Wisdom Teeth: What They Are and What to Do About Them

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in the back of your mouth. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, although some people may not develop them at all.

While wisdom teeth can be beneficial for some people, they can also cause a variety of dental problems. In this blog, we’ll discuss what wisdom teeth are, why they can cause issues, and how Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre can help.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically emerge in the back of your mouth. They are located at the top and bottom of your jaw, behind your second molars.

For some people, wisdom teeth grow normally and do not cause any issues. However, for others, wisdom teeth can cause a range of dental problems.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Issues?

Wisdom teeth can cause issues for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth can push against your other teeth, causing them to shift and become crowded.
  • Impaction: If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come in, they may become impacted, which means they are stuck beneath your gums and can’t emerge properly.
  • Infection: If your wisdom teeth only partially emerge, they can create a flap of gum tissue that can trap food and bacteria, leading to infection.
  • Decay: Wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean properly, which can lead to decay and other dental problems.

How Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre Can Help

At Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre, we understand that the idea of wisdom teeth extraction can be daunting. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry options for anxious patients to help make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms related to your wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation. Our team of experts can provide personalised treatment options to help alleviate your discomfort and ensure optimal oral health.

Schedule your appointment today to see how we can help you with your wisdom teeth concerns.