Wisdom Tooth Removal

Many people have their wisdom teeth removed during their teens while others, who have had no apparent issues, may require treatment later in life. The important thing is to make sure you have regular scheduled examinations to identify any wisdom teeth problems before they cause damage. Not every person will require their wisdom teeth removed and we assess every patient on an individual basis.

We may advise wisdom tooth removal for some of the following reasons:

  • Impaction with the risk of damage to adjacent teeth or crowding
  • Repeated episodes of infection of the gum overlying wisdom teeth
  • Presence of cysts associated with un-erupted wisdom teeth
  • Decay of the wisdom teeth due to difficulty in adequate access for cleaning
  • The presence of headaches or pain which may be associated with the wisdom teeth