WISDOM TEETH

Are your wisdom teeth causing pain? Do you wish to avoid complications related to your wisdom teeth down the road?

 

If you think your wisdom teeth may be cause for concern, you can book an appointment with our friendly Family Dentist at JK Dental Clinic (located in the Modbury North, SA) by calling: 08 8265 4511. 

 

The majority of wisdom teeth need to be extracted – over 80% of them according to some estimates. The main reason that dentists regularly advise patients to remove their wisdom teeth is because while the teeth do not serve any practical function, they are known to cause severe pain as well as dental ailments if left alone. That said, not everyone has complications with their wisdom teeth. In fact, not all wisdom teeth emerge. If you are unsure whether your wisdom teeth will cause problems, it is a good idea to consult a dentist for a proper prognosis.

Dr John Khodarahmi, Modbury North Dentist, JK Dental

At Dr John Khodarahmi Dental practice (JK Dental), we provide a thorough evaluation of your Wisdom Teeth situation before determining whether removal is suitable. If our dentist finds that your wisdom tooth is erupting abnormally or would affect neighbouring teeth by its emergence, we would offer you a safe Wisdom Tooth Removal process to alleviate the pain and prevent future complications.

 

At JK Dental, we also provide Same-Day Wisdom Teeth Removal. Using minimally invasive techniques, along with safe sedation dentistry, we allow patients to schedule Safe Wisdom Tooth Removal procedures for multiple teeth in a single appointment.

 

If you would like to learn more about our Same-Day Wisdom Teeth Removal service, please book an appointment with our friendly Family Dentist at JK Dental Clinic (located in the Modbury North, SA) by calling: 08 8265 4511

 

What are Wisdom Teeth?

 

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. They are the last teeth to emerge, with as many as 4 for some people and none for others. When wisdom teeth emerge out of alignment, get stuck below the gum’s surface or do not erupt at all, they are known as impacted teeth.  The impaction can be total or partial, and it may be caused by improper angulation or insufficient space in the jaw to accommodate the tooth.

 

What are the symptoms of impacted

wisdom tooth?

 

Here are some of the common symptoms to look out for:

 

  • Infection

  • Jaw pain

  • Swollen gums

  • Stiffened jaw

  • Difficulty opening mouth

  • Headache

  • Bad breath (Halitosis)

  • Swollen lymph nodes

 

Why do wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

 

Left alone, an impacted wisdom tooth can cause severe pain and lead to infections and other oral ailments. When the partially erupted tooth breaks through the gum and leaves a flap of gum tissue, the area becomes prone to trapping bacteria, which if untreated can lead to serious infections, cysts or bone damage.

 

Dentists often advise that the best age for removing wisdom teeth is around early 20s. That’s because the bone around your wisdom tooth becomes denser, and the roots grow deeper, as the person gets older. Basically, the older you get, the more complex and risky the removal procedure becomes.

 

To find out whether Wisdom Teeth Removal will benefit you, contact JK Dental Clinic (located in the Modbury North, SA) by calling: 08 8265 4511.