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Wisdom Tooth Removal

One of the most common dental problems during the teenage years and early twenties is the emergence of wisdom teeth or third molars. Most people who come to us with this issue are between 17-25 years of age, but older patients too sometimes present with impacted wisdom teeth.

What is a wisdom tooth? It is the last tooth to erupt in adults and most people have four wisdom teeth, however there are significant variations between people. While many people do not face difficulties during its emergence, others experience significant pain and discomfort due to impaction and a lack of space.

Ideally, you should visit your dentist as soon as wisdom teeth first appear in your mouth. When you come to Monash Dental Group, we will conduct a thorough examination and monitoring the progress of your wisdom teeth. This allows for early diagnosis of potential problems and planning for appropriate treatment.

Need for Wisdom Tooth Removal

Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth with lack of space to grow and as a result get infected and cause pain. 

Where there is a lack of space for proper growth, certain problems may arise such as:

– Gum swelling & pain
– Infection or damage to neighbouring teeth
– Sore & stiff jaw
– Bad breath & bad taste

Those who are experiencing these kinds of symptoms should immediately visit us for a consultation followed by a suitable treatment plan. With the use of the latest diagnostic techniques, our dentists will examine the condition of your wisdom teeth. 

Removal may become necessary when there is:

– Infection
– Tooth decay
– Pain and swelling

At Monash Dental Group, our dentists have years of experience removing impacted and problematic wisdom teeth. Wisdom Tooth Removal mostly occurs under local anesthesia but sometimes, general anesthesia may also be administered. Our expert dentists will conduct the procedure and provide the right medication and post-operative dental care plan to aid effective healing of the gum and prevent further complications.

To book an appointment, contact Monash Dental Group today.