Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that usually erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insuficient room for them to erupt.

 

Advantages:

  • Wisdom Teeth removal will make access to adjacent teeth easier
  • Wisdom Teeth removal will also usually eliminate chewing interferences

Disadvantages:

  • Wisdom Teeth removal may require a surgical procedure
  • Depending on tooth position, wisdom teeth removal may have to be done with a specialist

 

Horizontal Impaction is a severe condition that always requires extraction.

Vertical Impaction. In time, vertically impacted teeth may erupt.

Mesial Impaction is the most common condition requiring extraction.

Distal Impaction means that the wisdom tooth is angled back, towards the rear of the mouth.