Why Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom tooth are the last tooth to erupt in the mouth and can erupt at any age after eighteen years old. The wisdom tooth is generally removed by the dentists due to the lack of space and position of the tooth.
Depending on the position of the wisdom tooth, the difficulty of removal of wisdom tooth by the dentist can arise. Wisdom Teeth extraction or removal are carried out by our experienced dentists.
Wisdom teeth may erupt in a position where the second molar tooth is and may be affected by causing gum problems, tooth decay and bone loss. If there is inadequate space then food can get caught in between the second molar and the wisdom tooth, causing a gum problem called periocorinitis.
In order to prevent and avoid gum problems, the wisdom tooth has to be removed or extracted or the gum flap needs to be cut away by the dentists.
How Difficult is the Extraction of Wisdom Tooth?
Wisdom teeth may erupt in different positions and the difficulty of extracting the wisdom tooth by the dentist will depend on the severity of the position of the wisdom teeth. If the wisdom tooth erupts and it is partially buried in the bone then the gum needs to be cut and the bone needs to be removed by the dentists for the wisdom tooth to be extracted.
Wisdom tooth that is fully buried in the bone and not able to erupt, can be left inside, if there is no wisdom tooth pain. If there is any pain present on the wisdom tooth, then the tooth has to be removed by the dentist. In the difficult cases of wisdom teeth extraction, it has to be removed by an oral maxillofacial surgeon under general anesthetic.
If you are looking for a wisdom tooth extraction done at Geelong. Please call our Norlane dentists to discuss wisdom tooth removal cost and treatment procedures. Our dentists can offer value and affordable wisdom tooth extractions.