5 Reasons You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Although not every patient will need their wisdom teeth extracted, a significant portion of patients may benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our St Lucia dentists can provide wisdom tooth extraction in addition to our other general dental, emergency dental and cosmetic dental services. You should always consult with your dentist to get tailored wisdom teeth advice and understand the best options considering your unique circumstances. Below are five reasons why you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed.
1. Your wisdom teeth are causing you pain.
If your third molars are causing significant pain and discomfort, having them removed may be the best solution for alleviating long term discomfort . Your dentist may be able to examine the state of your wisdom teeth and identify whether they are the cause of your pain. In the meantime, a warm saltwater mouth rise, anti-inflammatory medicine, and cold compression may assist with pain relief.
2. They are erupting at an unusual angle.
To investigate the angle at which your wisdom teeth are erupting, your dentist may need to conduct an x-ray of your mouth. An x-ray will assist in determining whether teeth are likely to successfully erupt or whether they are a risk for causing damage to adjacent teeth or possibly contributing to crowding of your teeth. Your wisdom teeth are infected.
It is often recommended that infected wisdom teeth be removed from the mouth. When wisdom teeth are erupting, they may be difficult to clean. As such, this may lead to infection and warrant removal of the tooth or teeth. The best way to identify whether your wisdom teeth are infected is to visit your Indooroopilly dentist for an examination.
3. They are partially erupted.
While your wisdom tooth are erupting, it is important that you visit your Brisbane dentist to have the teeth examined and to have your routine hygiene treatment. This may avoid the possibility of tooth decay or damage to your other teeth. Partially erupted teeth can also cause pain and inhibit eating or using your mouth properly.
4. They are impacted.
If your wisdom tooth get stuck and are unable to break through your gums, your St Lucia dentists may recommend removal. Impacted teeth are difficult to clean and can therefore develop gum disease or start to show signs of decay. They may also cause pain and damage the alignment of your smile.
What to do if you think you need your wisdom teeth removed?
Removal can be performed by a professional Indooroopilly dentist or oral surgeon. Most Brisbane dental clinics are able to extract teeth, however you may need an initial consultation appointment so your dentist can analyse whether this is an appropriate option for you. Prices for wisdom teeth removal may vary greatly from clinic to clinic, but River City Dental is proud to offer reliable dental services at competitive prices.
Each teeth extraction is different. During the operation, your Brisbane dentist may cut the gum surrounding the tooth, remove any bone around the tooth, and divide the tooth with a drill. This ensures that every part of the tooth has been properly removed, so no trace of the third molar remains. In total, the procedure can take anywhere between ten minutes and an hour. Some people may have all four wisdom tooth removed at the same time, making the procedure slightly longer.
After your removal, your mouth may be swollen and tender for a few days. Bleeding is also a natural result of the process. Most people may benefit from consuming liquids rather than foods that require chewing. Your dentist will provide you with information of how to care for your mouth post-operation.
If your wisdom teeth cause movement and misalignment to your smile…
If your third molars were not removed and have changed the alignment of your teeth, you may consider cosmetic dentistry Brisbane to enhance your smile. River City Dental offers a range of cosmetic services to assist with smile rehabilitation.
SureSmile clear aligner treatment is one of the most popular modern-day methods for teeth straightening. The SureSmile process involves wearing sets of custom-made clear aligners to gradually move the position of your teeth. In order to create the aligners, your St Lucia dentist may need to take x-rays of your mouth and design an end-goal for where your teeth may ultimately be. SureSmile aligners are a popular choice because it is non-intrusive and barely noticeable when being worn.
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