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Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your back teeth? You may need wisdom tooth removal in Melbourne. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in the back of the mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25, although some people may never develop them at all. While wisdom teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly aligned, they often cause problems and may need to be extracted.

One of the main reasons wisdom teeth need to be extracted is due to lack of space in the jaw. The human jaw has evolved to be smaller over time, and as a result, most people do not have enough room for the additional set of molars. When wisdom teeth begin to emerge, they can push against the other teeth, causing them to shift and become misaligned. This can lead to a host of dental problems, including overcrowding, bite issues, and even tooth decay.

Another common reason for wisdom tooth extraction is that they can become impacted. Impacted teeth are those that are unable to fully emerge through the gumline due to lack of space or other obstacles. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can cause pain, swelling, and infection. They can also lead to the development of cysts, which can damage surrounding teeth, bone and nerves.

Some other reasons for wisdom teeth extraction include:

  • Gum disease or infection around the wisdom teeth

  • Decay or cavities that cannot be repaired

  • Crowding or misalignment of the teeth

  • Tumors or cysts

  • Damage to the jaw bone

At our Melbourne-based practice, we offer a variety of options for wisdom teeth removal to suit the unique needs of each patient. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the wisdom teeth, or General Anaesthesia, which helps the patient relax and sleep through the procedure.

The recovery period after wisdom teeth extraction varies depending on the individual case, but most people are able to return to normal activities within a week or two. Swelling, pain, and some bleeding are common after the procedure, and patients are usually prescribed pain medication to manage any discomfort.

It is important to follow all post-operative instructions provided by the dentist, such as avoiding solid foods, avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol, and taking medication as prescribed to ensure a smooth recovery.

At our Melbourne-based practice, we understand that the cost of wisdom teeth removal can be a concern for many patients. That's why we offer a range of payment options to make treatment affordable for everyone. We also offer interest-free payment plans, which can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our team of highly trained and experienced dentists use the latest technology and materials to ensure the best possible results for our patients. We understand that the thought of getting wisdom teeth removed can be daunting, but our friendly and experienced team will make sure that your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We will also provide you with all the information you need to take care of your mouth after the procedure and to ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible.

 

 

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What are wisdom teeth? 

Commonly, when people reach their late teens and early twenties, their four wisdom teeth start peering through. However this can also happen at any age. These teeth occupy the four spots furthest back in your mouth - two on the bottom and two on the top. They’re often called the third molars and are the last teeth an adult will develop. 

Why should wisdom teeth get removed? 

Sometimes wisdom teeth cause pain, and sometimes they don't. When the dentists at Premier Dental Group assess your wisdom teeth, they will assess their position, their angle and any impact they are having on the gum and on the teeth next to them. If there is a cause for concern due to any of this issues, our dental experts might recommend extractions. Occasionally, however, the wisdom teeth can be left as they are and monitored regularly.

 

When do wisdom teeth need to get removed? 

Wisdom teeth should ideally get removed before causing complications. Of course, there are some people who grow their wisdom teeth without any issues and another group of people who never even get these last adult teeth. At Premier Dental Group in Roxburgh Park, we’ll take x-rays of your wisdom teeth and run a full evaluation to recommend when it’s advisable to remove your wisdom teeth. 

 

Contact Premier Dental Group to set an appointment with one of our dentists to check your wisdom teeth.

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