The usual age for erruption of wisdom teeth is 18-20 years of age.
Wisdom Teeth are commonly associated with becoming impacted when the jaw is crowded and they have no space to successfully errupt. At Smile Artistry we can assess your wisdom teeth on a OPG X-Ray or a 3D Conebeam Scan and make a recommendation as to whether the wisdom teeth will successfully errupt into your mouth, or will require removal.
It is common when the wisdom teeth are deeply impacted, that your wisdom teeth will be removed under a General Anaesthetic in a hospital with an Oral Surgeon. Following your Consultation and OPG Film we will refer you appropriately with appropriate referrals and correspondance.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions are considered a safe procedure where proper planning is first undertaken using appropriate images such as an Opg or 3D Conebeam Scan.
If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain you should have a consultation to determine whether the teeth require removal.