Not all patients will need to have their wisdom teeth removed. However, if you feel pain at the site of your wisdom teeth, any nearby teeth are damaged due to impact, or you constantly experience repeated infections behind the lower last tooth, you may need to have them extracted.
Failing to remove your impacted wisdom teeth may bring about the following serious oral health issues:
- Overcrowding: If you have a smaller mouth or jaw, your teeth may begin to shift or overlap each other. This is especially inconvenient if you have had orthodontic work in the past – as overcrowding will negate any work performed.
- Greater potential for decay: The location of your wisdom teeth means that they may not receive the proper oral care that other teeth get. This can lead to bacteria, which can cause severe health concerns later down the track, such as gum disease and oral infections.
- Inability to chew your food: Impacted wisdom teeth mean they are trapped below the gum line. Not only is this condition painful but they may be prone to infections and abscesses. In extreme cases, impacted wisdom teeth can shift backwards and interfere with the closing and opening of your jaw.
By getting your regular teeth checked and cleaned every six months, you can stay on top of your oral health and address situations as they arise. Keep in mind that if your wisdom teeth have grown in completely, are healthy and positioned correctly, and are able to be cleaned daily, then you have no need to remove them.
Professional wisdom tooth removal in Lara
Do you think you have a reason to remove your wisdom teeth? Speak to our polite and professional dentists at Dazzling Smiles Dental. We provide affordable, high-quality treatments to patients of all ages. With a range of dental payment plans available at our clinic, the cost of wisdom teeth removal in Australia is more affordable than you think. Whether you’re a Lara local or live near surrounding suburbs, we’re available for a consultation. Book your appointment today.