Before considering wisdom teeth removal, you should first check if it’s even necessary. Luckily, there are a number of wisdom teeth symptoms that will quickly prompt you to having them extracted.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of your jaw and very often do not have enough room to grow properly, without causing problems.
In many cases, wisdom teeth grow in such a way that they only partially emerge from through the gums. In other cases, they remain hidden in the jaw or gums.
Wisdom teeth that are unable to grow properly and emerge through the gums as they should, may become impacted which can cause extreme pain and other problems.
When wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gums, they create a passage way through the gums. This passage way becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.
Bacteria which accumulates in hard to reach areas can cause oral infections as well as other painful gum diseases.
If you experience any of these symptoms in the wisdom tooth area, you may need to consider wisdom tooth extraction:
Depending on how complicated the removal will be, your dentist or surgeon will typically choose between three types of anaesthesia:
Steps taken to remove wisdom teeth:
Should you experience any of the following symptoms, do not hesitate to call your dentist for advice:
The following are reasons to not have your wisdom teeth removed:
The best way to know if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted is for you to visit a dentist so that a thorough inspection can be done. This will often require X-rays to be taken.
To find out if you require wisdom teeth removal, contact our professional dentists in Claremont today and make an appointment so that we can provide you with expert advice.
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