Wisdom Teeth Removal Sydney

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that appear at the back of a person’s mouth between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. As their name indicates they are distinct from baby teeth which appear at a young age and mature teeth which appear during our teens. Except in a few rare cases, they are the last teeth to develop.

Problems with wisdom teeth are not uncommon. They often need to be removed if the present teeth take up all the available space in the mouth. With insufficient space, the wisdom teeth can be fully or partially overgrown by the back gums, or protrude at odd angles. These teeth that are overgrown by the gums are very prone to infection, largely because food gets trapped between the gum and tooth surface. Teeth not fully emerging or protruding at odd angles can cause severe pain, followed by the development of more serious problems. Complete removal of one or more wisdom teeth prevents pain and infection later on. If you are looking for a professional wisdom teeth removal service in Sydney, contact our branches now.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is sometimes the best option. This is a common fear when individuals visit the dentist, but the long-term benefits outweigh the initial discomfort. Bleeding and initial pain are an issue, but these can be treated with medication and cold packs. The pain after an extraction soon passes, unlike potentially serious dental problems associated with impacted teeth which can continue to grow worse.

Wisdom teeth are extracted while the patient is under anesthetic. Strong painkillers are then prescribed to minimise later discomfort. Some patients prefer dental work to be done while they are under sedation. This is followed by the same use of painkillers and a cold compress.

Like all dental procedures, wisdom tooth extraction aims to improve overall dental health. After the recovery and initial discomfort, the patient is better off for having the treatment.