Our caring and experienced Perth dental surgeons can safely and gently complete your wisdom teeth removal – and offer you a range of sedation options to keep you completely comfortable.
If you suspect or have been told that your wisdom teeth (aka third molars) need to be removed, it’s best to act sooner rather than later, before any problems develop. Younger patients’ teeth roots have not fully formed, and their surrounding bone is also softer, making wisdom teeth removal easier with fewer risks of complications and damage to nerves, bones and other teeth.
Why do we need wisdom teeth removal?
Over the ages, our lifestyles – and jaws – have changed. In caveman days, we had wider jaws to chew on far coarser foods that we eat today. By the time we had reached adulthood, we had worn away our molars allowing space for our wisdom teeth to come through. These days, our jawbones are smaller, and we haven’t ground our adult teeth away.
Today, many young adults (usually between 18 to 25 years) experience problems as their wisdom teeth try to push through their gums. As there is not enough space, the teeth become impacted and certain problems can develop such as:
- teeth crowding & poor alignment
- gum disease
- cysts and abscesses
- pain and swelling