Your initial visit to the dentist would include an examination of your mouth and x-rays to determine the position of the wisdom teeth, their condition and the status of the adjacent teeth and bone.
A wisdom tooth is impacted when it is obstructed from erupting fully into the mouth, either by the tooth in front of it or the surrounding bone or gums. In some situations, it may be advisable to remove them prophylactically.
What to expect during consultation and what tests are required
• Your dentist will require a full medical history, so, do bring your medications for verification purposes
• Dental radiographs will be taken to assess the wisdom tooth/teeth
• Investigations such as vitality testing of teeth adjacent to the wisdom tooth may be performed.