Much has changed with wisdom teeth removal in recent years. Thus, wisdom teeth removal is no longer the multiple day, painful, and dreaded experience it once was. In fact, the procedure is very common at our dental clinic in Sydney. An appointment should be scheduled at the first moment of discomfort. This will avoid further issues and complications.
The final teeth to erupt are your Wisdom teeth or third molars. They are usually a less than welcome addition to your mouth. The pain associated with the eruption of the third molars and subsequent problems related to those left unattended is, for many, one of life’s worst dental experiences.
At Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants we offer wisdom teeth removal if they are:
- Cause pain
- Or if they are impacted.
Why you need wisdom teeth removal?
You do not need to have wisdom teeth removal:
- If your wisdom teeth come in perfectly straight
- or they don’t damage or impact on the surrounding molars or gum tissue
Unfortunately, for most people, this isn’t the case. For example, the teeth may grow slightly off course, grow sideways, not fully emerge, or stay trapped beneath the gum, bone or remain blocked. This can lead to swelling, pain or future infections.
There are some instances, like in the case of nerve involvement or associated pathology like cysts, where you’ll need to be referred to a specialist.Wisdom teeth can lead to many problems if left unattended:
- Poorly aligned wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth.
- Wisdom teeth that lean toward the second molars make them more vulnerable to decay by entrapping plaque and debris.
- They may only partially erupt allowing for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness.
- A partial eruption can leave you more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes proper hygiene care difficult.
- Impacted teeth left unattended may lead to the development of cysts.