Wisdom teeth, or third molars are the last teeth to develop in the jaws. They appear between the ages of 17 and 23 years, and most of the times remain fully or semi-impacted or appear out of place due to lack of sufficient space.

Surgical removal of the wisdom teeth is advised when:

  • They cause frequent swelling or pain (signs of infection)
  • They show any kind of pathology (caries, periodontitis)
  • They cause damage to adjacent teeth
  • They cause cyst or (rarely) benign tumor development

You do not need to remove wisdom teeth that have appeared normally in your mouth, and participate in chewing, when they can be sufficiently cleaned and do not show any signs of pathology.

You should remove impacted or semi-impacted wisdom teeth that will never erupt normally and may cause problems in the future.

Many orthodontists advise wisdom teeth removal after the end of orthodontic treatment and even sometimes before it starts when:

  • The wisdom teeth interfere with the placement of orthodontic appliances (brackets, rings, retainers)
  • They might cause relapse of the treatment result when they come out.

Specialized training on the field of oral surgery ensures that the surgical removal of a wisdom tooth will be a simple, painless procedure, with minimum discomfort afterwards.

The procedures are carried out with local anesthesia, at the dental office. In complicated cases, when we need to remove 3-4 wisdom teeth at the same time or in cases of extreme dental anxiety, we offer the alternative of sedation, which is carried out in a hospital environment, with a specialized anesthesiologist.

In all cases, the patient will receive detailed instructions regarding the post-surgical care to minimise discomfort after the procedure and return to their regular activities as soon as possible.