Wisdom teeth (also called third molars) are the last teeth to come through the gums.
They usually show or push when people are in their late teens ,twenties or even older.
Whilst most people have the maximum of four wisdom teeth others may have none or somewhere in between.
Commonly there is insufficient space at the back of the jaw for wisdom teeth to come through where they are intended to.In this instance ,the wisdom tooth remains stuck ” impacted” at the rear of the jaw.
They may remain like that and not be an issue.When they cause discomfort or get infected the dentist at Oakstone Dental may recommend the removal of those wisdom teeth.
An X – Ray is usually vital in helping assess if this be the case.
The treatment may be booked in at our clinic or be required to be performed at a Hospital under General anaesthetic.