Affordable Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery in Logan
An adult mouth usually contains 32 fully formed teeth. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt and usually appear between the ages of 18 and 25. While most adults will get wisdom teeth at some point, the number of wisdom teeth can vary from person to person.
So, why remove wisdom teeth? The human jaw generally only fit 28 teeth, which means that if all the teeth are healthy, there may not be enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt without causing problems. The need to remove wisdom teeth arises from the overcrowding of teeth in the mouth which can lead to problems if left unaddressed.
Contact Park Ridge Dental today for in depth information about how wisdom teeth removal can improve your dental health.
What are the Usual Wisdom Teeth Symptoms?
Your wisdom teeth could be the cause of pain and discomfort if:
- You experience a constant ache in the jaw
- You feel as if there is pressure being applied to the other molars in the back of the jaw
- You have difficulty opening your mouth
- You experience pain or discomfort in the gums in the back of the jaw
Symptoms may vary from one person to another, which is why Park Ridge Dental recommends booking a dental check up today to identify potentially serious problems caused by a decayed wisdom tooth.
Our dentist will need to perform a full mouth x-ray (OPG) to identify the position of your wisdom teeth. This helps to determine if they are causing the problem and to make recommendations about whether we need to remove wisdom teeth that may be problematic.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Most dentists recommend that wisdom teeth be removed, especially if they haven’t erupted properly above the gum line or are growing horizontally. Due to their position in the jaw, misaligned wisdom teeth can put pressure on the teeth and jaw, affecting their alignment.
Wisdom teeth that have erupted naturally and are normal do not need to be extracted.
What Happens if Wisdom Teeth Aren’t Removed?
One of the risks with partially erupted wisdom teeth is that they are difficult to clean. Food debris can easily become trapped in the crevices between the gum and teeth. Bacteria in the food debris thrive in the moist, warm conditions in the mouth and can lead to serious infection and tooth decay over time. Many patients choose to remove their wisdom teeth to eliminate any possibility of further dental complications down the road.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
At Park Ridge Dental, we tailor our approach carefully to suit the exact needs of every patient. When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, a dental expert will take full mouth x-ray (OPG) of your teeth and jaw to get a complete view of the teeth and mouth structure.
If your wisdom tooth is close to a nerve, the sinus or near other important structures in the mouth, or if you are a patient who suffers from dental anxiety, we consult our wide network of experienced dental surgeons to identify the right professional for your case and create a treatment plan customised to your needs.
Most patients have their wisdom teeth removed in a dental chair under local anaesthesia, however, for patients with particular needs, the surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction by Dental Surgeons in QLD
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort and believe that it could be caused by your wisdom teeth, contact Park Ridge Dental to book an appointment with us today, or call us on 07 3297 0153 to make your appointment. We aim to make all our dental treatments affordable and as close to no-gap as possible you can also request a quote.