Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Your wisdom teeth are like the appendix of the mouth.
They’re there, but there’s really no reason for them, and sometimes they can cause chaos in your body.
That’s why so many dentists advise people to undergo wisdom teeth extraction, even if their wisdom teeth aren’t causing any problems.
Of course, not everyone follows this advice. Wisdom teeth extraction isn’t likely to be high on your to-do list if they’re not disturbing you.
However, depending on where your teeth are located and how they are oriented, they can cause problems to you and your mouth if you leave them in there.
Reasons for Extracting the Wisdom Teeth
Many people suffer from impacted wisdom teeth. They may erupt partially or completely.
Impacted wisdom teeth must be extracted.
A wisdom tooth should be removed under the following circumstances:
- Growth towards the next tooth
- Growth towards the back of the mouth
- Growth at a right angle to the other teeth as if the wisdom tooth is “lying down” within the jawbone
- Trapped within the jawbone
Indications of a Wisdom Teeth Extraction
You’ll likely need your impacted wisdom teeth extracted if it results in problems like:
- Severe pain
- Trapped food behind the wisdom tooth
- Infection or gum disease
- Tooth decay in a wisdom tooth
- Damage to surrounding teeth, tissues, and bones
- Development of a cyst around the wisdom tooth
- Complications with orthodontic treatments
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
The procedure for extracting your wisdom teeth will depend on how difficult your teeth are to pull. Upper wisdom teeth are usually easier to take out than lower ones. Your Kellyville Ridge dentist can tell you exactly what to expect after the procedure.
If ‘you’re having your wisdom teeth removed, ‘you’ll usually have the procedure under local anaesthesia.
The local anaesthetic will block the pain from your gums, but you will stay awake while your wisdom teeth are being pulled. You may be offered sedation and local anaesthesia as well. This helps you relax during the procedure.
Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, your Kellyville Ridge dentist will use special tools to gradually take your tooth out, cutting into the gum if necessary. If your dentist has cut into your gum, you may need dissolving stitches to close the wound.
It is important to keep the area clean while it is healing. Because people need to eat and drink, food can easily get stuck in the extraction site. This can make keeping the wound area clean a bit difficult.
Follow these tips to help keep the wound clean:
- use an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent infection.
- rinse with lukewarm saltwater to reduce swelling and soothe sore gums
- keep your head elevated while sleeping
Along with pain, some people will feel exhausted after having their wisdom teeth pulled and might choose to avoid strenuous activities for a few days after the surgery.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
Wisdom teeth extractions performed at
Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
are guaranteed safe and effective. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored specifically for you!
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Call us on (02) 8889 1588 immediately. We will attend to you with utmost urgency and care.
We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
If wisdom teeth are impacted or if they cause crowding in your mouth, extraction is advised to avoid damaging the nearby teeth. If they develop in a correct position, healthy, and function well, it is not required to have them pulled.
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