Wisdom teeth usually do not push through the gums until people are in their late teens, twenties or even older. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to come through the gums. Most people have four wisdom teeth, some people have no wisdom teeth. Often there is little space in the rear of the jaws for wisdom teeth to come easily through the gums.
If the jaw does not have enough room for the wisdom tooth to come through, the tooth will become wedged in or impacted. Some impacted wisdom teeth remain buried and cause no trouble. However, other wisdom teeth may cause severe problems. Often one or more wisdom teeth will cause problems, and must be removed. If one or more of your wisdom teeth causes problems we may recommend that it be removed.
At Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre, we remove wisdom teeth and it is a fairly common procedure. However removal of troublesome wisdom teeth should usually be done as soon as possible before the problems get worse. If your wisdom tooth might be difficult to remove we may refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon.
At Maven Dental Yokine, formerly Yokine Dental Centre, if we are able to remove the wisdom teeth we do this offering the following services:
- You have them out in the chair using local anaesthetic. We have available for you, “happy gas” Penthrox and Valium to help you through this procedure.
- Your second option is to have IV sedation which is also done at the practice.
- Your third option is general anaesthetic, which is done at Westminster Day Clinic. Our dentist still does the procedure, it is just one at other premises.
- Our last option is to refer you out to the Maxillofacial surgeon and he will remove your teeth on our behalf. You will require a referral to go to the surgeon.
There are a lot of different factors involved in wisdom teeth extractions and you are welcome to ask our friendly staff or your dentist to go through the different options available to you.