Your wisdom teeth could be severely impacting your oral health

Are your wisdom teeth giving you grief but you do not want them out? Read on and you may change your mind…

Did you know that nine out of ten people suffer from having at least one wisdom tooth stuck under the gum line, due to insufficient space? When a tooth is only able to partially show through the periodontal (gum) tissue, this is called partial impaction. Partially impacted teeth can lead to serious problems for instance pain, infection, and the overcrowding or damage to adjacent teeth.

For teeth that are totally impacted, there is more risk of developing cysts or abscesses, which are extremely painful.

At Dental Clinic @ World Tower, we are focused on providing effective and comprehensive dental treatment, and solidly believe in educating our patients. Read on to discover why removal of wisdom teeth is imperative to your oral health…

Wisdom teeth often remain impacted…

When a wisdom tooth remains completely under the gum line, they cannot be cleaned or even functional. If left untreated, these wisdom teeth usually become infected or begin to cause damage to the surrounding teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the most difficult to get clean…

Because wisdom teeth are at the very back of the mouth, they are the most difficult teeth to keep clean. This means bacteria are more likely to accumulate on these teeth, which harden to form plaque and eat away at the enamel, resulting in tooth decay and gum disease.

They can be responsible for other issues in the body…

Periodontitis, a chronic inflammation of the gums which is very common around wisdom teeth, has been found to have a direct link to the development of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

Pressure exerted by emerging wisdom teeth can negatively impact surrounding teeth…

Wisdom teeth that emerge at an extreme angle or that are unaligned in the jaw can exert pressure on the adjacent teeth, which can significantly impact the alignment of your teeth.

At Dental Clinic @ World Tower in Sydney, we can safely remove your wisdom teeth to prevent any of the aforementioned conditions from occurring. However if you are adamant in keeping your wisdom teeth, we can help to keep them clean and offer non-surgical management of swollen gum tissues so you can keep your teeth and your comfort.

We endeavour to perform wisdom tooth removal as least invasively as possible, under local anaesthesia, minimising the potential of a prolonged healing recovery period. We are committed to your comfort and keep this in mind when performing dental surgery to extract wisdom teeth.

For more information on wisdom teeth or to book an appointment at our Sydney dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.