Many people do not have enough space at the rear of their jaw for wisdom teeth to fully erupt and be functional. When there is not enough space for a wisdom tooth to come through, the tooth becomes wedged or “impacted” which may cause problems. The dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal if there is insufficient room for your teeth to erupt or if you are experiencing symptoms associated with the eruption or impaction of your wisdom teeth.
At Dentessence, our dentists are skilled in removing wisdom teeth in the dental chair while the patient is given local anaesthetic to reduce pain. In some cases wisdom teeth removal may be a more complex procedure that will need to be done by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon. The dentists at Dentessence are trained to recognise these situations in which case they will provide you with a referral letter to see a specialist surgeon.