Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of your mouth which normally come through around late teens to mid-twenties. However some wisdom teeth will never erupt, and some people are born without wisdom teeth. There are some lucky people who never have any issues with their wisdom teeth if they have come through straight and they have enough space for them. Many people require wisdom teeth to be removed for numerous reasons.


Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Impacted wisdom teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth means that the wisdom tooth does not have enough room to erupt or develop naturally. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. Impacted wisdom teeth can be very hard to clean and make them more prone to tooth decay and gum disease.  Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed to avoid causing any damage to the teeth in front.



If there isn’t enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow in properly, they can push adjacent teeth out of alignment, causing crowding and other dental issues.


Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Wisdom teeth can be very tricky to clean due to the location of them, making them more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Removing wisdom teeth is often a better alternative to filling them as it prevents future problems with them since they are more difficult to maintain.


Orthodontic Treatment

Wisdom teeth can interfere with orthodontic treatment so your orthodontist may suggest you remove them to achieve the best results.


Wisdom teeth removals can be as simple as any other tooth removal. However, if they are impacted the dentist may need to remove them surgically by making an incision in the gum, and depending on the roots of the tooth, they may need to cut the tooth into sections to get the tooth out.


If you’re having trouble with your wisdom teeth, call our friendly team at Coomera Dental Centre to discuss your options on 5580 4811.