Wisdom Tooth Removal in Auckland
Wisdom teeth begin to erupt from our gums and move around at age 18. These may need to be surgically removed if they affect other teeth – often referred to as “impacted wisdom teeth”. This failure to erupt properly may occur either because there is not enough room in the jaw for the tooth, or because of its abnormal position. Many oral health dentist recommend removal of wisdom teeth, as early extraction helps eliminate a number of problems.
Why remove wisdom teeth?
An “Impacted Wisdom Tooth” fails to emerge fully into its expected position or is unlikely to do so in the future. Wisdom tooth extraction is usually performed surgically, sooner than later. Some of the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Bacteria and plaque build-up
- Recurrent infections in the area
- Cysts development
- Tumour development
- Partial lock jaw
- Jaw and gum disease
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please make an appointment as soon as possible:
- Intense wisdom teeth pain and soreness in the mouth (possibly radiating to the ear and/or throat)
- Infection in the mouth
- Facial swelling
- Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth
Learn more about The Cost of Wisdom Tooth Removal.