Wisdom Teeth Dentists - Brisbane Dental Services
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common surgical procedure that many people undergo once they erupt, usually at the age above 17
Signs of wisdom teeth eruption include:
- Pain – ranging from a dull ache to chronic intense pain.
- Redness and inflammation around the wisdom tooth.
- Swelling surrounding areas
- Bad breath
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Pain or difficulty opening your mouth and swallowing
You may also be able to see your wisdom teeth erupting through your gum, however, this is not always the case. In some cases, you may have no symptoms at all.
As your wisdom teeth erupts past the gum line, you may experience discomfort, infection, or overcrowding. In these instances, your dentist will likely recommend the removal of your wisdom teeth to prevent further complications to the surrounding teeth. Often, delayed treatment can exacerbate or cause severe gum infection, tooth decay, damage to the surrounding teeth or cheek, as well as jaw cysts. The latter is very painful and dangerous.
At Greenslopes Dental Studio, wisdom teeth extractions can be performed under local anaesthetic paired with oral sedation depending on the complexity of the operation and preference of the patient. In extreme cases, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for the procedure to be performed under general anaesthesia.
If you would like to find out more about wisdom teeth extractions or are experiencing any dental pain, please contact our friendly team today!