Wisdom Teeth Removal north sydney
Wisdom teeth removal is a relatively common procedure, carried out on many patients. Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge on either side of both the upper and lower jaws, usually appearing many years after the rest of your teeth. In the majority of cases the wisdom teeth effortlessly erupt into their position with little or no complications. Occasionally however they encounter problems due to insufficient space in the jaw or may grow at the wrong angle causing only partial emergence through the gum.
Wisdom teeth that have only partially emerged create a pocket of gum that can collect food and bacteria. The pocket is very difficult to keep clean, and is susceptible to recurring infection. Wisdom teeth can also create problems when they grow into the tooth in front (commonly known as being impacted), possibly resulting in pressure resorption of the roots of these teeth- eventually leading to the loss of healthy functional teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth may also result in orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth and a ‘bad bite’.
With problems such as recurrent infections or impactions, usually the best solution is usually wisdom teeth removal. Depending on the problem and the number of teeth to be removed this treatment can be conducted under local anaesthetic or IV sedation in the practice, or under general anaesthetic in hospital. These options should be discussed with our team and you will be provided will all the necessary information to feel comfortable with your procedure.
Contact our caring team at North Sydney Dental Practice to arrange an assessment for you or a member of your family regarding wisdom teeth removal in North Sydney.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.