Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sydney
For many people, wisdom teeth usually partially emerge or grow sideways (impacted) or even remain trapped beneath gum and bone. Poorly positioned wisdom teeth can cause numerous problems such as infection from bacteria or irritation, as well as considerable pain. Reasons for the removal of wisdom teeth include:
When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through the gum, infection and inflammation (swollen, red gums) can start around the top of the tooth, causing pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. Swallowing may be painful, bad breath and an altered sense of taste may occur, and the person may feel generally unwell.
Damage to nearby molars
An impacted wisdom tooth pushing against the molar next to it can cause an “erosion cavity” at the point of contact, often leading to serious damage to both teeth. The molars may become “abscessed” (infected) and need to be removed.
An upper wisdom tooth may push sideways out of the gum, causing an ulcer where it rubs against the inside of the cheek.
If a wisdom tooth is left untreated a cyst may form, causing displacement, destruction of surrounding bone, other teeth and gums. Cyst formation is uncommon around unerupted teeth.
A food trap
Food becomes trapped between the wisdom tooth and the molar next to it. This can cause cavities in both teeth and bad breath.
Experienced wisdom teeth removal dentists
Dr Eylul Farahani has extracted thousands of wisdom teeth for her patients for over 12 years. She receives regular referrals from other dentists and patients for difficult extractions and the removal of wisdom teeth. Her knowledge and experience in wisdom teeth removal have already helped thousands of patients with wisdom teeth pain, including many of our own dental nurses.
She is an experienced, gentle and friendly dental surgeon and her patients are quickly put at ease during treatment. She works together with many experienced dental sedationists and medical anesthetists in Westmead and Sydney Dental Hospitals to make your wisdom teeth removal safe, easy and comfortable through sleep dentistry.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner