Plateau Dental Care

Wisdom Teeth

We call the molars at the back of our jaws ‘wisdom teeth’ because they generally don’t appear until you’re in your late teens or early twenties. Some people have four wisdom teeth—some have none.

Wisdom teeth can become a problem if they force your other teeth to move, or lead to other problems with infections or with your jawbone.

If you’re having problems with your bite or with jaw pain, your wisdom teeth may be a cause of the problem, and may require extraction.

It’s a common procedure to remove wisdom teeth.

Your dentist can tell you if you need your wisdom teeth extracted, or whether another treatment is more appropriate for your circumstances.

For more information on any of these procedures or to request a consultation, drop in to our dental surgery in Alstonville or click here to email us.