Wisdom Teeth

When wisdom teeth (also called third molars) align properly and gum tissue is healthy they pose little risk. Unfortunately this does not generally happen. They often grow sideways, partially emerge or even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. These poorly positioned or impacted wisdom teeth can cause many problems. 

These can include
  • Gum infection surrounding the wisdom tooth
  • Food impaction
  • Cheek ulceration
  • Pressure pain on adjacent teeth
  • Crowding - the pressure from wisdom teeth may also force the other teeth closer together
  • Cystic formation
  • Bite problems from interferences
Wisdom teeth partial and horizontal impaction Canning Vale 6155 partial eruption & horizontal impaction Wisdom teeth vertical and angular impaction Canning Vale 6155
vertical & angular impaction