The wisdom teeth, or third molars are the last permanent teeth that erupt into the mouth. They generally erupt in the late teens or early 20’s. Although they are the smallest of the three molars, they often cause discomfort when they erupt if there isn’t enough room for them to come through fully. When partially erupted, they can also be a decay risk to the second molar in front of them.
When do wisdom teeth need to be removed? When wisdom teeth need to be extracted, there are various ways we can do the surgery depending upon:
Dr Porzig has over 20 years of experience in oral surgery and will discuss the option(s) most suited to your individual circumstance during your consultation. When four wisdom teeth need to be extracted or if the extractions are difficult , the surgery can be done under general anaesthetic at Westminster Day Surgery or under IV sedation at Lifestyle dental Studio. With both of these options, Dr Porzig performs the surgery while you are carefully monitored by an anaesthetist