Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that grow at the very back of your mouth. They often come out in the late teens or early adult years. Most people have two wisdom teeth in the upper jaw and another two in the lower jaw. However, it is not uncommon for some people to have more, fewer, or even no wisdom teeth. Whilst these teeth can come out normally in some people, others may experience issues requiring the removal of their wisdom teeth.

At Happy Dentistry, our dentists are experienced in teeth extractions. Consult with our dentists about wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne or contact us today at 03 9663 3401 or via WeChat to book your appointment..

When Do Wisdom Teeth Become Problematic

Wisdom teeth erupt without any complications if you’re lucky. However, they may sometimes come through at a funny angle, which can then push into the gums, cheeks or the adjacent teeth. This condition is called wisdom tooth impaction.

An impacted wisdom tooth can be painful and sometimes cause infection. Food and bacteria can easily become trapped between the wisdom tooth and the molar in front of the wisdom tooth. Located at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth can be hard to reach. Thus brushing and flossing can be challenging. As a result, tooth decay and gum infections, known as pericoronitis, can occur.

Moreover, crowded wisdom teeth tend to lean sideways and rub against the cheek. It can result in cheek ulcers and chewing difficulties.

Dentists usually recommend wisdom teeth removal if the mouth does not have enough room for the teeth to come through properly to prevent pain, infection, and damage to other teeth. If there is pain, infection or damage to other teeth, the dentist will strongly recommend urgent removal of the wisdom teeth to prevent further deterioration in oral health

Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

Using x-rays will help in determining if there are any potential problems with your wisdom teeth. Some wisdom teeth do not cause any issues and do not need to be removed.

If your wisdom teeth need to be removed, our dentists typically uses a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Sometimes we may also use sedation dentistry procedures to ensure the patient is relaxed and comfortable during the wisdom teeth removal.

After the wisdom tooth has been removed, stitches may be used to help the area heal. It’s normal for your jaw and gums to feel sore, swollen, and bleed for a few days after the procedure.

A dry socket, also referred to as alveolar osteitis, is a potential complication of wisdom tooth removal. It occurs when the area from which the tooth was removed does not heal properly, resulting in severe pain and foul odours emanating from the affected area. Our dentists at Happy Dentistry has the training and experience to treat a dry socket successfully.

Don’t Delay On Your Wisdom Tooth Removal

The more time you spend waiting or delaying, the more opportunities there are for problems that could damage nearby teeth. Wisdom teeth can also be easier to extract and heal when the bone is younger.

Consult our dentists about wisdom teeth removal if you are experiencing extreme pain or any other issues related to your wisdom teeth. We are going to examine your teeth and provide you with recommendations on how to treat the discomfort.

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At Happy Dentistry, we take a patient-centred approach in all our services. We will always prioritise your comfort, health, and safety. We will work with you as you decide to improve your dental and oral health to attain a beautiful smile.

Happy Dentistry provides high quality, state of the art dentistry solutions. Our dentists in Melbourne are continually updated with the latest tools and techniques in the field of dentistry.

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