Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final permanent teeth to erupt and usually begin to appear around the ages of 16 to 25, though it is not unheard of for children as young as 13 to begin feeling signs of wisdom teeth eruption.
The back of the mouth may not have enough room for wisdom teeth to erupt properly. They often grow in sideways or cannot emerge completely through the gums.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Not all wisdom teeth require an extraction, but when they develop symptoms or cause bite-related problems, removing them can benefit your health and smile. Dr James Wong has removed more than 30,000 wisdom teeth since beginning his practice. Many colleagues and nearby dentists recommend him to complete wisdom teeth extractions due to his experience and gentle treatment.
We evaluate wisdom teeth for both teens and adults, alerting them to any potential problems wisdom teeth could create.
Typically, a local anaesthetic will be sufficient to ensure comfort during the procedure. For patients who want or require a deeper level of relaxation, we also offer sedation (sleep) dentistry in our practice with a Specialist Anaesthetist, who ensures patient comfort and safety throughout the process.
Wisdom teeth extractions usually only require one appointment. Some bruising and inflammation are normal but typically mild.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.