Why are Wisdom Teeth removed?

by on June 2, 2017

Generally, wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne is required if:

  • They are impacted, means they can’t come into your jaw normally due to their location at the back of your mouth and can get trapped in your jawbone or gums,
  • Your mouth is too small and they don’t have enough space in your jaw,
  • You have cavities and are unable to brush or floss your wisdom teeth properly due to their difficult to access location,
  • They grow at the wrong angle due to excess crowding with your other teeth.

Most of us have room for a maximum of 28 teeth; means there’s no space for the wisdom teeth to grow in. Some people feel the effects of their wisdom teeth even before they start erupting into the mouth causing pressure or throbbing in the back of the jaw.