Do you have a tooth ache? Read all you need to know about wisdom teeth here.
Of all the permanent teeth, wisdom teeth are the last to appear. Also known as third molars, the wisdom teeth usually make an appearance when a person is between the ages of 19 and 21.
Because by this age the jaw is already matured, these teeth can be impacted by either not erupting fully or coming out sideways.
Nowadays, removing wisdom teeth is quite a common practice. But do you know everything there is to know about why wisdom teeth need to be extracted or if they need to be extracted at all?
Dr. Priyanji De Silva, who has over 10 years of experience in dentistry, gives a comprehensive overview on wisdom teeth.
She practices all aspects of routine dentistry with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry (smile makeovers), implant dentistry (replacing missing teeth to improve functionality) and family dentistry (treating children).
Her practice is currently based at Atria-Pan Dental Group in Orchard.
When should you see the dentist about a wisdom tooth?
Most often, people are unaware that they have problems associated with a wisdom tooth.
It is diagnosed by chance when patients are seen for their routine check-ups. Those who don’t go for regular dental check-ups only know about it when pain arises.