Around 30-45 minutes
What is the treatment?
Sometimes, wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven’t fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems and may need to be removed.
The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner.
Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly.
Because of the lack of space, wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted.
You should make an appointment to see your dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing severe pain. They’ll check your teeth and advise you whether they need to be removed at which point you may be referred to South Down Clinic, where we will assess you, plan and complete treatment as required.