Wisdom teeth tend to become problematic when there is insufficient room for them, and they become impacted (stuck). This normally results in infection and inflammation around the gum covering the impacted teeth. The most common symptoms include, swelling, bad taste/odour, pain, soreness on chewing, jaw stiffness, headaches, and a general unwell feeling.
The majority of people will have 4 wisdom teeth, however it’s not overly uncommon to have fewer. Wisdom teeth removal is only required if they are causing pain & discomfort (or are likely to in the future). If your wisdom teeth are a cause for concern, our dentists in Hawthorne can advise on the most appropriate course of action.
It is recommended that all patients have their wisdom teeth assessed and monitored by their dentist during their late teens and early twenties. The dentist will recommend an X-Ray to see how the wisdom teeth are positioned and whether extraction is required. The X-Ray will also determine if the wisdom teeth can be extracted in the chair or a referral to an oral maxillo-facial surgeon is required.
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Having a caring and experienced regular dentist can help you keep the healthiest teeth and gums, and the best smile possible. If you need a Brisbane dentist for wisdom teeth extractions, call Hawthorne Dental.