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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Burwood

teenage girl in dental chairWisdom teeth sometimes cause crowding and pain. Typically, adults have 32 teeth. The last four molars are usually called wisdom teeth. These teeth usually emerge between 16-25 years of age (during late adolescence to early adulthood).

For some people, wisdom teeth may grow out smoothly without any issues. For others, wisdom teeth push against their adjacent tooth, causing pain and inflammation in surrounding tissues or infections in adjacent teeth. Impaction is usually because wisdom teeth do not have enough space to fit properly in our mouths.

Complications of Crowded Wisdom Teeth

Because spacing often makes wisdom teeth trapped or impacted, they can grow in an odd angle or against other adjacent molars, causing pain and infection. They can also form a narrow gap between your teeth, where food tends to get trapped. These gaps are deep, which makes them difficult to brush and clean. If the bacteria in these spaces continue to compound, it will eventually cause tooth decay or gum disease.

To prevent pain and save your other teeth, our dentist may suggest wisdom tooth removal treatment.

Making a Diagnosis

Our dentist will take an X-ray to identify your wisdom tooth location. If you are not experiencing any pain and there are no crowding issues, you will not need to extract your wisdom teeth. However, if there is any discomfort or pain, we will investigate your wisdom teeth and discuss your treatment options.

What to Expect

During your wisdom tooth extraction, our dentist will use anaesthetics, so that pain is controlled. After the procedure, we will also explain the recovery process and potential side effects. Some patients may need to revisit the clinic to remove any stitches. Our dentist may also recommend taking painkillers or antibiotics to relieve discomfort and prevent any infection.

Book an Appointment

Our friendly dentists can assess your condition, confirm your diagnosis, and recommend the best treatment plan that fits your condition. Don’t wait until wisdom teeth start to hurt. Contact Me Dental Care Burwood today to schedule.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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