Wisdom teeth removal for Geelong patientsApril 29, 2022
Did you know that wisdom teeth removal in Geelong is quite a common procedure?
Extracting these teeth (also called third molars) can be carried out by a general dentist or oral specialists including maxillofacial surgeons. But the first step if you are having trouble with your wisdom teeth is booking a visit to your dentist.
At Wyatt Ryan Dental, our experienced and highly-qualified dentists have helped many patients experiencing problems with their wisdom teeth. While some extractions are straightforward and easily handled in a dentist’s chair, more complex cases can be referred to specialists.
People require wisdom teeth removal in Geelong for a range of reasons. These can include:
- The wisdom teeth haven’t enough space to erupt correctly and get stuck or impacted;
- They grow at unusual angles, which can trigger swelling in the gums and pain;
- They keep getting infected;
- They cause tooth decay problems;
- Or they are taking up space orthodontists need to successfully adjust the position of other teeth.
Our dental team will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, gums and teeth before making any recommendations. X-rays are part of the assessment process, giving us a clear look at your third molars. If removal is the best option, we’ll explain the procedure and answer any questions you have.
Many people opt to have their dentist remove problem wisdom teeth under a local anaesthetic. But sometimes, in more complex cases where teeth are severely impacted, oral surgeons using general anaesthetic are a preferred option. We recommend this approach for people with dental phobias too.
Wyatt Ryan Dental’s expert team works hard to take the stress out of the process. We know how important it is for people to be well educated and informed when it comes to their dental care. And that’s what we strive to do – every day, with every patient.