We have a dentist with extensive experience in managing wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the rear molar teeth, that come into the mouth, sometime around the late teens or early 20s. These teeth can sometimes cause overcrowding, or can impact into the gum or neighbouring teeth. Wisdom teeth that cause problems are best removed.
Impaction is where the wisdom tooth erupts at an angle which causes it to butt against the next-door tooth (hard impaction) or the gum (soft impaction).
In some cases, there may not be enough room in the jaw for the erupting wisdom teeth. This may stall their eruption (soft impaction), and make brushing and flossing these teeth difficult. Food and bacteria often become trapped between the wisdom tooth and its neighbouring molar tooth, which may cause tooth decay and gum infections.
Dr Wight has extensive experience in managing wisdom teeth.