When Wisdom Teeth May Only Partially Erupt

For most people wisdom teeth come through in the latter stages of their teen years. If wisdom teeth only partially emerge or become trapped beneath the gumline, they will require treatment from your dentist.

Key takeaways:

  • In human evolution, the jaw has become smaller over time and often there is not be enough room for a wisdom tooth to come through properly.
  • Being hard to clean, a partially erupted tooth can lead to an infection which is why it is vital it is assessed by a dentist.
  • Extraction is often the only option, but this is a straightforward procedure which should cause minimal discomfort.

“Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection. For some people, impacted wisdom teeth may “push” against the neighbouring teeth, affecting tooth alignment.”

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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