Wisdom Tooth Removal
Precision Dentistry for your Peace of Mind
Adults can have up to 32 teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last to appear, right at the back of the mouth. They usually appear when you are between 17 and 25, although sometimes they appear many years later. People often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth to fit – 28 is often the most we have room for. So if all the other teeth are present and healthy there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly.
Far fewer wisdom teeth are now taken out than in the past. If the tooth is not causing problems, there will be normally not be a need to remove it. We will only remove wisdom teeth:
- When it is clear that they will not be able to come through into a useful position because there is not enough room, and they are also causing some pain or discomfort
- If they have only partly come through and are decayed – these teeth will often decay as it will be difficult to clean them as thoroughly as your other teeth
- If they are painful.
At Tiwari Watson Dental Care we are able to carry out very detailed 3D scans which can accurately predict the position of important nerves and blood vessels prior to wisdom tooth removal, making the process safer and more predictable.