Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars as we call them, are among the last set of teeth to emerge. Because they come by an age where the adult teeth are fully developed and have fixed positions in the mouth, there is often not enough room for new teeth. As a result, most impacted wisdom teeth come out angular or horizontal as compared to regular teeth, and when there isn’t enough space for them to erupt fully, you might see partial eruption.
Their odd position in the mouth creates a crowded arrangement that is difficult to see and clean, thus making them a thriving ground for bacteria that can cause infections and gum disease. This in turn can cause decay in the adjacent teeth. But this isn’t all. Wisdom teeth can also cause other issues like mouth pain and bite problems that can impact your overall health. This is the reason why we will advise patients who come to us with such issues to go for wisdom tooth removal, at our clinic in Bundoora. Undergoing this quick, gentle procedure minimizes the possibility of pain and infection in the future.
The procedure for wisdom tooth removal at our Bundoora clinic
While nobody likes the thought of tooth extraction, our team goes all out to ensure that there is minimal pain and discomfort during the extraction. Our dental practitioner, Dr Manuel Bautista is highly experienced in the identification and removal of wisdom teeth. We will walk you through exactly what is involved, making sure you feel comfortable and confident about your tooth extraction. Most extractions are carried out under local anaesthesia, and we recommend sedation dentistry in the more complex cases.
If you are experiencing pain in your jaw, it could be because of your wisdom tooth trying to erupt. If you would like us to examine the reason for the pain, just schedule an appointment by calling us on 03 9466 8103 or book one online.