General Dentistry

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Do I need my wisdom teeth out?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to come through. They can be noticed as early as 16 years or much later.

Depending on how much room is available in your mouth wisdom teeth can:

  • Come through fully – all good if you can brush and floss it perfectly, otherwise it can decay, cause gum disease and damage the adjacent teeth.
  • Not come through at all – often problem free, but could form cysts which increase risk of jaw fracture, can also cause teeth to become crooked again after braces.
  • Come through partially – these are the most problematic, damaging the adjacent teeth, pinching the gums and harbouring bacteria in small gaps not accessible by the tooth brush or floss.

 Problems wisdom teeth cause:

  • Painful, swollen gums
  • Sore jaw, difficulty opening mouth
  • Decay, damage and possibly losing the neighbouring molar
  • Bad breath and taste
  • Swollen glands
  • Ear ache

Removing of wisdom teeth doesn’t hurt at all, but we understand it’s not easy for everyone. To help make the process as comfortable as possible, we offer to perform the procedure under:

  • Local anaesthetic
  • Penthrox
  • Sleep dentistry

Wisdom teeth problems often flare up when you are stressed, sick or tired. Don’t let your wisdom teeth interrupt your work, your exam preparations or your holidays!

 

Do you have Dental Anxiety? How about sleeping while we work with Sleep Dentistry?

 

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