Why Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Wisdom teeth, also known as the third set of molars, develop between the age of 17–24.
When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to come out. Other good reasons to take them out include:
Damage to other teeth:
That extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.
Cysts can form around the new teeth. If they aren’t treated, they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves.
Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
Swollen gums can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make treatment to straighten other teeth necessary.
To solve all these issues, we will extract the affected wisdom tooth.
Even though you have fully grown wisdom tooth, your dentist may suggest the removal of it when they find that it affects your oral hygiene. Many people struggle to clean the tooth properly, leading to the discolouration, stains, and formation of tartar.
Symptoms Of Impacted Wisdom Tooth
In some cases, wisdom teeth issues are either partial eruption or total impaction – tooth is growing horizontally inside and pushing the neighbouring teeth, which is causing damage to those teeth.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, you will experience the following symptoms:
- Red or swollen gums
- Jaw pain
- Bad breath
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Swelling around the jaw
- An unpleasant taste in the mouth
If you encounter any of these symptoms, consult with our Dental Care St Kilda dentists immediately. Ignoring the tooth growth or not contacting dentists for assistance means you may be losing your healthy second molars as well.
Things To Remember After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
- Never try to apply pressure on the wound until it heals
- Avoid eating hard and hot foods for a week
- During the initial days after the treatment, consume liquid and soft foods
Also, don’t forget to seek the assistance of the dentist if you experience high pain, infection, or bleeding even after 24 hours.
Why Dental Care St Kilda?
Our Dentist is very experienced with the extraction of wisdom teeth and we make sure that our patients get the best possible outcome, regardless of the complexities of wisdom teeth at our St Kilda clinic. We provide:
- Qualified, experienced team of dentists and care assistants
- State-of-the-art systems and tools
- A seamless healing environment
- Access to preferred provider networks – Medibank Private, BUPA, HCF, NIB, which guarantee affordable prices
- Friendly, professional service experience