Wisdom Teeth Removal
On most occasions the wisdom teeth emerge without problem. Occasionally however complications do arise as the wisdom teeth emerge. Most commonly they become impacted when there is not enough space for them. This means they grow towards, and exert pressure on, the surrounding teeth causing pain and discomfort eventually misaligning the teeth. The other common problem occurs when wisdom teeth only partially emerge, leaving a flap of gum tissue that partially covers the tooth and is open to recurrent infection.
The pain and discomfort caused by overcrowding of the teeth, impacted teeth and recurrent infection is easily prevented by the removal of the wisdom teeth should these complications arise. Removal of the wisdom teeth is generally a straight forward process that can be completed one tooth at a time or all four at once in our practice. Occasionally, our preliminary investigations may indicate that extraction is likely to be very difficult or complicated and referral to a specialist may be required.
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