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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 regular checkup for monitoring the progress of your wisdom teeth. This allows for early diagnoisis of potential problems and planning for appropriate treatment.

Need for Wisdom Tooth Removal

In some cases, the Wisdom teeth may become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth which suffer from a lack of space and don’t have enough room to emerge or grow normally. Resultantly, the new tooth has an angled growth, causing irritation of gum and cheeks with painful ulcerations or swellings. Where there is a lack of space for proper growth, certain problems may arise such as:

  • Gum swelling & pain
  • Infection or damage to neighboring teeth
  • Sore & stiff jaw
  • Pain and swelling in the tooth
  • Bad breath & bad taste

Those who are experiencing this kind of symptoms should immediately visit us for a consultation followed by a suitable treatment plan. With the use of latest diagnostic techniques, our dentists will examine the condition of your wisdom teeth. Removal may become necessary when there is,

  • Infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Cyst or tumor
  • Gum disease involving the tooth

Treatment Procedures

At Monash Dental, 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. The removal operation involves:

  • A small incision in the gum overlying the impacted tooth
  • Next, our dentists will remove a small amount of bone to create space for proper lifting of the wisdom tooth
  • Finally the removal of the problem tooth
  • Stitches are put to aid the healing of the gum

The patient can go home as soon as the effect of anesthesia wears off.

What are the Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Removal?

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Relief from pain & swelling
  • Fast recovery with minimal side effects
  • Timely follow-up for measuring progress

In general, Wisdom Tooth Removal with us is a hassle free procedure to alleviate discomfort related to an impacted tooth. 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 for wisdom tooth checkup, contact Monash Dental Group today.