Providing Relief for Impacted Wisdom Tooth
What are impacted wisdom teeth?
A wisdom tooth is a third molar that normally comes in between the ages of 17 and 25.
Because wisdom teeth are the most posterior of molars (they grow furthest in the back), sometimes there is not enough room for them to grow properly.
When this occurs, they are called impacted wisdom teeth (impacted by other teeth or jawbone).
Impacted wisdom teeth tend to become affected in the front by other teeth or behind by the jawbone.
Is wisdom tooth removal necessary?
Oral surgery is a common and effective solution to impacted wisdom teeth.
Teeth that are impacted can become problematic and cause dental problems, such as:
- Infection of surrounding gums
- Food packing between teeth and gums, causing tooth decay and affecting other teeth
- Growth of cysts (fluid-filled tissue) in your gums, which can rupture and cause pain and infection
- Wisdom teeth pain
Why should I have all four of my wisdom teeth removed?
Impacted wisdom tooth extraction can resolve the immediate issue, but many patients choose to remove all of their wisdom teeth before they can cause complications.
This is because your wisdom teeth keep moving until something stops them, so even if you have an impacted tooth removed, another tooth can end up super erupting (emerging too far out of the jaw or gums) into the hollow of your extracted tooth. This can cause symptoms of TMJ as well as other problems such as an increased risk of infection.
Removing all of your wisdom teeth at the same time can save you the trouble of having to go through the healing process more than once and help avoid future complications.
You will be evaluated before the procedure to determine whether your surgery can be performed at the dental office or will need to be done in a hospital. You and your Warrnambool dentist will discuss all of the details before a tooth extraction procedure along with options available to you.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction at Warrnambool Dental
Wisdom tooth extractions performed at Warrnambool Dental are guaranteed safe and worry-free. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored specifically for you!
Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are wisdom teeth?
At what age do people grow wisdom teeth?
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If they grow in a correct position, are healthy and function properly, it is not necessary to have them extracted.