Get wisdom teeth removal with the dentist you trust
At Advanced Dental Care Clinic, we provide wisdom teeth removal on the Gold Coast and aim to make each treatment as gentle and caring as possible.
Wisdom teeth are molars that grow at the very back of your jaw. They can grow through on both sides of the upper and lower jaw. Some patients do not have the full set of 4 molars and in other rare cases; patients can have as many as six! The teeth usually erupt when patients are in their early twenties (17-25 years old).
If wisdom teeth are fully erupted, they can be removed in a similar manner to any other tooth that may need extraction. However, unfortunately this is often not the case for many patients who need their wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth that are impacted may require surgery.
Most patients do not have jaws large enough to house the incoming wisdom teeth. This means that often when the teeth are erupting there is nowhere for them to go. The lack of space cause wisdom teeth to remain partially or fully impacted within the gum. In other words only part of the tooth will erupt or none at all.
When this happens further damage will generally occur, affecting the surrounding teeth as well as gums and jaw overall. The most common cause for concern for most patients is pain. Wisdom teeth sit very close the underlying nerve and will often cause a dull ache and even tingling all along the jawline.
If teeth have partially erupted there will be an increased risk of infection and decay as they are extremely difficult to clean, there can often even be irregular holes and flaps in the gums which promote bacteria growth in these areas
Impacted teeth will also have a tendency to lean into neighbouring teeth causing movement and crowding or your smile. This movement and crowding will often undo any previous orthodontic treatment that has occurred which is understandably frustrating for patients.
In rare cases, wisdom teeth will not cause patients any problems and the will not require for them to be removed. However, as you can see there are a multitude of possible problems that can occur which can have long term effects to a patient’s overall mouth. Having the teeth removed is the only way to ensure the prevention of further damage.
Call today for an assessment for wisdom teeth removal Gold Coast . If you are experiencing any jaw pain or have noticed your wisdom teeth erupting, call us today or contact us to organise a wisdom teeth removal assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
The extraction of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, is like other surgeries in that one expects to have some discomfort, bleeding and sometimes swelling. There are ways to reduce the pain such as applying ice packs to the side of your face and taking analgesic medication.
It is advised that after surgery, you rest and follow the instructions on home care given to you by your dentist or surgeon. Do not drive or engage in active exercise. Eat soft foods and drink lots of water.
Some problems caused by wisdom teeth are infection, crowding, pain, cysts, ulcers, food trap, cavities and even melting away of the next molar. Any of these problems can get worse if the cause is not treated.
First an examination and x-rays will be needed before an estimate of the cost for the removal of wisdom teeth are available. The costs depend on complexity, whether the removal is simple or surgical, and whether a general anaesthetic or just local anaesthetic is used. Specialist Oral Surgeons are usually more expensive than General Dentists.