How to know if you need your wisdom teeth removed by a Geelong dentist

June 12, 2018

Are you experiencing swelling and tenderness of the gums, cheek or face? If so, chances are you may need to undergo wisdom teeth removal by a Geelong dentist. But don’t panic just yet! Before push comes to shove, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as these symptoms arise.

Our team of experienced dental experts at Wyatt Ryan Dental Clinic will carry out a thorough assessment that includes an x-ray to determine whether tooth extraction is the best option.

If you feel any discomfort or tenderness it’s crucial that you seek the advice of a professional dentist, as often wisdom teeth don’t erupt fully or grow at an awkward angle that could affect other teeth or parts of the mouth.

Which could cost you thousands in dental work down the track, as well as a lot of unnecessary pain and annoyance caused by ongoing oral health problems. If wisdom teeth that don’t erupt fully are left in the mouth, they can also decay quite easily and if they are touching other teeth in the mouth that usually means these will decay as well.

Which means accessing expert dental services promptly is the best thing you can do to ensure your oral health, for both now and the future. This also applies if you are not in any pain yet or are feeling a minor amount of pain, as it’s important to know whether or not your wisdom teeth are growing properly.

Whilst you might not require wisdom teeth removal, our Geelong dental professionals may be able to give you advice about how to care for your wisdom teeth, as well as signs to look out for in the future.

If you have any questions about wisdom teeth removal, regarding the process, benefits or cost, feel free to contact us for more information.