
    Wisdom teeth, if misaligned, can affect jaw movement and chewing which can be harmful and painful. It can be that the wisdom teeth damage the soft tissues of the mouth and/or food can be caught under the gum tissue, both of these will cause pain and probably infection as well.

There are several ways in which wisdom teeth can be removed and it depends upon your particular condition. When you choose us for the service, our dentists will explain the best option for you or your child.

Understand Your Options

Is it time for you or your child to have wisdom teeth removed? Contact our friendly practice today to learn more about your options.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Albany Creek | Albany Place Dental Practice | 07 3264 2650