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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Have you been suffering from painful, impacted, or partially erupted wisdom teeth for months? If so, we recommend contacting a dental surgeon. If you have been too afraid or worried about the cost of dental surgery, Shire Doctors and Dentists are here for a friendly conversation where we can talk about the best options available to you.

Wisdom teeth or third molars, are the four last teeth to erupt, generally coming in during the late teen years or early twenties. Because the jawbone has fully grown to its adult size during the late teen years, the jaw is often too small to accommodate the new wisdom teeth comfortably. Therefore, the development of wisdom teeth commonly causes serious pain and discomfort and can eventually lead to more serious issues that require wisdom teeth removal. Problems usually start when wisdom teeth partially come through and get stuck to the adjacent tooth due to the lack of space available. Infection and inflammation can develop in and around the tissue covering the wisdom tooth. You may even notice swollen red gums, pain, jaw stiffness, and possibly a feeling of being unwell.

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we offer oral sedation, Happy Gas, and IV (Twighlight) sedation. Book your free wisdom tooth consultation today!

Why remove your wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth can cause serious issues and severe pain if not attended to. If a problem is detected with the development of your wisdom teeth, it is recommended that you have it removed as soon as possible. Below are the most common reasons for having your wisdom teeth removed.

Tooth Decay

If your wisdom tooth is impacted, food and bacteria can accumulate around it, causing inflammation of the gums and very commonly causing decay to the wisdom tooth or the tooth beside it. This often leads to a painful infection.

Gum Infection

If your wisdom tooth has partially erupted through the gum, food particles and bacteria can accumulate beneath the gum, resulting in a local infection. This can lead to pain, swelling, and bad breath. You may even find it difficult to chew or open your mouth fully. This infection can spread to the cheek and neck.

Orthodontic Reasons

If you have received orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, your wisdom teeth can compromise the results by moving the teeth out of place.

Pressure Pain

When a wisdom tooth develops, it can cause a lot of pressure against the other teeth in the mouth as they try to make room. This can cause severe pressure pain in your jaw.

Cyst Formation

A cyst (fluid-filled sac) can form from the tissue surrounding an impacted wisdom tooth which can lead to bone destruction, jaw enlargement and movement or decay of nearby teeth. The removal of the tooth and cyst is required to avoid further bone loss. Tumours can develop inside these cysts, and they can even result in a fractured jaw if left to grow.

How Does A Wisdom Tooth Consultation Appointment Work?

Your dentist at Shire Doctors and Dentists will review your dental history, take x-rays, and assess the general health of your mouth and the condition of your wisdom teeth. If the dentist detects an issue with your wisdom teeth, surgery may be recommended to have them removed and eliminate or avoid any uncomfortable symptoms you may have. Early removal is generally the best option and most appropriate as it helps to avoid more serious issues in the future. The procedure may be performed by your dentist or you may be referred to a specialist. Your dentist will explain to you your best options and cost.

You can trust the safe and skilled hands of our visiting dental surgeon, Dr Simon Briggs for the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth. Dr Briggs comes straight to our practice, meaning you do not have to worry about the hassle of getting a referral or changing locations. Instead, you can get all the affordable dental care in one place.

We are your dental solution for the areas of the Sutherland Shire with our practice located in Caringbah. Contact our friendly team today to arrange a free consultation if you are experiencing the pain or discomfort associated with impacted or inflamed wisdom teeth.