Wisdom Teeth Galway
The majority of people have three permanent molars that develop in each quadrant of the mouth (upper, lower, left and right), and it is the third of these molars that are commonly known as wisdom teeth. Unlike the first two sets of molars that erupt in childhood, the wisdom teeth don’t usually appear until the ages of 18-20 – when people are supposed to be wiser. In reality, wisdom teeth aren’t any different from your other teeth, except that they’re the last to grow into your mouth.
As long as wisdom teeth grow in properly, they’re just as useful as your other teeth, with a proper bite relationship and healthy surrounding gum tissue.
Our wisdom teeth removal will provide you with pain relief
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure and in the cases of impacted and complicated erupted wisdom teeth, can provide pain relief and improved quality of life.
- Impacted wisdom teeth – Wisdom teeth are impacted when they’ve been prevented from erupting properly, but are not necessarily impacted if they haven’t erupted.
Here at Galway Dentists, we’ll examine and x-ray your mouth to determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted or won’t grow in properly.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems such as infections, the decay of adjacent teeth, gum disease or the formation of a cyst or tumour from the follicle (the tissue that forms the crown of the tooth).
Many dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal for impacted teeth to prevent potential problems from occurring in the future.
- Erupted wisdom teeth – In some cases, erupted wisdom teeth may also need to be removed. If your wisdom tooth is non-functional, interfering with your bite, badly decayed, involved with or at risk of periodontal disease, or is interfering with the restoration of an adjacent tooth.
Every case is different, and here at Galway Dentists, our experienced team will determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed.
Why choose Galway Dentists for your wisdom teeth removal?
Galway Dentists’ skilled team are experienced with impacted and erupted wisdom teeth, and will help you to make the best choice for you. We generally recommend the removal of wisdom teeth approximately when the roots are formed, or three-fourths developed when the patient is usually in adolescence.
Wisdom teeth impaction is the most common medical developmental disorder, and our experienced team will access the tooth through soft and hard tissue, gently detaching the connective tissue between the tooth and bone, removing it quickly and cleanly.
For more information about how Galway Dentists can perform your wisdom teeth removal and to book an appointment, call us today on (091) 58 22 22 or get in touch online.