Wisdom teeth, sometimes known as ‘third molars’, erupt in the back four corners of the mouth, usually between the ages of 16-26.
At West Ryde Dental Clinic, our team of dental professionals will work together with you to determine if wisdom tooth removal may be the right treatment for you wisdom teeth, particularly if they are causing any dental problems.
Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Removal
A wisdom tooth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons:
- Dental pain
- Bone damage
- Dental caries that can’t be restored
- Insufficient room in your mouth for all of your teeth
The lack of room around wisdom teeth allows food particles to get stuck behind the tooth or under the gum flap, making it almost impossible to remove with a toothbrush or floss. This can lead to various problems including pain, infection, periodontal disease, and cysts.
Although tooth extractions are generally not our first choice, when they need to be done, we ensure that you are comfortable by using local anaesthesia – our extractions are painless.
After the extraction, the team at West Ryde Dental Clinic will provide any ongoing support or advice your need, as well as offering options to replace your extracted tooth.
Wisdom tooth removal is an invasive procedure that’s why we take ample care and caution when dealing with it. Our dentists are trained to handle it with utmost vigilance. Before proceeding, we’ll discuss the procedure with you but you could still seek a second opinion from an equally qualified dentist to confirm.
Importance of Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
Once a wisdom tooth is impacted, it’s usually best to extract them as infection can develop if it is not removed. In addition, an impacted wisdom tooth can lead to pain, swelling, and a general ill feeling.
Impacted wisdom teeth are hard to clean because of their location in your mouth. If they are partly covered and have an issue with eruption, they can be at risk of debris and infection.
Redness, pain, swelling, foul mouth odour, and other issues associated with impacted teeth can result in serious infection if you don’t pay attention to the treatment and home care.
Safe and Reliable Wisdom Tooth Removal at West Ryde Dental Clinic
Do you have issues with your wisdom teeth? Then maybe it’s time for a quick visit to your to your West Ryde dentist at West Ryde Dental Clinic. Our doctors have extensive experience in dealing with wisdom tooth problems. We have handled a wide array of simple and complex procedures.
At West Ryde Dental Clinic, your overall health is our topmost priority.