Your wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually start erupting from the gums between the ages of 17 to 21. They call it ‘wisdom teeth’ since this is around the time when we’re supposedly old enough to gain some wisdom.
Whatever the reason for the name, your third molars may present problems in your mouth whether or not it is causing any pain. As remnants of an earlier time when humans had yet to discover the concept of food preparation, our third molars are vestigial at best since we simply do not have any use for them anymore.
Unfortunately, our body isn’t just ready to completely let them go, so they are still a part of us – for good or bad. At Smile Time Family Dental, our Brisbane family dental practice provides wisdom teeth removal that will alleviate the pain you’re experiencing and prevent your third molars from affecting the rest of your teeth.
Third Molar Removal
Even if your third molars aren’t causing you any pain, it’s still imperative that you have them assessed.
One of the many complications involve the tooth’s actual eruption from the gums. This usually happens when neighbouring teeth prevents the third molar from emerging.
This can become even more painful than a ‘natural’ emerging of the third molar since it tends to push at the neighbouring teeth, causing discomfort and potentially a misaligned or crooked smile.
As your trusted Boondall dentist, we will perform wisdom tooth removal to prevent it from becoming a problem in the future. Smile Time Family Dental’s preventative efforts won’t just alleviate your pain; we’ll also maintain the health and aesthetic appearance of your smile.