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The wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) usually don’t erupt from the gums until the late teens or early twenties. Generally they are the last teeth to appear. For most people there will not be enough room in the jaw for a wisdom tooth or all wisdom teeth to fully emerge. This can lead to several complications- If the exit of the wisdom tooth is stalled at the halfway point (soft impaction) it can make brushing and flossing extremely difficult. Food and bacteria builds up between the wisdom tooth and its neighbouring molars, and decay and gum infection are very likely to occur.

The most common cause of tooth impaction is lack of space in the mouth. However, tumours, cysts, trauma tissue or bone, can also cause impaction. Pressure from the wisdom teeth can also cause toothache on the tooth next to it.

If you are experiencing soreness with your wisdom teeth call for an appointment and we will identify the best treatment solution for you.



Mouthguards are an essential item for people training and playing sport, particularly children.

Professionally fitted mouthguards protect your teeth from impact but also damage to your mouth, jaw, face and even spine.

Thanks to our in-house Dental Technician, Moranbah Dental offers professionally fitted mouthguard services. They are prepared in the dental laboratory from impressions made by your dentist.

Mouthguards should also be checked regularly to ensure they are in good condition and correctly fitting.

Moranbah Dental also offers a range of other tailor made dental devices.

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