teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthBack in our ancestry, wisdom teeth were necessary for chewing tough foods like roots and meat, but are largely unnecessary in the modern world. Rather than being of benefit, wisdom teeth can cause problems –especially if they erupt improperly through the gums or become impacted.

For these reasons many people opt to have the dentist extract them rather than risk potential future dental problems.

Impacted wisdom teeth can:

– Be painful

– Become infected

– Cause other dental problems

An x-ray at the dentist will show where your wisdom teeth are and if they are impacted and whether they should be removed or not. Further reading on the topic can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-we-need-our-wisdom-teeth/.

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.