Wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the jaw erupt usually around the late teens or early 20s. There are normally two wisdom teeth in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw.
Wisdom teeth infection is a very commonly encountered problem in our dental clinic. Wisdom teeth infection occurs when there is not enough room for them to erupt. Pressure and pain occurs as these teeth try to come out, causing gum inflammation and difficulty brushing, Overtime bacterial build up on wisdom teeth leads to further teeth decay and gum infection.
The symptoms of wisdom tooth infection include:
People with compromised immune systems can suffer serious complications from wisdom tooth infections. To prevent wisdom teeth infections keeps on coming back the wisdom teeth need to be removed.
The team at Doncaster Dental are experts at wisdom teeth extraction, providing care with a focus on comfort, minimising pain where possible. We have multiple options available to our patients including, IV Sedation, Local Anaesthetic and General Anaesthetic.
Wisdom tooth extraction, where required, is best performed sooner rather than later. Our dental surgeons are very experienced in wisdom teeth removals. Wisdom teeth extractions can be performed in the dental chair under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic if required, depending on the complexity of the situation.
We have an anaesthetist who visits our practice occasionally to assist with more complex wisdom tooth extractions that may require general anaesthesia.
When impacted wisdom teeth are left untreated, it may cause decay of the wisdom tooth as well as its neighbouring tooth. This may eventually lead to more complex and expensive treatment such as root canal treatment or extraction of the neighbouring tooth.