Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through the gums. This usually occurs in the late teens or early twenties, but in some cases they may never erupt. Most people have four – one in each corner of the mouth. If all teeth are present, it is fairly common for people not to have enough room in their jaws to accommodate all their teeth, preventing the wisdom teeth from coming through properly. As a result, the wisdom teeth can become ‘impacted’. Whilst impacted wisdom may not always cause immediate problems, in some cases they can cause severe problems such as infection, pain, crowding and tooth decay.
If one or more wisdom teeth require removal, it is best to have this done as soon as possible before the problem worsens. In young patients, the roots of the teeth have not fully formed and the surrounding bone is softer. This allows for easier extraction with less risk of complications and damage to nerves, bone and other teeth. As part of the removal process, Aria Dental offer various forms of sleep dentistry (sedation) to facilitate the procedure and to ensure your utmost comfort during the treatment.
At Aria Dental, all our dentists are well trained in current dental practices, and have extensive experience with wisdom teeth assessment and removal. We understand your possible concerns, and work to ensure this procedure is performed as gently as possible with minimum discomfort and disruption to your daily life. If you have any issues with your teeth, please do not hesitate to make an appointment and have them assessed immediately.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Our tooth removal services are used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. We are particularly accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.