Wisdom teeth are the third molar teeth at the most distal (rear) part of the mouth. Most adults have 4 wisdom teeth, one on each of the 4 quadrants of the mouth. Generally, wisdom teeth erupt between the ages 16 – 25.
Contrary to what most people think, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed.
At Simply Teeth, we only recommend the removal of wisdom teeth for the following reasons.
Prior to removing your wisdom teeth, a consult with one of our friendly dentists at Simply Teeth West Perth is arranged. At this appointment, an all round Xray (OPG) may be taken to assess the position of the wisdom teeth as well as key structures such as the Inferior Alveolar Nerve and floor of the sinus.
Our dentists at Simply Teeth West Perth will then discuss the risks and benefits, costs and options available for the procedure to help you make an informed decision.
Risks of removing wisdom teeth include:
At Simply Teeth, we will ensure that removal of wisdom teeth will be done as painlessly as possible.
In addition, you may elect to include other forms of sedation in addition to local anaesthesia
Alternatively, you can elect to have it done under General Anaesthesia.
Not sure if you need your wisdom teeth removed?
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