Craigieburn Dental Gallery has been removing all the difficult impacted wisdom teeth in Craigieburn and surrounding areas in the last 10 years.
We offer options of local anaesthetics and general anaesthetics in house at patient’s choice. There is no need for our patients to go to hospital or travel to the city.
Wisdom teeth are the last molar (third molar) that develop in the mouth. Usually by the time the wisdom teeth have developed and tried to erupt there would be insufficient room in the mouth. Therefore they usually got impacted and start to cause different symptoms.
Did you know that 7/10 people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth?
It’s much more common than you think!
Refined foods have become a major part of our diet. This means that we use our jaws less and less and they are becoming smaller with evolution.
However, most of us still end up with full set of 32 teeth…that is why we end up with some teeth that just don’t fit. These are called impactions.Wisdom teeth can be a major problem for people of all ages and especially common in those aged 18-25 yrs of age. Most common symptoms are: pain, swelling, infection and even bad breath.
Having your wisdom teeth examined early may prevent much unnecessary pain and suffering later.
Examination is quick and painless. If you do need to have the wisdom teeth removed, rest assured, there is always the option of going to sleep to have it done.
Below is a list of common symptoms impacted wisdom teeth cause when they are starting to become a problem.
There are different ways the wisdom teeth could get impacted due to insufficient space in mouth. They could either be partially impacted or fully impacted. Partially impacted means part of the tooth is still visible in the mouth; fully impacted means the tooth could never break through the gum.
The impacted wisdom teeth could get impacted horizontally; at 45 degree; away from the tooth in front etc…
Below are examples of impacted wisdom teeth impacted at different angles that have been removed at our clinic.
Impacted wisdom teeth could also cause other problems in the mouth. The most common ones are:
Local Anaesthetics vs General Anaesthetics
It is not true that impacted wisdom teeth have to be removed under general anaesthetics. It is mainly a patient’s choice. Our dentists are competent in performing the treatment in either option. In the case general anaesthetic is preferred by patient, it would be performed by fully qualified anaesthetists in our clinic with state of the art equipment. They are the same anaesthetists who also work in operating theatre in private and public hospitals.
FAQs about wisdom teeth
Q: Do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Q: Is it painful?
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: Am I too old to get wisdom teeth problem?
*A surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.