Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They are also the final teeth to erupt; they usually appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. Not everyone keeps these teeth, nor are they necessary for having a healthy, beautiful smile. This is where wisdom teeth removal comes in.

Common Wisdom Teeth Issues

Wisdom teeth commonly cause issues for many people. It is not uncommon for these teeth to be misaligned or become impacted, in other words blocked. An impacted tooth is one which has not grown through the gum into the mouth or has grown only part way through and is in an abnormal position. Wisdom teeth that only partially emerge or come in crooked can lead to problems such as abscesses, gum disease, tooth decay, cysts or infection. Also, adolescents wearing dental braces or other orthodontic appliances, often have their wisdom teeth removed at the end of their treatment. This is because emerging wisdom teeth can alter tooth alignment after they have been straightened.

Tooth Extraction Process

If a dental extraction is required and your wisdom teeth are visible in the mouth, a simple extraction under local anaesthetic can be performed by our experienced dental surgeons here at Naenae Dental Clinic. We also work with local maxillofacial surgeons for major oral surgery that is beyond the scope of a general dental practice.

If your wisdom teeth give you pain or discomfort, see your dentist. Early treatment greatly reduces your risk of bigger problems later on in life - Book a consultation today and see how your local Wellington dentist can help you with your wisdom teeth problems.