Does Everyone Require a Wisdom Tooth Removal?

teeth health smile dentistWe’re all born with a set of wisdom teeth and unfortunately, some will require these large molars to be extracted. What factors determine whether or not a dentist will be required to remove these teeth?

– A wisdom tooth that is impacted with another tooth may need to be removed.

– Those with smaller jaws may require an extraction (there is not enough room in the mouth).

– Teeth that are extremely crooked could likewise be candidates for removal.

“Wisdom teeth are your third molars which don’t erupt through the gum line until late in adolescence.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.