What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, grow at the back of your gums in each of the four corners of your mouth. Healthy wisdom teeth don't tend to cause problems and elicit only slight pain as they emerge. In some cases, however, there isn't enough space for wisdom teeth to fit, as they grow later during our late teens and early twenties.
When do wisdom teeth become a problem?
What are the symptoms?
About the extraction procedure
Local anaesthetic is usually injected to numb the area around the tooth. Your dentist will make an incision to remove bone and soft tissue. The wisdom tooth is then removed, and may be cut into smaller pieces to make it easier to extract.
After the procedure
There are several things you can do to help the healing process:
Consult with a dentist in Dulwich Village on the best techniques to ease your discomfort and promote healing. If any problems arise after your wisdom teeth extraction, get in touch with your dentist immediately.