Wisdom tooth may need to be removed by the dentists due to lack of space, unfavourable 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 by the dentists.
Wisdom teeth’s 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.
Wisdom teeth could be impacted and the soft tissues covers 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 or the dentist needs to cut the gums around the wisdom tooth to keep the area clean.
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.
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 removed or extracted at Ballarat, please call our Ballarat Dental Care in Ballarat to book your wisdom teeth removal appointment and speak to our qualified general dentists doing wisdom teeth removal and extraction in Ballarat.