Why Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If your wisdom teeth are impacted and are not causing any problems, then your wisdom teeth do not usually need to be removed. But, in some cases, your wisdom teeth have become impacted or haven't entirely broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems such as,
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Cysts and benign growths
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
When you are considering wisdom teeth removal, your dentist may remove your wisdom teeth, or they may refer you to a specialist surgeon for hospital treatment.
Your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic injection to numb the area around the tooth before beginning the treatment. During the wisdom teeth removal procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth. So, you will feel some pressure just before the teeth are removed.
A small cut is made in your gum, and the teeth need to be cut into smaller pieces before it’s removed.
Depending on the complexity of the issue, the time taken to remove the teeth may vary. In general, wisdom teeth removal takes 20 minutes or longer. The patient may experience swelling and discomfort, once the wisdom teeth are removed and usually worse for the first three days, but it can last for up to two weeks. If an incision was made, dissolving stitches are used to seal the gum, and only your dentist will tell you how long the stitches take to dissolve.
Depending on the treatment required the wisdom teeth removal cost in Sydney varies. Some wisdom teeth removal technique requires general Anaesthesia and IV Sedation. 85% Medicare rebate applies to some treatments when most of the patients pay as little as $100 to have the removal of 4 Wisdom Teeth in the clinic or the hospital.
What Happens If You Deny Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The main purpose of removing wisdom teeth is to prevent them from damaging other healthy teeth. If left without removal, wisdom teeth come in sideways, create an area where food gets caught, decays both of the teeth, and can even cause a painful infection.
Did you know if your wisdom teeth don’t erupt and you leave them in, there is a 25% chance that the epithelial lining around the wisdom tooth will become cancerous? So, it is recommended to get your wisdom teeth removed as earlier as possible without delay.