Although wisdom teeth removal has become a very popular procedure in recent years, many people are still not too sure if it is necessary to get them extracted.
Wisdom teeth are medically called third molars and they usually appear between the ages of 16 – 25. The reason why it hurts when wisdom teeth are growing is because they may never fully erupt, and this leads to Pericoronitis, the inflammation of the gum partially covering the tooth that is trying to come out. Your gums will feel extremely swollen and sensitive during this time and you might find it very hard to close your mouth properly. Not only that, the exposed gum flap is susceptible to bacteria which could possibly cause major oral problems in the future.
The impacted wisdom tooth could grow at an awkward angle and will cause your entire teeth alignment to go out of place. If this happens, wisdom teeth removal is certainly necessary because the chances of developing complications will be much higher.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any pain during the eruption of the wisdom teeth, they might still cause the oral problems that are mentioned above; crowding, decay and infection.
So, is it really necessary for you to have your wisdom teeth removed? Well, in certain special cases you won’t need it but most people definitely do.
Wisdom tooth extraction is highly recommended for people who are facing these problems:
- Can’t gain proper access to clean the third molars as part of a daily hygiene practice.
- Crowding and malposition of the erupting wisdom tooth causes misalignment of the teeth.
- Wisdom tooth still covered by a flap of swollen and tender flap of gum.
It is understandable that most people brush off the idea of having their wisdom teeth extracted because they are afraid of going through the procedure. Contrary to popular belief, the extraction does not hurt at all if you have an experienced and highly skilled oral surgeon doing it for you.
If you are unsure whether this procedure is right for you, take a trip down to our wisdom teeth removal clinic in Sydney, and get your teeth examined by Dr. Pinho and our team of highly qualified dental surgeons. Book your next appointment today by calling 1 800 WISDOM or book online at www.wisdomteethremovalsydney.com.au.