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Wisdom Teeth Removal

 

Wisdom teeth are the last to appear, at the back of the mouth, usually in the early twenties. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth, though many have fewer or none at all. Frequently there isn’t room for them with the result that they develop at an angle, pressing into the teeth.

As wisdom teeth are coming through, the surrounding gum sometimes becomes inflamed and sore. This is called pericoronitis. This may settle down or come and go. It is usually better to remove a wisdom tooth if you have repeated bouts of pericoronitis. Occasionally this infection can be very serious requiring hospitalisation. In addition, wisdom teeth can lead to decay in adjacent teeth requiring removal of the wisdom teeth...

 

Irish Dental Council new legislation on Teeth Whitening

This new legislation prohibits the use of tooth whitening products containing over 6% of hydrogen peroxide and stipulates that for products containing between 0.1% and 6%, a clinical examination and first treatment by a dentist will be required to ensure the absence of risk factors or oral pathologies, after which the patient will be able to continue the treatment by him or herself. The use of these products by persons younger than 18 years will not be allowed.