Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties.
Wisdom teeth that only partially erupt allow for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult. They can cause infection, pain, swelling and damage to neighbouring teeth.
If infection develops around a tooth, the gum can become sore and swollen and the person can experience bad breath, bad taste and difficulty opening their mouth and eating.
What can be done?
Our Specialist Oral Surgeon can relieve pain and swelling by removing problematic teeth (including wisdom teeth) in a caring and friendly environment
Treatment for Anxious Patients
Nervous patients can have their surgery carried out under sedation or general anaesthesia.