Some individuals never develop wisdom teeth, but others may have up to four, one in each corner of their mouth. Wisdom teeth are molars that usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 24 and stay trouble-free in some situations. However, when wisdom teeth can become impacted when they don’t have enough space to grow, which may need to be removed to prevent infection and inflammation.
If your wisdom teeth have become impacted, you may notice pain, swollen gums and jaw stiffness. Wisdom teeth removal is usually the only permanent solution, and also ensures that the surrounding teeth do not become infected.
Smile Dental Clinic can quickly find you a professional wisdom teeth removal service anywhere in Western Australia.
Usually, wisdom teeth removal is performed under local anaesthetic. You’ll be awake throughout the procedure, but the local anaesthetic will block out all pain from your teeth and gums. However, some individuals have particularly troublesome wisdom teeth or feel anxious about the procedure. To allow you to sleep peacefully through your surgery, your dentist may suggest a general anaesthetic.
Smile Dental Clinic can recommend a dental practice near to you in Western Australia that can offer you both local and general anaesthetic options. We should also point out that you’ll be required to fast before your surgery if you don’t wish to remember it under general anaesthetic.
We will only remove your tooth when no other option is suitable. If required, your tooth extraction is performed mainly if there is extreme tooth decay or trauma. Tooth extractions can also be a part of a larger dental procedure including the extraction of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment, however we emphasise we only take this option if absolutely necessary.
Wisdom teeth are the very back teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws, and are more correctly described as the third molar teeth. They are the last teeth to erupt into the gum line, usually between the ages of 17 and 21.
It is quite common for there to be insufficient space in the jaws to allow wisdom teeth to take their correct position, and consequently they remain partly or completely below the surface of the gum. Sometimes they may be deeply buried inside the jawbone. Wisdom teeth, which have failed to develop into a normal position, are commonly referred to as being “impacted”.