Impacted wisdom teeth also lead to infection called pericoronitis which spreads to the throat or into the neck if left untreated. This impacted wisdom tooth traps food particles or bacteria which in turn lead to cavities or decay. Impacted wisdom teeth can also change the way your teeth come together and cause cysts or other growths in the jaw. Even though, if your wisdom teeth don’t show any pain and they may cause problems at some point. Decay, infection or crowding to other teeth is the most common problem that causes discomfort. Hence, wisdom teeth removal in Sydney is recommended to avoid developing gum problems and other dental issues related to wisdom teeth.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed but if you feel that your wisdom teeth may cause trouble, then you shouldn’t give it a second thought.
The following are the common symptoms of impacted or infected wisdom teeth.
- Swelling of the gum in the back of your mouth
- Difficulty opening your jaw
- Bad breath
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Pain when you open your mouth
- Pain when chewing or biting
If you are considering removal of wisdom teeth in Sydney, your dentist will examine the area by taking X-rays. Based on the results, the type of treatment procedure is decided. After the wisdom teeth removal, the symptoms will go away and you will get back to your daily routine within a few days or a week.
Patients who wish to get their wisdom teeth removed are referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The dentist will discuss the procedure and the type of anaesthesia he will use. After the wisdom teeth removal surgery, you may not be able to eat for at least 6 to 8 hours. Also, you would need someone to drive you to the appointment and drive you home.
Minor complications like swelling of the cheeks and jaw occurs immediately after the surgery. These complications can be eliminated by biting gauge pads or applying cold compress against the swollen area.