Wisdom Tooth Treatment
Wisdom Tooth Treatment Cheltenham
The last teeth to arrive. For most people, it doesn’t pose any problems. For others, it comes our partially as it can’t find enough room in the mouth due to crowding.
This can lead to gum diseases and pain around the back of the mouth. Also because where it is positioned, it is hard for the bristles of the brush to reach and clean the tooth well.
Impacted wisdom teeth are removed as it causes more issues than being helpful. In the teenage years of an individual, it is recommended that wisdom tooth position is checked.
Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Problems
An impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause symptoms.
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Jaw pain
- Swelling around the jaw
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth
Wisdom Tooth Problem Solution
More often than not, impacted wisdom tooth is surgically removed. It is a bit more complicated extraction of tooth as it is harder for surgical instruments to reach the back of the mouth.
Dentists have to work with very limited space and need to make sure that nearby nerves are not disturbed. Removal of impacted tooth can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Usually post extraction anti-biotics are prescribed. Once it is removed, gum disease and associated pain etc will go away.
Wisdom Tooth Treatment in Cheltenham
An impacted wisdom tooth might not cause any problems at all. If you do have symptoms, a wisdom tooth surgery may be required.
Having your wisdom teeth removed while younger may lead to better results.
Talk to your Cheltenham dentist about treatment options if your wisdom tooth is impacted.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are wisdom teeth?
They are called wisdom teeth because usually they erupt between ages 17 and 21 — when a person is old enough to have gained some wisdom.
When is removal needed?
When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to come out.
Other good reasons to take them out include:
- Damage to other teeth
- Jaw damage
- Sinus Issues
- Inflamed Gums
Your Cheltenham dentist will look at the shape of your mouth and the position of your teeth to make a decision. Your age plays a role, too.