Waterdale Dental 257 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe Victoria|Call 03 9497 3700

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth (also called third molars) are usually the last teeth to come through the gums in late teen to early twenties.  Most people have four wisdom teeth but some get less or none. 

There is little space at the rear of jaws and it is very common for these wisdom teeth to get “impacted” or wedged.  This can cause no problems, but often there can be severe problems including infection, damage and movement to teeth in front, cysts and loss of bone. 

Removal of these problem wisdom teeth is recommended and can be done in the dentist chair or under a general anaesthetic in hospital.