Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are found in the very back of your mouth. They are the teeth that normally grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth are the final set of teeth that most people get, and they are sometimes known as third molars.
Some wisdom teeth might cause problems, while others might not. Most dental professionals will recommend having your wisdom teeth extracted if you experience chronic tooth pain or other related dental issues.
Possible Problems With Wisdom Teeth
Your dentist at A Plus Dental may recommend wisdom tooth extraction if you encounter any of the following scenarios.
The wisdom teeth don’t fit in your mouth
If the mouth does not have sufficient room for newly developing teeth, the teeth can become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that cannot fully break through the gum line, or teeth that become misaligned. Extracting the teeth can prevent impaction as well as overcrowding of teeth in your jaw.
Chronic pain in your gums around the wisdom teeth
Painful gums can indicate infection. Infections around partially erupted third molars are very common. This is caused by food and bacteria stuck around the teeth. Removing the teeth can prevent further infection.
Misaligned wisdom teeth
If wisdom teeth don’t come in straight, they can cause issues. One very common problem with wisdom teeth is that they cause other teeth to shift and move over time. Removing the wisdom teeth can prevent your other teeth from moving.
Causing tooth decay to adjacent teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth are difficult to clean due to their location in the mouth. As a result, the teeth are at a higher risk of developing decay and the surrounding gums are more prone to infection.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Prior to your surgery appointment, your dentist will discuss the procedure with you and inform you what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
To start the procedure, you will be given a local anaesthesia to numb the area that needs treatment. A general anaesthesia may also be given for anxious patients or if you have several wisdom teeth that may need to be removed at one time.
Depending on the tooth’s location and position, the wisdom tooth is either extracted or cut into small pieces so your dentist can easily remove it. After removing the tooth, your dentist may need to stitch the area.
There are several factors that may determine how easy or difficult it is to remove the wisdom tooth. For a fully erupted tooth, the procedure is similar to that of a typical tooth extraction. However, if it is an impacted wisdom tooth or a tooth that has not fully erupted through the gums, the surgery may be more complicated.
Wisdom Tooth Solution at A Plus Dental
At A Plus Dental, our dentists have the knowledge and skills to perform simple and complex wisdom tooth removal procedures. We use sterile materials and advanced techniques to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment. In addition, your Campbelltown dentist will also provide aftercare tips to help you recover faster without complications.
If you have issues with your wisdom teeth, visit A Plus Dental in Campbelltown today!