Why wisdom teeth need to be removed

The removal of wisdom teeth is often a hotly debated topic. Accounts of wisdom teeth removal are filled with disaster scenarios, long recovery times, and extreme pain. It is understandable as to why patients simply don’t want to either have the treatment or are in fear of having the procedure done.

At Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants, you can be assured that the wisdom teeth removal process is routine, it is safe, and it will be performed in a way that provides you with the least discomfort. Long gone are the days of multiple-day recovery and pain.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are your third molar set. They are the last set of teeth to come into the adult mouth and develop on both your lower and upper gums.

What causes wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom teeth can cause pain when they are impacted. This means that they don’t have enough room to emerge and develop normally, like the rest of your teeth. For example, they can grow sideways, grow off course, only partially emerge, stay trapped beneath the gum, or remain blocked – which can lead to future problems. Sometimes, wisdom teeth don’t cause pain – but because of where they sit in the mouth, they are hard to look after properly and can be susceptible to decay or gum disease.

When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Your dentist will advise you accordingly as to when is the right time to remove your wisdom teeth. At Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we generally recommend an earlier removal if possible – because there is a lower chance of any complications and potentially a shorter recovery time for you.

What would my symptoms be for wisdom teeth removal?

If you don’t have symptoms such as severe pain and swelling, there are other things to look out for, including:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling around the jaw
  • Bad breath
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
I am scared of the procedure for wisdom teeth removal – can I sleep through it?

Yes. With Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants, you can sleep through your treatment. Dental fear is extremely common, which is why we specialise in dental sedation! Sleep dentistry is also referred to as IV Sedation or twilight sedation. At Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants, one of our Principal dentists, Dr Melissa Licenblat, is a practising Sedationist and she will ensure your procedure you have peace of mind and a pleasant wisdom teeth removal process.

Your dental practitioner will always provide you with the best advice for you and your teeth – including if and when you should have your wisdom teeth removed. It is always advised that you go for a check-up appointment at your dentist every six months so that if there is a need for treatment, it can be caught early on.

Contact our caring and professional team today!