Removing wisdom teeth can seem like an unnecessary hassle, but if its’ impacting your oral health, you need to get them extracted as early as possible. Delaying wisdom teeth removal Sydney can result serious dental problems. That being said, your dentist is the right person to determine whether or not you need wisdom teeth removal Sydney. So, when to extract your wisdom teeth? Please look at the reasons.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are teeth that come in towards back of your mouth. They don’t come in straight so they can be harder to clean properly and often times cause problems when they do appear. Since they grow horizontally they have a tendency to grow into nearby teeth or gums making them very hard to clean, these infections have been known to cause severe pain and even death. For these reasons many dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth for more comfortable dental care.
If They Are Infected
If your Wisdom Teeth Sydney become infected, there are a number of serious complications that can result. The bacteria can spread through your system, causing you to develop meningitis or even sepsis. These bacterial infections can be life-threatening and need immediate medical attention if they occur. If you have any signs of infection, see a dentist immediately.
If They Have Cavities
The first reason that you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed is if they develop cavities. Cavities can cause a lot of problems, not just because of where they are, but also because they can travel and damage other parts of your mouth or jaw. If you want to avoid a root canal in your future, it’s best to take care of any problems with your wisdom teeth early on.
If They Overlap Other Teeth
When your wisdom teeth grow in, they can sometimes cut impact other teeth, causing pain and sensitivity. Over time, it can lead to cavities and a lot of plaque build-up. If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or you have gaps between your teeth where your wisdom teeth should be growing in, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with a dentist so they can do x-rays and see what’s going on under your gums.
If They Grow Sideways or Up Into the Sinus Area
If your wisdom teeth start growing sideways or up into your sinus area, they can eventually cause pain, infection, and other problems. Often times these problems are severe enough that a dentist will recommend removing them.
If They Impact Surrounding Teeth
Often, wisdom teeth impact your other teeth. This is called impacted, and it’s not uncommon for wisdom teeth to become impacted. When your wisdom teeth are impacted, it means they don’t have enough room in your mouth and can cause problems for you. If any of your wisdom teeth become impacted, you should have them removed so that they don’t cause problems for you down the road.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to consider having your wisdom teeth removed. For details on wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney, please speak to our dentist.