Wisdom teeth can cause unnecessary pain, but is it the pain that makes you wiser, or the choice to have them removed? We are thinking it is the choice to have them removed.
If a wisdom tooth doesn't have the room to grow this can result in debilitating pain, infection or even other dental problems. You may need to make the decision to have it extracted just to be able to carry on with day to day life. Wisdom teeth extraction in Erskineville may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or teeth, it is more than likely that you will need to get these removed to stop other dental problems from occurring. Infection or gum disease, damage to nearby teeth or surrounding bone, development of cysts around the wisdom tooth, are but a few of the problems that can transpire if an impacted wisdom tooth is erupting at an awkward angle. In Erskineville, wisdom teeth extraction can alleviate these potential problems and any pain being caused.
The extraction process
There are a few steps in the process before wisdom teeth extraction in Erskineville is carried out. Firstly, the dentist will most likely require an x-ray of your teeth to get a full picture of how the tooth or teeth are positioned. After the dentist has done the assessment and if you are to undergo an extraction, you will be offered a local anaesthetic. Extraction equipment has advanced over the years and now, with the correct tools and in a sterile environment, tooth extractions have become precise and thorough so recovery time is surprisingly fast.
After the extraction process
In some cases, wisdom teeth extraction in Erskineville may cause swelling after the surgery is complete, and this can be alleviated by over-the-counter pain relief. It is normal for swelling to occur and is all part of the recovery process.
After the offending wisdom tooth, or teeth, have been extracted from the mouth, it is a wise choice for many people to just take it easy for the following few days after.