Altona Dentist – Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth explained by Altona Bay Dental Clinic dentists in Altona: Wisdom teeth are the last tooth in the mouth, which usually erupts at the age of eighteen years onwards.
The wisdom tooth may need to be removed by the dentist due to lack of space, unfavorable position, pathology and orthodontic reasons. If wisdom teeth aren’t painful and are in a reasonable position, then there is no need for extraction of wisdom tooth.
Wisdom teeths can erupt in a variety of position. Depending on these positions, the difficulty arises during the removal of wisdom teeth by the dentist. Some wisdom teeth may erupt right behind the second molar causing tooth decay, gum disease and bone loss. In some cases wisdom teeth may cause the adjacent teeth to collapse and removal of wisdom teeth is required by the dentist.
If the wisdom teeth are impacted and the soft tissues are covering the wisdom teeth or there is lack of space around the wisdom tooth, this could result in food impaction, therefore leading to periocornitis and removal of the wisdom tooth is required by the dentist or the dentist needs to cut the gums around the wisdom tooth to keep the area clean.
If the wisdom tooth erupts, but some of the wisdom tooth is still under the bone, then this area will be difficult to keep it clean and infection can occur in the surrounding area, therefore the wisdom tooth needs to be extracted by the dentist.
If the wisdom tooth is fully in the bone and not erupted, and if there is no pain, then the wisdom tooth can be left as it is and regular x-rays needs to be taken, to make sure that no pathology is occurring. If the person decides, then the wisdom tooth can be removed under general anaesthetic by the dentist.
If you need your wisdom teeth removal done at Altona, please call our Altona Bay Dental Clinic in Altona to book your wisdom teeth removal consultation appointment and speak to our qualified general dentistry practicing dentist doing wisdom teeth removal in Altona