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Wisdom teeth is the commonly used term for ‘third molars’ – the large teeth right at the back of the mouth that come through last, usually between the ages of 17 and 25, though they can also erupt much later or not at all.
Wisdom teeth tend to become problematic when there is insufficient room for them, and they become impacted (stuck). This normally results in infection and inflammation around the gum covering the impacted teeth. The most common symptoms include, swelling, bad taste/odour, pain, soreness on chewing, jaw stiffness, headaches, and a general unwell feeling.
It is recommended that all patients have their wisdom teeth assessed and monitored by their dentist during their late teens and early twenties. The dentist will recommend an X-Ray to see how the wisdom teeth are positioned and whether extraction is required. The X-Ray will also determine if the wisdom teeth can be extracted in the chair or a referral to an oral maxillo-facial surgeon is required.
We’ve got you covered for dental care at all stages of your life
We have Children’s Dentistry – perfect for all areas of paediatric dental care from when your child’s first tooth comes through, right through to early childhood and their teenage years.
Having a caring and experienced regular dentist can help you keep the healthiest teeth and gums, and the best smile possible. If you need a Brisbane dentist for wisdom teeth extractions, call Hawthorne Dental.