Wisdom teeth can become painful or problematic if there isn’t enough room for them to grow. For some patients, this means oral surgery to have wisdom teeth removed.
Our approach to wisdom teeth will always consider your specific circumstances – there is no one size fits all. We’ll first review your symptoms and make recommendations for treatment, adopting a conservative approach wherever possible.
Painful wisdom teeth! What should you do?
Between the ages of 17 and 25 wisdom teeth emerge at the end of the upper and lower gums. Among issues such as crowding, gum infections, ulcers and difficulty chewing, wisdom teeth can also become impacted. This means the wisdom teeth don’t have enough room in the jaw, an issue which can lead to a cyst developing. Swelling, pressure and stiffness in the jaw are also common symptoms of painful wisdom teeth.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s wise to book an appointment at Figtree Family Dental. We’ll complete a full assessment and confirm the exact cause of your pain, including whether you have impacted wisdom teeth.
Remove wisdom teeth with minimal pain
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical dental procedure and while some patients may feel anxious, we will do everything possible to allay your concerns and make the treatment as comfortable as possible. We are able to complete the procedure here in our clinic, however, we can also refer you to an oral surgeon, if you’d prefer. In addition to modern surgical techniques, the procedure can also be made more comfortable through our various pain management options.
The benefits of wisdom teeth removal are evident as:
All surgical procedures carry risks, however our team is experienced in supporting patients both through treatment and the recovery process. At all stages, you will understand what is happening. Our priority is your health, comfort, and achieving the most ideal treatment outcome for you.