Wisdom teeth are the third molars in adult dentition. They usually erupt between 18-25 yrs of age which is when most patients require wisdom tooth removal. Due to the lack of space in some people’s mouth, wisdom teeth can erupt at a bad angle – Mesio Angular ( Leaning forward ) Disto Angular ( leaning backward ), Horizontal (completely flat), Vertical (locked upright). They can also be tilted Buccally (outward) or Lingually (inward).

As the wisdom teeth try to erupt through the gums at a bad angle, it is usually accompanied by pain and inflammation. Early detection, space evaluation, diagnosis and wisdom teeth removal may help patients avoid this experience.

Let our specialist dentists in Wollongong accurately diagnose and advise you on their removal. Phone (02) 4225 0505 today to book an appointment at our local dental clinic.