Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom ToothWisdom Teeth Extraction

If wisdom teeth have room to grow in with proper alignment nothing needs to be done however when wisdom teeth are not fully erupted or become impacted you’ll need to have them extracted. When wisdom teeth grow in out of alignment, they can partially erupt through the gums, and the gum will grow up around the tooth. This invited infection into the gum and tooth which can lead to needing more than just your wisdom teeth extracted.

Your dentist here at Star Dental will evaluate the health of your wisdom teeth, and their position and may recommend extraction. This is a fairly common procedure and frequently recommended for young adults.

Does Everyone Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

No, not every patient is a good candidate for wisdom tooth extraction. If the teeth grow in properly or for a number of other reasons, your doctor may recommend not doing anything about your wisdom teeth.

 Here are 5  signs that your wisdom tooth needs to be removed:

1. Swollen Gums

Your gums are swollen around the wisdom tooth. If they are bleeding or tender around the last tooth.

2. Bad Breath

If you have bad breath, especially if it comes on suddenly it could be a sign of infection. This happens when food debris gets stuck in the gap around a partially emerged tooth.

3. Difficulty opening your mouth

If you have trouble opening your mouth, swallowing or chewing.

4. Jaw or mouth pain

If you have pain at the back of your mouth especially when chewing or opening.

5. Headaches

Sometimes an infected tooth causes severe throbbing headaches.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms around your third molars, there is a good chance that your wisdom teeth will need to be removed. Your dentist will examine your mouth and take x-rays to confirm the presence of any impacted wisdom teeth, and will then work with you to schedule a convenient time for surgery.

FAQ? – People Also Ask (PAA)

Can dentists do anything for Wisdom Tooth pain? You should make an appointment to see the dentist if any wisdom teeth are causing pain. The dentist can send you for a Bulk Billed OPG Radiograph (X-Ray) and then advise you if they need removal or if antibiotics and a special mouthwash routine might settle the problem.
How urgent is wisdom tooth pain? How urgent is wisdom tooth pain? You should never put off a visit to the emergency dentist if you have wisdom tooth pain. The consequences could be serious if the teeth come in crooked or if your mouth is too crowded. You can feel well once again and have the peace of mind you need for your oral health. Reach out to a dentist near you today.
How much does it cost to remove a wisdom tooth in Australia? Removal of a wisdom tooth typically costs $235 at Star Dental. Based on data from the Australian Dental Association, a simple removal using local anaesthetic for all four teeth can cost up to $2,322 elsewhere in Australia. You can expect the cost of wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic in Australia to be higher as well, varying from $1,500 to $3,000 per tooth.
Can a dentist pull a broken wisdom tooth? If your wisdom teeth don’t come in correctly, they can become decayed and broken during eruption.  Can a dentist remove a broken wisdom tooth?  Yes!
Will a rotten wisdom tooth ever fall out?  It is highly unlikely.  Wisdom teeth will only fall out as a result of extensive tooth decay or severe bone loss due to gum disease. Severe decay or gum disease can damage the tooth and the surrounding support structures, causing it to loosen and fall out of your mouth.
What are the side effects of getting your wisdom teeth pulled? 

As with any type of surgery, wisdom tooth removal carries some risks. However, these risks are usually small.

Risks can include:

  • dry socket – where a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket, or if the blood clot becomes dislodged
  • nerve injury – this can cause temporary or permanent problems, such as tingling or numbness
  • infection – signs include a high temperature, yellow or white discharge from the extraction site, and persistent pain and swelling
  • bleeding

See your dentist if you have signs of infection after having your wisdom teeth removed, or if you’re bleeding heavily from the extraction site.

Removing healthy wisdom teeth

Even if your wisdom teeth have erupted normally and are not causing pain, having these teeth removed before the age of 20 is often recommended. A statement was released in 2010 by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons citing academic research, and recommending that all patients have their wisdom teeth removed during young adulthood.

According to this statement, key findings implicated wisdom teeth in a number of physical ailments. Here is some of what they discovered:

  • 80% of young adults who opted to keep their healthy wisdom teeth developed problems within seven years.
  • Extracting wisdom teeth at a young age caused less pain with a quicker healing time than in older patients.
  • Maintaining healthy wisdom teeth is often more expensive than removal.
  • Keeping wisdom teeth may cause an increased risk for more serious complications.

While the decision to keep or remove your wisdom teeth will ultimately be up to you. Make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your options and make recommendations based on your individual circumstances.

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