The average adult has 32 teeth but the average mouth is designed to hold only 28 teeth. As you can imagine, it can be uncomfortable when 32 teeth try and squeeze into a space only designed for 28! These four additional teeth that emerge between 18-25 years of age are known as ‘wisdom teeth’ as they are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth at a more mature or wiser age.
As much as 80% of young people in Britain have at least one wisdom tooth that has not completely broken through the gum. For some people, wisdom teeth do not cause any problems but in others it can lead to pain, swelling, inflammation, damage to adjacent teeth or other complications such as infection, trapped food and tooth decay.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, it is important that you contact us for a clinical assessment as soon as possible so we can devise a treatment plan to help maintain optimal oral health and relieve you of any discomfort.
Removal of wisdom teeth is not always needed but, if it is, you can rest assured we offer the most advanced pain-free methods guaranteed.
TAKING CARE OF WISDOM TEETH
If you are fortunate enough to have your wisdom teeth in a healthy position, it is still important you give them adequate dental care. As they are quite far back in the mouth, these teeth are easier to brush with a small headed toothbrush.ARRANGE A CONSULTATION