Not everyone will need their wisdom teeth removed, but in cases where you do it is important to consider who is able to perform this type of dental surgery for you. Wisdom teeth removal can be conducted by your dentist or an oral surgeon. If you have a preferred oral surgeon you can request a referral letter from your GP or local dental clinic.
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth need to be removed from all sorts of different reasons, they can become impacted which can be quite painful to the person affected. This is due to the wisdom teeth not having enough room to move in the mouth and erupting through the gum line at a wrong angle. Leaving impacted wisdom teeth in your mouth can result in the movement of your other teeth which can lead to further dental and orthodontic work to have them straightened.