Your wisdom teeth are remnants of a time when our ancestors had to chew on tougher food that did not go through the preparation processes familiar to us today. Over time, and after we learned the wonderful skill of cooking food, our tough third molars fell out of use.
These molars are still part of our mouth, and unfortunately, the eruption of wisdom teeth — especially if incorrect or in a mouth already crowded with teeth — can be very painful.
As your trusted Boondall dentist, Smile Time Family Dental provides wisdom teeth extraction for patients whose third molars are causing them pain. We have the skill and experience to ensure a quick extraction to prevent your third molars from causing any more pain.
Now in some cases, the third molars don’t actually cause any pain when you extract them. We know, however, that even if the wisdom teeth aren’t painful, it can still affect the rest of your teeth.
Since we’re ‘growing out’ of our wisdom teeth, they tend to misalign with the rest of your teeth when they do emerge. They may also get impacted, which means something is blocking them and preventing their ‘natural’ eruption from the gums.
When this happens, it’s very possible for cysts and infections to develop, which in turn may damage the rest of your teeth.
As your Brisbane family dental practice, Smile Time Family Dental will ensure the continuing health of your mouth. If your wisdom tooth is causing you pain or you don’t want them to cause pain in the future, give us a call.
We’ll perform a tooth extraction to alleviate the pain you are experiencing and prevent your third molars from affecting the rest of your teeth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure caries risk. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.