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Dental Information - Wisdom teeth

About Wisdom Teeth And Managing Dental Issues

The Wisdom tooth, or Wisdom teeth ( also called Third Molars ) usually do not push through the gums until the late teens or twenties. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to come through the gums.

In the majority of cases, there will not be enough room in the jaw for a wisdom tooth or all wisdom teeth to fully emerge. This can lead to several complications. If the exit of the wisdom teeth is stalled at the halfway point (soft impaction), this can make brushing and flossing the wisdom teeth extremely difficult. Food and bacteria builds up between the wisdom teeth and its neighbouring molars, and decay and gum infection are very likely to occur.

Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw have a tendency to lean sideways and grate against the cheek. These wisdom teeth usually cause ulceration and chewing problems. A further problem is wisdom teeth crowding- the pressure from wisdom teeth may also force the other teeth closer together, and interfere with the bite. Gum disease and cyst formations are also complications of impacted wisdom teeth.

Pressure from the wisdom teeth can also cause toothache on the tooth next to it. Ulceration can also be caused by wisdom teeth. Upper wisdom teeth may push sideways out of the gum and cause ulcers inside of the cheek.

If you are experiencing pain or soreness from wisdom teeth make an appointment to see one of our dentists.

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The Manly Village Dental team is led by long-term Manly dentist, Greg Mahoney, and dental surgeon, Tony Abussi. Manly Village Dental are established dentists serving Manly, Wynnum, Lota, Thorneside, Birkdale,Hemmant,Tingalpa and surrounds and can assist with a wide range of dental treatments. Call our dental practice on 07 3893 1272.

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