Wisdom teeth (third molars) usually push through (erupt) in the late teens or early twenties. They are the last teeth to erupt. If the wisdom teeth erupt and there is insufficient room in the mouth to accommodate them or if a wisdom tooth is unable to erupt due to being wedged against the tooth in front of it, it will require extraction.
Your dentist will arrange the appropriate radiographs (x-ray) to assess and recommend how the teeth should be extracted. Typical images for wisdom teeth are: Orthopantomogram (OPG) and 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
Both images can be taken at our practice. In some difficult cases, a referral to an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon may be considered.
Many of our patients have been concerned about pain, or suffer from dental anxiety. At Saratoga Dental our team understands that wisdom teeth removal can be a daunting prospect. To help make our patients comfortable we offer dental sedation, our dentists are practiced and very gentle. We encourage you to call us and have a chat, discuss your options and make sure you feel comfortable with us and our team. You can meet our dentists here.
Call our team today for a chat: 02 4363 1449