As long as there are no problems with alignment and gums are healthy, wisdom teeth pose little risk. Unfortunately this is not common. For many people the reality is wisdom teeth only partially emerge, grow sideways or even remain trapped beneath gum and bone. Poorly positioned wisdom teeth can cause numerous problems such as infection from bacteria or irritation, as well as considerable pain.

Complications occur in instances where there is insufficient room in the jaw and wisdom teeth become impacted which places undesirable force on other teeth and bone structure.

Wisdom teeth require removal by a dentist when they are impacted or fail to surface completely. If required we can refer you to an Oral Surgeon for removal of the wisdom teeth under general anaesthetic. If you are experiencing pain or difficulties with your wisdom teeth, schedule a consultation with our team today.