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Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars located at the back of the mouth. Typically emerging in late adolescence or early adulthood. While some people may have sufficient jaw space for these teeth to erupt without issues. Many individuals experience complications that necessitate their removal.

One common problem associated with wisdom teeth is impaction, where these molars do not fully emerge through the gum line. Partially erupted wisdom teeth create an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to infection, swelling, and pain. Impacted wisdom teeth can also exert pressure on adjacent teeth, causing misalignment or damage. In some cases, cysts or tumours may develop around impacted wisdom teeth, posing additional risks to oral health.

Due to the potential complications associated with them, routine dental check-ups often include X-rays to monitor their development and detect any potential issues early on. If problems are identified, dentists may recommend the extraction of wisdom teeth to prevent future complications. Wisdom tooth extraction is a common and relatively straightforward procedure, typically performed by an oral surgeon or dentist.

The wisdom teeth extraction process involves numbing the area with local anaesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. In cases of impacted wisdom teeth, a small incision may be made in the gum to access the tooth. The tooth is then carefully extracted, and the incision is stitched closed. Following the procedure, patients are provided with post-operative care instructions to promote optimal healing.

While the prospect of wisdom tooth extraction may initially cause concern, it is a preventive measure that can alleviate potential discomfort and protect overall oral health. Early intervention and open communication with dental professionals are key to addressing wisdom tooth concerns and ensuring a smooth recovery process. By prioritizing proactive dental care, individuals can maintain a healthy and pain-free smile, avoiding potential complications associated with wisdom teeth as they transition into adulthood.

At Sunny Coast Dental, our team will evaluate your condition and recommend whether the procedure can be performed in-office or if you need to be referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

You don’t need a referral to see us. Simply call us on 07 5443 1263 or book your appointment online!

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