Getting wisdom teeth removed in Melbourne?
Here at Station Square Dental in Oakleigh we can guide you through the treatment options for painful wisdom teeth, including options for their removal.
When wisdom teeth decide to grow (usually between the ages of 17 and 25) they can cause some distress and pain. They are the last teeth to appear in the mouth and normally consist of two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. Many wisdom teeth will not cause problems at all and may not need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth problems
Wisdom teeth can cause pain for many reasons including pain and trauma of the overlying gum when the teeth are partially exposed, or food trapping due to tilting of the wisdom tooth. You may also suffer from swelling, swollen lymph nodes or glands, fever, and have difficulty swallowing. If this occurs, you can use ibuprofen to relive the pain. Warm salt water will soothe as well. Contact us as soon as possible.
Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth cause problems when they grow in the wrong position or when the mouth doesn’t have enough space for them to come through. If the wisdom teeth are not in a favourable position to erupt than it is more than likely that they will continue to cause infection, crowding and cysts.
We will perform a special x-ray called OPG in order to determine this.
Is it difficult to have wisdom teeth removed?
It depends on the case. Some can be very easy, while some may require an oral surgeon. We will carefully x-ray and examine your mouth to determine the best approach. If we think the tooth is too difficult to remove safely ourselves, we won’t hesitate to refer you to someone we believe can do the job.