Tooth Extractions in Brisbane
When a tooth is deemed untreatable it maybe recommended to have the tooth extracted. If this happens to you don’t worry we can help with replacing the lost tooth with a partial denture, bridge or a dental implant.
Wisdom Teeth Removal/Surgery
Your third molars, commonly known as your wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to erupt in your mouth.
If healthy and functional your wisdom teeth can be useful. However, if your wisdom teeth become impacted or only partially erupt through the gum in a misalignment they may need to be removed.
When impacted or partially impacted, your wisdom teeth can cause swelling, pain and even infection of the surrounding gum. They can also put pressure on the adjacent teeth, which can result in permanent damage to these otherwise healthy teeth and their surrounding bone. It is hard to keep wisdom teeth clean and they can become severely decayed.
Some wisdom teeth removal is quite complicated and you may require to have them removed under general anaesthetic by a specialist. An OPG will help us determine if the surgery can be done at the Brisbane Smile Centre or whether you need to be referred to a specialist.
Extraction’s Possible Complications
Like most other procedures, tooth extraction is not free of possible complications. You should be aware that there is a slight chance of infection, tenderness, prolonged bleeding, dry socket and loosening of neighboring teeth or their fillings or crowns.
Another rare possibility is of an upper tooth getting displaced into the sinus. Lastly, jaw fracture and temporary or permanent numbness is also very rare possibilities.
When Should I Remove My Wisdom Tooth?
There is no single right answer for everyone; however, if it has been advised that your wisdom teeth look potentially problematic it’s generally best to remove them sooner rather than later.
This advice is based on the fact that the younger you are, the faster you heal. The likeliness of lingering numbness, jaw fracture or other complications also increases with age. Lastly, the longer you leave a troublesome wisdom tooth in your mouth, the longer it has to cause further problems in the future.
If you have any questions regarding extractions or would like to make an appointment please contact us
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