In our state of the art dental practice, our experienced dentists can safely and gently complete your wisdom teeth removal. Aria Dental can accommodate emergency and immediate wisdom teeth removal services and offer you a range of sedation options to keep you completely comfortable – just call our reception team to book your appointment.
Why you may need wisdom teeth removal
The best way to know if you have wisdom teeth and where they are positioned is to have an x-ray. This will show if they are impacted or stuck under the gums and if they are likely to present any problems.
Your wisdom teeth may not need to be removed if they are healthy, positioned correctly/biting properly with their opposing teeth, have grown in completely, and are causing you no issues. However, wisdom teeth that don’t have the room to grow in properly may cause you problems and pain.
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.
Common wisdom teeth problems include:
- Wisdom teeth can grow in at various angles in the jaw, angled, vertical and sometimes horizontally. An impacted wisdom tooth or one that comes through at the wrong angle can be painful and cause infections, crowding or other dental problems if it’s not treated.
- Wisdom teeth can remain completely hidden within the gums, if there isn’t room for them to fit. If they can’t emerge normally, wisdom teeth become trapped within your jaw. Sometimes this can result in infection or can cause a cyst that can damage other teeth roots or bone support.
- Wisdom teeth can partially emerge through the gums. Because this area is hard to see and clean, wisdom teeth that partially emerge create a passageway that allow bacteria to accumulate around your gums, and can cause gum disease and oral infection.
- Wisdom teeth can crowd your nearby teeth. If wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come in properly, they can crowd or damage nearby teeth by pushing against them, causing teeth to shift and create poor alignment
Wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you are experiencing:
- Pain and swelling
- Repeated pain and infection of the soft tissue behind the lower last tooth
- Fluid-filled sacs (cysts)
- Tumours, cysts and/or abscesses
- Teeth crowding and/or poor alignment
- Damage to nearby teeth
- Gum disease and /or infections
- Extensive tooth decay
Many dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth at a younger age, before the roots and bone are fully formed, which allows for recovery to be faster after surgery. Therefore, some young adults have their wisdom teeth removed before the wisdom teeth cause problems.
If you suspect or have been told that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, it’s best to act sooner rather than later before any problems develop. The longer you leave them, the more difficult it is to extract them (as the tooth roots become more developed, and the jawbone harder) and the more chances you have of developing problems due to impaction.
The decision to remove wisdom teeth isn’t always clear. Talk to your Aria Dental dentist about the position and health of your wisdom teeth and find out what is recommended in your situation.