Wisdom Teeth Pain
Wisdom Teeth Pain
Most people have wisdom teeth. These are the teeth that are the farthest back in your mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 17-25, but sometimes as late as 40!
Why does this happen?
Most of us do not have big enough jaws (enough space) to accommodate these teeth. This causes them to either stay buried in the jaw, or only part come out (impacted). This means that they commonly become infected and cause trouble at the most inconvenient time.
The common issues with wisdom teeth are repeated jaw aches, infections and abscesses. You may not be able to open your mouth as wide as usual. Wisdom teeth also cause your straight teeth to become crooked.
We recommend removal of these buried or impacted wisdom teeth in a controlled manner at a time that suits you. For your convenience, we are able to perform 3D jaw scans (CBCT) in-house at Siana Dental, to check the exact location of your wisdom teeth.
Dr Max is skilled to provide anaesthesia (sleep dentistry) and also in the oral surgery required to remove wisdom teeth. This allows Siana Dental to perform this procedure for you in the comfort of our practice, with minimal fuss and complete transparency of fees. Your recovery from the surgery is usually 1-2 days due to our use of plasma therapy.
If you do not have your wisdom teeth removed, especially if they have caused some trouble to you in the past, then they are likely to lead to a bacterial infection called pericoronitis or an abscess. Meanwhile, a buried wisdom tooth can lead to the development of a cyst, which can damage bone and gum tissue. These conditions are damaging and are painful and can require emergency hospitalisation. Wisdom teeth can also cause your previously straight teeth to become crooked, especially after orthodontic work (braces).
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