What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or third molars are the last teeth to erupt in our mouths, usually in late adolescence. In many cases, there is insufficient room in our jaws for them to erupt properly. This may lead them to only partially erupt, erupt in the wrong direction or not erupt at all.

When will I get my Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth typically erupt between ages 18-21. However, in some cases they may erupt earlier or later than this. Occasionally, wisdom teeth may never erupt at all.

Do I need to get my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed. if they erupt normally or don’t erupt at all, they are fine to be left in the mouth provided you are able to keep them clean or prevent decay. 

However, if wisdom teeth only partially erupt or erupt in the wrong direction or sideways, this is known as impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause:

  • Food getting stuck
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Swelling

In these cases, we do recommend the removal of wisdom teeth.

For more information on wisdom teeth removal, please call us at (02) 9233 7515, email us at prudentialdentist@gmail.com, or book online.