Wisdom Teeth Removal In Annandale
Most adults anatomically grow up to 32 permanent teeth, 4 of which are referred to as third molars, otherwise known as wisdom teeth. It is very rare for a person to grow a fully erupted and perfectly grown wisdom tooth, let alone 4 wisdom teeth, that cause no unwanted dental complications.
Usually the last to erupt through the gums between ages of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth come into the very back of the mouth where there are no enough gum surface that allows for proper development.
If in the occasional chance that there is enough room for a wisdom tooth to erupt in a favourable position, there will be very minimal discomfort, and the third molar goes on to function like a normal tooth. However, in most cases, third molars erupt at an angle and without enough room for proper growth.
As such, most wisdom tooth impacts against an already existing tooth, thereby causing prominent dental discomfort, and even injury. This is where wisdom teeth extraction comes in.
What Happens During Removal
Before the performing the procedure, you dentist in Annandale first assess whether or not there is, in fact, enough room for a third molar to come in properly. This is usually accomplished by taking an x-ray which allows your doctor to observe the tooth in its entirely, including the tooth root. After the assessment, your dentist is better able to tell whether or not the third molar should be extracted.
Generally, your dentist recommends extraction in one of the following cases:
- The third molar is unable to fully erupt through the gums, subsequently causing infection in the surrounding tissues. This condition is medically referred to as Pericorontis.
- The third molar suffers from chronic tooth decay. Note that third molars are often very susceptible to decay as these dental structures are often very difficult to clean with the traditional tooth brush and dental floss.
Dentist In Annandale
If your wisdom teeth is bothering you, it is best that you consult with your local Dentist In Annandale at Teeth Plus Clinic. Teeth Plus Clinic understands the very tangible connection that exists between oral health and your general wellbeing.
Teeth Plus Clinic offers nothing less than the very best procedures known to modern dentistry to the local Annandale community and its surrounding regions.
For health fund members, we charge NO GAP for check up, cleaning, x-rays and mouth guards.
If you’re not with a Private Health Fund, we offer you a FREE dental consultation!
Call us today at (02) 9519 4226 or book your appointment online to experience top-notch dentistry that cares for your entire family.
( We are located on Nelson Street, in the heart of Annandale and is open to all patients from Annandale, Camperdown, Glebe, Forestlodge, Leicchardt, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Enmore, Haberfield, Erskineville, Stanmore, Petersham and Marrickville)