Generally, most of us will have three sets of molars on upper and lower jaw on either side of the mouth, making a total of 12. In the late teens or early twenties, two sets of third molars namely, wisdom teeth grow at the end of the jawline next to the existing molars. In most of the cases the wisdom teeth, having no space to develop, cause problems resulting in their removal. Not all will get the complete set of wisdom teeth, while some may get only two, some luckily will not get any one of them.

When Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If your wisdom teeth are positioned correctly in your jaw and do not cause any pain, it is not necessary to remove them. But if they are impacted or cause pain or crowing of teeth, your dentist would recommend you to remove them. Wisdom teeth removal cost is also affordable, and it is a safe procedure. There are two ways a wisdom tooth usually grows:

  1. Grow As Regular Teeth: If there is sufficient space in your mouth, the wisdom teeth grow normally like any other teeth.
  2. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: When there is no space for it to grow they remain impacted, either completely under the jawline or they erupt partially. In both the cases, the wisdom teeth cause problems. A slightly sprouted tooth is vulnerable to plaque and bacteria, resulting in cavities that can spread to other healthy teeth. While, the one which is completely under the jawline would exert a lot of pressure on the adjacent teeth colliding with their roots, resulting in crowing, change in teeth alignment and a lot of pain. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause:
  • Damage to the adjacent teeth
  • It can lead to sinus problems
  • Inflammation of gums
  • Remarkable changes in the alignment of the teeth
  • Lead to the formation of cyst resulting in jaw damage

When Is It Best To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It is best to go for wisdom teeth removal between the ages of 16-22. At this age, the wisdom teeth start to erupt generally. First only the crown develops and is pushed through the gum, in young adults when the roots are still forming, they can be removed easily without much complication.

What If The Growing Wisdom Teeth Do Not Hurt?

In such case, the decision is left to your dentist. Not all wisdom teeth gives you an alarm of complications, they can be passive for a long time. Moreover, even if they grow properly, as they are located at the very end where you cannot reach to clean or brush, they are susceptible to cavity formation. Most of the dentists would suggest their removal to prevent them from causing any issues the future. The total cost of wisdom teeth removal in Sydney is affordable nowadays, and there are many experienced dentists around, who can remove your wisdom teeth effectively without you feeling any discomfort.