Wisdom Teeth Removal Adelaide
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The third molars or more commonly known as, wisdom teeth, erupt into the mouth between the ages of 16-25.
When the wisdom teeth grow out of the jaw bone and into the mouth, they will often push their way through the gum, which may be a painful experience for some or go completely unnoticed in others.
Wisdom teeth can grow straight into the mouth over time, in line with the other teeth or if there is not enough space for them they may become impacted, grow on an angle or even grow horizontally.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, however they do need to be cleaned more thoroughly. Sometimes when they’re impacted, they will continually trap bacteria and food, becoming hard to clean and resulting in infection.
A wisdom tooth infection can result in minor pain or be very intense throbbing pain, however with our advice and care, the infection can be easily resolved. When wisdom teeth continually cause pain or become infected, we recommend they be removed. In most cases, removal of the wisdom teeth will be completed under sedation and, it can be done safely and with the patient completely unaware.