Wisdom Teeth – Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through – usually in your late teens or early twenties.

Most people have four wisdom teeth, however it is common for them to emerge at an angle, or get stuck and only emerge partially – this is called an impacted tooth.

Impacted teeth can cause problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses and severe pain or swelling, however most impacted teeth donʼt cause the patient any problems at all.

If you are concerned, we can provide a thorough examination and X-ray to determine the best course of action – which may mean removing the tooth.

This is a minor surgical procedure and is usually performed with little discomfort.