Our dedicated team is committed to delivering top-notch wisdom teeth removal procedures, ensuring a comfortable and positive experience for each patient.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that typically emerge in the back corners of the mouth during late adolescence or early adulthood. Most people have four wisdom teeth, with one located in each quadrant of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right).
What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Impacted wisdom teeth are a common dental issue that occurs when the wisdom teeth fail to fully emerge or erupt properly. This can happen due to various reasons, such as inadequate space in the jaw or the angle of eruption. As a result, impacted wisdom teeth remain partially or fully trapped beneath the gumline, unable to grow in their normal position.
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a range of dental issues and complications. Since they are difficult to clean properly, they become susceptible to bacterial growth, leading to gum infections and inflammation. This condition is known as pericoronitis, causing pain, swelling, and discomfort in the back of the mouth.
Moreover, impacted wisdom teeth can exert pressure on the surrounding teeth, leading to crowding and misalignment. They may also develop cysts or tumors around the impacted area, causing damage to adjacent teeth and bone.
Due to these potential dental problems, impacted wisdom teeth are often recommended for removal, especially if they cause pain, infection, or affect the overall dental health. Regular dental check-ups and X-rays are essential to monitor the development of wisdom teeth and detect any signs of impaction early on, allowing for timely intervention and proper management.
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Your Trusted Clinic for Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Coolamon Dental Centre, you can trust our skilled dental team to provide top-notch care for your wisdom teeth. With extensive experience in performing this procedure, we ensure excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Our priority is to make you feel at ease throughout the process, addressing any concerns you may have and keeping you well-informed every step of the way. Rest assured, you are in safe hands with us, and we are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being during your wisdom teeth examination and removal, if necessary.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure designed to address potential dental issues caused by impacted wisdom teeth. Let’s explore the process of this extraction and what to expect during the procedure.
Before the procedure, the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth and take X-rays to evaluate the position and condition of the wisdom teeth. This assessment helps in determining the appropriate course of action for extraction.
On the day of the procedure, the patient will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around the wisdom teeth.
In some cases, general anaesthesia may be used for more complex extractions or if the patient prefers to be fully asleep during the procedure.
Once the anaesthesia takes effect, the dentist will begin the extraction process.
For impacted wisdom teeth, a small incision may be made in the gum tissue to access the teeth. The teeth are then carefully removed using dental tools, and any remaining debris is cleaned from the area.
After the wisdom teeth are removed, the dentist may place dissolvable stitches to close the extraction sites. These stitches will eventually dissolve on their own, so there is no need to remove them separately.
After the procedure, the patient will be given instructions on how to care for their mouth during the recovery period. This may include guidelines for managing pain, swelling, and bleeding, as well as tips for maintaining oral hygiene during the healing process.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to monitor the healing progress and ensure there are no complications.
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