Wisdom teeth usually emerge from the gums between the ages of 17 and 24. They are the last teeth to push through the gums. Some people never develop wisdom teeth.
Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth?
If you do not have enough space for Wisdom teeth, they will become impacted (pushing directly on other teeth), causing painful swelling or infection. Impacted teeth need to be surgically removed in order to relieve the pain.
We understand that wisdom tooth removal can be a scary prospect. However sometimes it is unavoidable. With careful planning combining:
- X-ray evaluation
- Local anaesthetic
- Post operative care
We are positive your experience at Ausbridge Dental will be a good one.
It may hurt from for a couple of days or so after removal of wisdom teeth. If you follow the instructions given to you, there will be minimal discomfort. Most of our patients are back to work the very next day.