As dentists we hear these questions frequently: Should I remove my wisdom teeth? Will they erupt further? Will they make my front teeth crooked?
As one of the most common dental procedures in the UK, here at K Dental Studios we are fortunate to have the right experts to help and advise patients who are considering treatment.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Most adults have 32 teeth, including 4 wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are usually the 3rd and final set of molars and they usually emerge between the ages of 18 and 21.
Not all people have developing wisdom teeth and for those who do develop them, only some will see them erupt fully in their mouths.
Nowadays, because of the change in our diet, eating mostly cooked food, tooth wear is less over time. This change means there is not always enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt.