Wisdom Teeth Removal in Noosa
Suffering From Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
There is often the misconception that teething issues stop in our early infant years. Unfortunately, many forget the dreaded wisdom teeth that erupt between the ages of 16 and 21. While many people's wisdom teeth grow without hassle, others struggle with pain, discomfort and various complications, making wisdom teeth removal one of the most common dental procedures today.
Wisdom tooth extraction and removal can set anyone's knees quaking, but doesn't have to be a daunting experience! We understand that this may be a frightening experience for some, so we'll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable. At Noosa Family Dental, we are a team of experienced dentists who have years of experience and have performed wisdom teeth removal on countless patients. With a purpose-built and centrally located clinic, each patient is surrounded by lush greenery and friendly faces to create a comfortable and stress-free experience.
Our team of dentists are highly skilled in this procedure and will take care of you every step of the way, from consultation and removal to aftercare and check-ups. So, if you're suffering from painful, infected and impacted wisdom teeth, the team at Nossa Family Dental are here to help you.
When To See Your Dentist
Why You Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The third molars at the back of your teeth are often referred to as the wisdom teeth. Aptly named, they are the last set of teeth to grow and will start pushing through the gum in the late teenage years and through the early twenties. Typically people have four wisdom teeth, however, studies have shown that some people are lucky enough to have none.
There is no reason to remove your wisdom teeth if they are not causing any pain or discomfort. However, it is common for wisdom teeth to become impacted and misaligned. This often occurs when there is not enough room in the mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth.
The fully or partially erupted tooth remains below the bone and gum and is likely to cause issues such as periodontal problems, crowding, and damage to the neighbouring teeth. Food and bacteria will build up in the damaged area, but due to the discomfort caused, it can be difficult to clean effectively. This can accelerate the infection and decay of the wisdom teeth, and if left untreated this infection can spread to neighbouring teeth.
Keeping Your Smile Pain Free
What To Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth extraction has come a long way since the early days of dental care. Today, these procedures are far less painful due to the powerful (and safe) anaesthetic and sedative used. In many cases, there is little pain, discomfort or bleeding.
To diagnose and treat impacted or infected wisdom teeth, the mouth is examined and an OPG x-ray is required to determine the extent of the damage and possible infection. At Noosa family dental, we commonly deal with impacted teeth and take these x-rays in-house to assess whether the teeth can be removed by our general dentists under local anaesthetic.
There is great variation in the difficulty of removing wisdom teeth, based on their shape and position. If the teeth are more significantly impacted, then it is recommended that they be removed by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, often under general anaesthesia.
For Wisdom Teeth Removal services in Noosa, get in touch with our friendly team of dental experts. Each treatment and consultation is performed with care, compassion and precision by dentists who listen to your concerns and offer answers and advice to your questions.