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Wisdom Teeth

About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth (third molars) usually push through (erupt) in the late teens or early twenties. They are the last teeth to erupt. If the wisdom teeth erupt and there is insufficient room in the mouth to accommodate them or if a wisdom tooth is unable to erupt due to being wedged against the tooth in front of it, it will require extraction.

Your dentist will arrange the appropriate radiographs (x-ray) to assess and recommend how the teeth should be extracted. Typical images for wisdom teeth are: Orthopantomogram (OPG) and 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).

Both images can be taken at our practice. In some difficult cases, a referral to an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon may be considered.