The third molars, known...
The third molars, known simply as wisdom teeth, erupt between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. The average person’s mouth will comfortably hold 28 of the 32 teeth we are predisposed to have. Since the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, there is often little room left to accommodate their size and anatomy,if you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can happen. Impacted Wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients it is as early as 12 or 13, and in others it may not be until the early twenties.
Some of the possible problems tend to occur related to not removing your wisdom teeth Localized gum infection-Without enough room for total eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth can become irritated and infected, resulting in recurrent pain, swelling.
Cyst Formation: Cysts are fluid-filled “balloons” inside the jaw bone that develop as a result of impacted teeth and slowly expand destroying adjacent jaw bones and occasionally teeth.Often very difficult to treat if your wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years
Impacted wisdom teeth may contribute to the crowding of your teeth. This is most noticeable with the front teeth, primarily the lower front teeth and is most commonly seen after a patient has had braces.
If there is inadequate room to clean around the wisdom tooth, the tooth directly in front, the second molar, can be adversely affected resulting in gum disease, bone loss around the tooth, and/or decay.
Recent advances in medicine and technology allow patients to undergo wisdom tooth removal in a manner, which promotes rapid healing and minimal postoperative discomfort. We ensure that your treatment is as painless and as quick as possible.
Third molars typically begin to emerge in your late teens or early twenties, but not all patients will need their wisdom teeth removed at the same age. If you have noticed that your wisdom teeth are beginning to poke through your gums, or if you’re experiencing any jaw discomfort, it’s important to visit our dentists as quickly as possible.
Our Dental office at Ballarat, helps patients protect their health and the appearance of their smiles with wisdom teeth removal surgery.
Wisdom teeth surgery is the most common oral surgery used to prevent wisdom teeth from causing discomfort or damage to existing teeth. If your surgery requires stitches, these are usually the type that dissolves in 3 to 5 days and do not require removal. You may also notice a sensation of your gums feeling swollen and pulling away from your teeth. This is all part of the normal recovery and will subside in several days.
At the time of your consultation, your specific situation will be discussed in greater detail. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have during this appointment. If new questions arise after your consultation, please call our office at Office Phone Number 03 5332 3043
to speak to one of our staff. Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons makes sure you have the best dental experience.