Are you ignoring your wisdom teeth due to dental anxiety? Relax! you are not the one who is going to pull out your teeth because 9 out of 10 people will have at least one impacted wisdom tooth requiring removal. Many are removing their wisdom teeth to maintain the health of the other molars.
The wisdom teeth removal in Sydney is a standard procedure, and it is done under sedation. You will not experience any pain during the surgery, and you can quickly recover by strictly following the post-operative care instructions given by your dentist.
But, ignoring extraction due to wisdom teeth removal costSydney or fear can lead to several dental problems in your mouth.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars in the jaw to develop, and they are located in the back of your mouth. The wisdom teeth often appear between the ages of 17 and 25.
Our ancestors ate raw vegetables and meat that required large, strong jaws to bite and chew so, their third molars where helpful.
But, today our diets changed significantly, and we eat only cooked food that is easier to bite and chew. Our jaw sizes responded to these dietary changes by getting smaller. But the size of teeth and number did not similarly decrease. So, most of us are having small jaw structure that does not have enough space to accommodate the third molars.
Impacted wisdom teeth:
When your jaw does not have enough space to accommodate the third molars, it gets trapped under the gum and becomes impacted. There are several types of impactions, some partially impacted teeth may have part of the crown showing, while others never penetrate through the gum and are fully impacted.
Both partially and completely impacted teeth have potential complications including gum disease, tooth decay and development of cysts. This is the significant reason why wisdom teeth removal is recommended.
When is wisdom teeth removal necessary?
An impacted wisdom tooth can lead to dental problems including:
- Pain from the pressure of overcrowding teeth
- Infection around the wisdom teeth that leads to gum disease
- Fluid-filled cyst or tumours that can lead to hollowing of the jaw and damage to surrounding nerves.
- It is difficult to brush and floss a partially emerged wisdom tooth. So, it leads to tooth decay and infection.
- An impacted wisdom tooth damages the surrounding teeth.
The longer you wait, the more painful it can be. Once your wisdom tooth is extracted, you can rest assured that the pain will be gone in a few days. Do not let the cost or dental anxiety to be a deterrent from getting your wisdom teeth Sydney extracted. There are options like sedation dentistry to have a painless dental procedure, and you can reduce the cost if you have dental insurance.