- Difficulty in opening your mouth
- Lingering ache in the jaw or head
- Swollen gums
- Infected gums at the back of your mouth
- A sense of pain or tenderness around the area of the wisdom teeth
- Bad breath
- The presence of an undesirable taste in the mouth
It is unfortunate that by the time you realise that there is something wrong with your wisdom teeth, it might be too late to avoid the pain or any oral problems. That’s why dental professionals recommend you to have a regular oral check-up. Do not get deterred by the wisdom teeth removal cost in Sydney, as you are avoiding many costlier dental problems down the road by doing it.
However, there are some contraindications for wisdom teeth removal in Sydney that make can you unsuitable for the procedure.
The extreme age of the patient
Wisdom teeth removal should be avoided until it is found whether or not it is actually needed. Thus, removing the tooth buds between the ages of 7 and 9 is not recommended. Though it requires reduced surgical effort, no one can predict if the wisdom teeth would be impacted accurately.
Also at an advanced age, the bone would be highly calcified and less bendable so that more bone could come out along with the tooth under the force of extraction. Older patients have a longer recovery period too. Thus, the dentist would prefer to halt the removal process unless there is a sign of any possible disease. But he/she would continue to monitor the teeth radiographically at regular interval.
Unfavourable medical condition
Dentists avoid performing wisdom teeth removal for patients suffering from any cardiovascular or respiratory conditions, compromise in the immune system, or a significant coagulopathy, especially if they are asymptomatic. However in case of symptomatic impacted teeth, dentist would work closely with your physician to make sure that the right pre-operative preparations are done.
The state of the adjacent structures
Sometimes the removal wisdom teeth can seriously affect the vital structures adjacent to the area. However if the surgery is non-elective, preventive measures are taken to avoid damaging those parts.
Therefore, the dentist would weigh his/her decision of performing the wisdom teeth removal procedure against future complications.