Did you know that the average mouth can comfortably accommodate only 28 teeth? By the age of 18, most adults will develop a total of 32 teeth – an additional four molars known as wisdom teeth. When these teeth don’t have room to grow, they can come in sideways or even remain trapped beneath the gum, leading to pain and infection. With an oral exam and x-rays, we can evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and advise whether extraction is necessary.
Like any other dental treatment there are indications for wisdom teeth extractions. For example; pain, infection, dental crowding, deep decay, periodontal disease, etc. In the consultation appointment, we will take the appropriate x-rays to assess the situation and provide you with our recommendation.