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Wisdom Teeth Removal Pennant Hills

Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Payment PlansHere at Hills Dental Design, we offer in house wisdom tooth removal performed by Dr Simon Briggs. Dr Briggs strives to provide patients with exceptional surgical care with the least discomfort and inconvenience.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Also known as the third molars, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to surface. Generally there are four wisdom teeth – one at each end of each arch. Patients will often notice their wisdom teeth around their late teens to early twenties as they begin to surface. Although most people do have wisdom teeth at some point in their life, for some patients wisdom teeth may not ever erupt. It is also possible for a person to have more than four wisdom teeth or to have wisdom teeth impacted below the gum-line.

Do Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

Not all people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. It is important that you get a check-up and find out from our dentists to evaluate your wisdom tooth development, before they cause problems. We would recommend a wisdom tooth evaluation around your child’s 15th-17th birthday, or even earlier if there is pain.
Your dentist at Hills Dental Design can track your development and follow how your wisdom teeth are forming long before they ever cause you any concern.

What Does It Mean When Wisdom Teeth Erupt?

When the teeth break through the surface, this is called eruption. For most patients, the teeth move in stages which could mean it is only “partially erupted;” that is, the tooth is only partially exposed through the gumlines. Partially erupted teeth can cause infection that damages other teeth.

What Does It Mean When Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?

When the jawbone doesn’t have enough room for the third molars, the teeth can develop on an angle. In cases such as these, the wisdom teeth can’t erupt properly. The tooth has become ‘impacted’ and pushes toward the wrong direction. If the tooth is pushing against the other teeth, it could cause misalignment of your bite and crowd your teeth together.

Contact our helpful Pennant Hills dental team and allow us to talk you through your wisdom teeth needs in person.

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