Wisdom teeth usually come into the mouth from aged 17 onwards. Very often there is not enough space in the mouth for them, and so they can get misaligned, or ‘impact’ into the teeth in front.
This can cause:
• Severe pain
• Gum Infections
• Bad Breath and taste in the mouth
• Decay (to the wisdom teeth themselves and to the teeth in front)
• Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
If you have starting to have any of these issues we would recommend removing them to prevent future discomfort or further problems.
WHY MONA VALE DENTAL?
Specialist Oral Surgeon
Our Specialist Oral Surgeon, Dr. John Wong, is highly skilled and has over 30 years of experience in removing wisdom teeth.
We use CBCT imaging to produce a high definition 3D image of your wisdom teeth position in the jaw, allowing for the easiest tooth removal for you.
Committed to your health and safety
All equipment and instruments used during your procedure are 100% sterile, and many instruments are single use only.
Dr. Wong can arrange a day stay at a local hospital for a general anesthetic procedure, so you can wake up once the procedure has been completed.
Wisdom Teeth FAQ’s
Following the extraction of wisdom teeth, patients more often than not experience some pain, a sore and stiff jaw and some swelling or discolouration of the facial skin around the mouth, jaw and cheeks. Some blood is often common as a result of the stitches applied to aid healing. It is important to eat soft foods, avoid smoking, take dentist-prescribed painkillers and apply an ice pack to bring down the swelling.
If your wisdom teeth are causing pain, inflammation, infection or generally interfering with your life, then yes, it is wise to have them removed as soon as possible. Impacted wisdom teeth cause pain due to their inability to erupt fully into place, usually due to blockage from other teeth. One of the most important reasons to have impacted wisdom teeth removed quickly is to prevent further damage to other teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the four furthest back molars in human beings. They generally appear between the ages of 17 and 25, and, while many people experience no issues with the arrival of their wisdom teeth, others experience pain and discomfort as a result of impacted wisdom teeth, or the simple fact that their mouth isn’t large enough to accommodate another set of molars.