Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to form and erupt. Many people have jawbones that are too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. This results in a lack of space for the wisdom teeth to erupt completely, becoming impacted in the jawbone, completely or partially.

As these teeth are tilted or poorly positioned, often the gum tissue surrounding these can get inflamed leading to an infection causing pain or swelling. Signs of an impacted wisdom tooth can be vague pain in the back part of the mouth, difficulty in chewing or opening. Sometimes an impacted wisdom tooth may cause the other teeth to become crowded, causing alignment problems. They can cause recurring problems and usually needs removal.

Stellar Smiles can help relieve the pain and treat impacted wisdom teeth. Our dentists are highly experienced to remove wisdom teeth. We often start with a special jawscan (OPG) to assess whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not. In some situations we can refer you to our specialist oral surgeons.