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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal Applecross

The wisdom teeth are the third molar teeth. In most cases, they are the last teeth in the dental arch.

Wisdom teeth start to form around our preschool years and may come through the gum at any time from your late teens to early twenties. In some cases, they will never erupt through the gum at all.

Wisdom teeth can be clearly seen in a diagnostic OPG X-ray if they are have not erupted. In this OPG X-ray, it is easy to see the four upper and lower wisdom teeth on the outer edge of the jaw growing out of alignment to the other teeth.

So, why are wisdom teeth such a hassle?

The main reason is these teeth often develop in an unusual position and become stuck either under other teeth, in front of them or in the jawbone itself.

This can cause wisdom teeth to either not come through the gum (remain unerupted) or to only partially come through the gum (partially erupted).

Some people are fortunate that their wisdom teeth come through the gum and into position correctly. They can then function like any other tooth.

Unfortunately, this only happens in a few cases, and these people often find it difficult to keep their wisdom teeth clean as they are hard to reach with a toothbrush. It is not uncommon for erupted wisdom teeth to require removal at some point due to decay from not being brushed properly.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation

wisdom teeth removal in applecross

During the appointment, the mouth is examined to determine what is happening with the wisdom teeth. We also take an OPG X-ray to look at the teeth and their supporting structures to rule out any other pathology that might be present or causing discomfort.

Once we have also looked at any medical issues, the dentist will then discuss what treatment options are open to you.

It should be noted that each case of wisdom teeth problems is very different, so there is no one solution to the problem. We do, however, let our patients have all the options so they can make an informed decision on how they wish to proceed.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Applecross

Simply call our Applecross office and your dentist will see you on the same day to ensure you are not in pain any longer than possible.

Please be aware that this may only be a brief visit to remove the pain and may not involve removal of the wisdom teeth at that time.

Contact the friendly team at Epsom Dental Care Applecross for wisdom teeth removal today!

To find out more about our wisdom teeth removal in Applecross, please contact us today at (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

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