Wisdom Teeth Removal
Are you suffering from wisdom teeth pain?
Developing wisdom teeth may begin to cause complications such as tooth crowding, pain, infection or swelling. Wisdom teeth pain is frustrating at best. Left unchecked, infections and swelling can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common outpatient procedures in Australia.
The wisdom teeth, or third molars, grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. We will always look closely at wisdom teeth development during the late teens through to the early 20s when the potentially troublesome teeth have less developed roots and are easier to extract.
However, wisdom teeth removal is not uncommon through the 30s and beyond. At the first sign of discomfort or pain from wisdom teeth, you should contact Aardent Dental Centre for a consultation. Our experienced dental health professionals will X-ray your mouth to determine whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Because the four wisdom teeth develop after your other 28 teeth, there is not always room for them to come through straight. When wisdom teeth are blocked behind other teeth, partially erupted, or trying to come through at an angle they are known as
impacted wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth are harder to clean so food and bacteria can easily accumulate around the partially erupted tooth,
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Bad breath
- Bacterial infections
- Benign growths (in rare instances)
Schedule a check-up with our dental care team to determine if there is inadequate room for your wisdom teeth to erupt normally.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
For the 96% of Australians with third molars, deciding to remove troublesome teeth is based on several factors including their risk to your health, the cost (which can be reduced by health insurance), long-term oral health outlook and more.
The good news is wisdom teeth extraction is a relatively straightforward procedure with a high percentage of fast recoveries.
Wisdom teeth removal generally includes:
Local or general depending on the number of teeth needing to be removed and the mouth environment.
Performed by our qualified and experienced dentist, Dr Richard Williams.
Normally patients can expect to fully recover within 7-10 days, with a post-procedure routine to avoid infection.
If you are nervous about having teeth removed, you are certainly not alone. Our Victoria Park dentist team will walk you through the procedure from start to finish and answer any questions you may have.
Over 30 years of experience in dentistry
Aardent Dental Centre has been providing dental care solutions for families in Victoria Park, South Perth, Kensington and all over Perth for over 3 decades.
With regular dental check-ups, we can almost always catch wisdom teeth before they cause a problem and schedule a preventative wisdom teeth removal procedure.
At all times our friendly, experienced team will work with you to find a solution for your unique dental needs. Book an appointment online or contact us for advice on wisdom teeth removal tailored to your needs.