Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the very back teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws and that are the last to erupt into the gum-line. In most cases these wisdom teeth can erupt without any complications. It is quite common however for there to be insufficient space in the jaws to allow wisdom teeth to take their correct position.
When the wisdom tooth has partially erupted, food and bacteria can be difficult to clean from the pocket created and cause an infection in the overlying gum, a condition called ‘pericoronitis’. This infection can become recurrent, frequently causing pain and discomfort. Other problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth include overcrowding, pressure causing front teeth to be pushed out of alignment, development of tumours or cysts, infection and gum disease.
It is often recommended that the wisdom teeth be removed when problems explained above occur so pain, infection or other problems can be prevented. Our team at Kensington Dental will be happy to discuss and advise you further in this area.
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