Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sunbury
Call us today or book an appointment for wisdom teeth removal in Sunbury. Our team of expert dentists will be happy to evaluate the best option for you.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last ones to grow in at the very back of your mouth. For this reason, people sometimes refer to them as “third molars.” They typically erupt when a person is between 16 and 24 years old. Most people have four of them, but it’s quite common to be missing one or more. The absence of a wisdom tooth is nothing about which you need to worry.
When Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
Some wisdom teeth erupt without complications. However, most will often erupt in the wrong position or aren’t fully functional due to lack of space in the mouth. The lack of space causes impacting, meaning they remain partially or wholly under the gums.
It’s best to remove impacted wisdom teeth before they cause pain, discomfort, and infection. They are not necessary for a healthy and functional smile.
Complications of Impacting
Over time, impacting can cause a whole host of problems. Here are some of the complications associated with them.
When there isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth, they will erupt at an angle, putting pressure on the neighbouring teeth. This impact can cause shifting and misalignment, undoing corrections made by braces, or Invisalign.
Gum Infection and Tooth Decay
Pockets between the teeth and the gums can trap food and bacteria, leading to decay and gum infection.
Red, Swollen Gums
Gum pain can occur as a result of excessive pressure or infection. The gums may swell or even bleed.
When you make an appointment for wisdom teeth removal in Sunbury, the first step will be a routine assessment. The dentist will take X-rays of your teeth, jawbones, and sinus cavity. Based on this image, we can determine the best treatment options and whether you’ll need an extraction.
The Extraction Process
The extraction procedure differs depending on the positioning and the degree of impact.
If the tooth has fully erupted at the correct angle, a simple extraction is necessary. With the aid of local anaesthetic, the procedure is straightforward and painless.
However, if you have full or partial impacting, it will require surgical extraction. This procedure is more complicated as it requires raising the gum to expose the tooth entirely. The orthodontist will need to remove the tooth in fragments and suture the opening. We can perform this procedure with a local anaesthetic. However, other pain relief medications may be necessary post-surgery to make the recovery process more comfortable.
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We’re here to help with all your wisdom tooth needs. For wisdom teeth removal in Sunbury, give us a call or book an appointment today!