Wisdom teeth are the “third molars” and the last set of teeth most people acquire in their late teens. Often these molars do not have enough room to erupt into the jaw, therefore remaining impacted in the jaw bone. This situation can lead to infection, inflammation and often pain or general discomfort.
In cases where wisdom teeth do have room to erupt into the mouth they can be very difficult to keep clean as they are so far back in the mouth. They can easily trap food and bacteria, which can lead to decay and infection. The teeth may also cause pressure on your other teeth, causing rotation and tipping of the more anterior teeth.
In either of these cases the removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended. At Merivale Dental Centre we are able to comfortably extract these teeth regardless of the level of eruption and impaction. Using methodical surgical approaches and the latest technology we can easily and efficiently remove wisdom teeth. Nitrous oxide or IV sedation can help make removals more pleasant and pain-free.
At Merivale Dental Centre we are happy to offer you a free consultation to discuss the removal of your wisdom teeth. Whether you are presently experiencing pain or discomfort, or considering preventative extracting, our dentist’s extensive oral surgery background, knowledge, expertise and caring approach will make this a worry-free experience for you.