Wisdom teeth are the large teeth at the back of the jaw that comes out last often between the ages of 17-25. However, everyone is different and there are cases where they come through at a much later age or not at all.
For most people, there are not enough room to accommodate for the wisdom teeth and common problems that can arise are:
- Swelling and infection
- Difficulty in opening mouth
- Decay of the wisdom teeth as they are difficult to clean
- Rubbing of cheek and/or tongue
- Harbouring of bacteria which later causes gum disease
At Broad Oak Dental, we will assess your dental status and give you advise whether or not to have wisdom teeth removed. We will go through the procedure with you in great detail.