Why take them out?

Extraction of Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and can be seen on X-rays. Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:

  • They’re impacted. Because they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.
  • They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
  • Your mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
  • You have cavities or gum disease. You may not be able to clean your wisdom teeth properly with your toothbrush.

wisdom teeth at Hutt Dental Hub - Dentist in Lower Hutt