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What are wisdom teeth and why are they so often removed?

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 30th August 2012 | Comments Off on What are wisdom teeth and why are they so often removed?

They are the last teeth to develop and the last to appear as we reach maturity. Sometimes they don’t appear, but become impacted inside the jaw. This occurs because our jawbones have a finite amount of space for teeth, and since wisdom teeth are the last to erupt, there might not be enough space left for them.

When there is a space problem and poor alignment or impaction, it is usually best to remove the wisdom teeth, preventing future problems that could include infection in the jaw or premature loss of the healthy teeth ahead of the wisdom teeth.
Some people believe that impacted wisdom teeth can cause the lower teeth to start to cross over and become misaligned, but this has never been proven to be the case.

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

We are an experienced dental team and are proud to deliver excellence, innovation and results that are second to none, using state of the art techniques in a practice dedicated to your comfort, wellbeing and most importantly, your smile.


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