Wisdom teeth are a set of molars that grow through in your late teenage years through to your early twenties. Not everyone gets wisdom teeth, however, and given the problems they can cause, that can be quite a relief. Dentists tackle wisdom teeth removal every day, with more extractions in Australia than even the UK.
Dentist Perth advise that when wisdom teeth grow through straight, healthy, and keep to themselves, they don’t require removal. When there is not enough room in your mouth for them, they are impacted, or cause infection and decay; then your dentist will need to take them out quick-smart.
But, how do you know they need to come out?
The Alignment Isn’t Right
Wisdom teeth are a third and final set of molars, which means they are the last ones to arrive at the party when there are no seats left. Because of a lack of space, they might decide to grow in sideways, crooked, or in the way of other teeth – pushing them off their seats. If that’s the case, your dentist will need to act. The first port of call is an x-ray to find out what’s going on. You will then most likely require extraction.