Impacted Wisdom Teeth Treatment

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can sometimes become wedged or impacted due to a lack of space in the jaw. Our dentists can perform wisdom teeth extractions as required. 


How do wisdom teeth become impacted?

Wisdom teeth are the final set of permanent teeth to appear. Some people have four wisdom teeth (or third molars) while others can have two and some have none at all. If there is enough space for the new teeth to appear then there will be no problems, however when there is a lack of space within the jaw it can cause wisdom teeth to become impacted.

When do wisdom teeth need removal?

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause gum infection, tooth decay, damage to other teeth and jaw cysts. On occasion, lymph glands under the jaw can become swollen and sore if recurring infections occur. Extraction of the wisdom teeth in such cases is the best solution: upper wisdom teeth tend to be easier to remove than lower ones, and are more likely to be impacted.

What is the treatment for impacted wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth can be removed using local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic, depending on how complicated the issue is. Every person and every mouth is different, so one of our experienced dentists will consult with you to investigate the exact positioning of your impacted wisdom teeth and we will discuss the course of your treatment with you.

This generally requires wisdom teeth removal or wisdom tooth extraction.

Impacted wisdom teeth if left untreated can lead to a wide range of dental problems including jaw pain, misalignments in teeth, crooked teeth, and even tooth decay and infections.

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