Wisdom Tooth Removal Melbourne

Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to emerge with some people never developing them at all. For others, they usually emerge during the late teens or early twenties and are located at the back of the jaws on both the lower and upper sides.

For some, getting your wisdom teeth can be a very painful and irritating experience especially when they grow out incorrectly, become impacted or only partially erupt. They can cause complications such as swelling, infection, damage to other teeth, gum disease, cysts and other internal mouth problems. Wisdom teeth can become impacted and grow sideways when they erupt at a bad angle or when there is insufficient amount of room in the jaws. Consequently, this affects the development of other teeth when it places force on surrounding teeth and bone structures resulting in pain, crowding and even a misalignment of the jaw. When this occurs, the best course of action is to remove some or all of the wisdom teeth.

The process involves taking a series x-rays of your teeth and discussions with your dentist and providing you with the necessary information in order for you to make an informed decision.

Contact our professional and experienced Melbourne dentist at Optimal Dental today for an assessment, if your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort and pain.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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