Tooth impaction is the main complication; this is when your tooth (or teeth) grow in an unfavourable position that causes pain or resorption of neighbouring teeth. The second issue is your wisdom teeth erupting at different rates or only partially erupting. This leaves a pocket of exposed gum tissue that is vulnerable to gum disease and painful infections.
Removing the infected or impacted wisdom teeth is the most effective treatment option. This is a common procedure which can usually be performed at our practice in a single session with local anaesthetics. For anxious patients or more complicated procedures, treatment can be done under IV sedation with an oral surgeon or under general anaesthetic in a hospital setting.
Your recovery generally involves a few days of rest, a soft diet and avoidance of alcohol/smoking. You may experience minor swelling and bleeding, but this should subside relatively quickly.
Contact our staff to set up an appointment with our experienced team to look at your or your child’s wisdom teeth and to discuss your options.