Most young adults worldwide have one or more impacted wisdom teeth but only 10% have symptoms which may include tooth decay and gum disease, swelling, pain, recurrent infections, and difficulty opening your mouth.
If you think your wisdom teeth are causing problems, make an appointment and let one of our dentists confirm what is going on.
To help determine the best treatment for you, your dentist will need to:
- obtain your medical and dental histories
- examine your mouth
- arrange for a panoramic x-ray of your mouth
- evaluate your symptoms
- and consider your specific risk factors
A consultation will identify issues and treatments for your particular case. We will decide if your case is one that we can treat at Westridge Dental or one that would be better treated by an oral surgeon.
Some wisdom teeth need to be surgically removed. Sometimes this can be done in the dental chair but other times the patient would be more comfortable with a General Anaesthetic in a hospital or day surgery.
Post operative care of wisdom teeth is important to ensure quick comfortable recovery. You will most likely need a few days off work and some rest. You’ll need to eat cold soft food and you may need some pain medication as well as antibiotics.
Westridge Dental will guide you through post operative care and we are always there if you need us to check on you.