Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
When your wisdom teeth align properly and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
The removal of wisdom teeth is necessary when your wisdom teeth cannot grow properly into your mouth. Sometimes they grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum or even remain trapped (impacted) beneath the gum and bone. Partially erupted wisdom teeth attract bacteria and food and can cause infections of the gum and problems with the adjacent teeth.
What's involved in removing wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth extraction procedures vary significantly and depend on the position of your wisdom teeth and the difficulty of extraction. We recommend a consultation so we can discuss your individual case and discuss your options and the approximate fees.
For deeply impacted wisdom teeth or those with medical insurance, a referral to a specialist Oral Surgeon is sometimes required. We can also arrange this for you at the time of your consultation.
We understand that the prospect of wisdom tooth removal is overwhelming and scary for some. Our aim is to make the whole procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Please feel free to discuss with us any concerns you may have about removal of your wisdom teeth.