|Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted if they affect other teeth – often referred to as “coming in sideways” or “impacted wisdom teeth”.
An "Impacted Tooth" refers to a tooth that has failed to emerge fully into its expected position.
This failure to erupt properly may occur either because there is not enough room in the jaw for the tooth, or because of its abnormal position. Some of the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth include: bacteria and plaque build-up, cysts development, tumour development, infection and jaw and gum disease.
Many oral health specialists will recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, as early extraction will help to eliminate problems.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please make an appointment as soon as possible:
- Intense pain and soreness in the mouth (possibly radiating to the ear and/or throat)
- Infection in the mouth
- Facial swelling
- Swelling of the gumline in the back of the mouth
For more information on Wisdom Teeth Management, please call 03 5996 8500 or click here to email us.
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