Why are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Most people have enough room in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to come through without causing any major problems. For these people, there is no need to remove any of the wisdom teeth.
However, in some cases the erupting wisdom teeth can cause problems or potential problems for other teeth or your general oral health. If there isn’t enough room for the wisdom teeth, they can become impacted as they erupt. This could be because the tooth comes through at an angle, pushes up against other teeth or doesn’t emerge properly from the gumline. If this happens, it can cause a range of oral health problems including:
- Pain and swelling around the back of the jaw
- wollen or bleeding gums
- Difficulty chewing
- Headaches or jaw aches
- Bad breath or unpleasant tastes in the mouth
- Infections and cysts
If left unattended, an impacted wisdom tooth can also push other teeth out of alignment, lead to infections and gum disease, decay in adjacent teeth and persistent tooth or jaw pain.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Removing wisdom teeth is easier in younger people (under age of 25) as the teeth and jaw aren’t as firmly set in place as they are in older patients. Younger people also tend to experience less post-op pain and swelling and heal faster. For this reason, your dentist may recommend your wisdom teeth be removed if the X-rays show signs of potential problems in the future.
Our team of expert dentists can provide in-chair wisdom teeth removal under local anaesthetic. The simple procedure takes place in our dental clinic in Doreen. After the procedure, we will provide you with the necessary pain medication, a full care and healing regiment and a follow-up appointment to ensure everything is healing as it should be.
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At Doreen Dental Clinic, we have over 15 years’ experience providing premium dental services to individuals and families. We offer a full range of dental services from routine check-ups and children’s dentistry to dentures, dental implants and more.
As the number-one emergency dentist in Doreen, we can also provide same-day appointments for any urgent dental work.
We accept all health insurance and with HICAPS available, we can immediately process payments to help streamline your claims process. We also offer a range of dental payment plans including the National Dental Plan, Afterpay and Zippay.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, or discuss any of our other services, contact the team at Doreen Dental Clinic today. Give us a call on (03) 8735 7359 or contact us online.