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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

What are wisdom teeth, and why are they such a problem?

Wisdom teeth usually appear at the back of your mouth during your late teens or early twenties. Often there is no room for them to ‘erupt’ (come through the gum) and the tooth to emerge properly. A wisdom tooth can erupt partly or remain trapped below the gum – this is known as an ‘impacted’ wisdom tooth.

Why don’t my wisdom teeth fit my mouth?

These are a few theories as to why wisdom teeth don’t fit many people’s mouths. Some experts think genetics may play a part – for example, you may have inherited one parents’ small jaw and another parents’ large teeth. Another theory suggests due to changes in our diet since prehistoric times, modern diet being more refined, our jaws don’t need to be as large and strong as they were Prehistoric times and teeth doesn’t wear at the rate compare to prehistoric diet.

Our experienced dentist has vast experience in removing even the horizontally impacted wisdom teeth.


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