Wisdom Teeth normally erupt between the ages of 18-24. They generally start to come through when we and our jaws stop growing, meaning there is rarely enough room for them to come through, causing them to be impacted.
Did you know that impacted wisdom teeth can lead to all kinds of oral health problems including pain, swelling, bad breath and infections They can even move and damage the surrounding teeth.
Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they have the following problems:
- Infection: When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through, it can irritate the skin around it making it red and swollen. This inflammation or infection of the gum can often be painful and cause stiffness of the jaw
- Crowding: An impacted Wisdom Tooth can cause movement of nearby teeth away from the original position
- Cysts: Fluid filled sacs or cysts can sometimes develop around unerupted wisdom teeth. These cysts can grow larger in size if not removed, damaging the bone and jaw around it
- Damage to molars: Wisdom teeth erupting at an angle can push against adjacent molars damaging both teeth in the process
An OPG x-ray is taken at a radiology centre to determine the position of these Wisdom Teeth. Wisdom teeth are best removed if needed at the ages of 18-24.
We have patients from all over Sunshine Coast and even Brisbane come see us for Wisdom Teeth removals. Our highly experienced Dental Surgeons can often remove them in chair for a fraction of the price quoted elsewhere, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in hospital and anesthetist fees.
Wisdom teeth can also be removed in the chair under sedation. Your dental surgeon will discuss the options to best suit your needs.
In more complex cases where General anaesthetic is indicated, we will refer you to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to be done at the hospital.
Book in with one of our Wisdom Teeth removal experts today!