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Wisdom teeth removal 

Many people do not have enough room for all 32 teeth we’ve evolved to have. It has become common for people to require wisdom tooth removal. Humans have evolved to have 32 teeth. That means 16 on the top jaw, 16 on the bottom jaw. It means we have three molars. Our third molars, being wisdom teeth, should have enough room to come through and be functional. 

The Snowy Mountains Dental holistic approach is: 

When your wisdom teeth align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth may not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.  The removal of wisdom teeth may be necessary when your wisdom teeth are unable to erupt within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped (impacted) beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth may take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to come through successfully. 


Dentists and oral health specialists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth if the following problems arise: 

• Pain, can often experience a dull ache in the back of the mouth. 
• Bacteria and plaque build-up. 
• Development of cysts. 
• Tumour development, infection and jaw and gum disease. 
• Crowding of mouth and pushing straight teeth out of alignment. 
• Difficulties in cleaning the back teeth. 

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