Wisdom teeth

Don’t let wisdom teeth overcrowd and ruin your smile

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that appear in a teenager or young adult. When correctly aligned they don’t cause any issues, but many experience overcrowding which start moving other teeth. This can prove problematic with cleaning, food being trapped or an imperfect smile.

As they are so far back in the mouth, wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean and floss, which can cause tooth decay and gum infections. If you have spent money on braces wisdom teeth can undo this work and start moving teeth again.

Make an appointment to discuss any concerns you may have for yourself or your teenage children. X-rays can be taken to discover if there are any issues like impacted wisdom teeth (these are teeth growing at an angle underneath the gum). Once we can see what is going on we will be able to advise you of the best course of action and if any treatment is required.