Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are one of the last teeth to come through. Most people usually have 4 wisdom teeth, but can also have more, less or no wisdom teeth.
They generally come through during your late teens.
Most of the time there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to fully erupt.
This results in various problems such as:
Depending on the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth develop, you may not have experienced any problems with your wisdom teeth. However, the absence of pain does not mean you do not have to worry about them.
Wisdom teeth checkup
At O’Halloran Hill Dental we visually assess your wisdom teeth as part of the dental check-up and investigate them fully with an OPG x-ray.
If any issues or foreseeable problems are detected with your wisdom teeth, removal will most likely be recommended to help avoid them from developing into more serious issues in the future.
Wisdom teeth removal
Some wisdom teeth are relatively easy to remove, and some are more difficult. Depending on the complexity of the case and your level of anxiety, we can arrange extractions here at our clinic, organise for it to be performed under Intra-Venous Sedation or General Anaesthetic by our dental surgeons, or refer you to our associated oral surgeons.