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When you hit adolescence, you may notice a slight discomfort at the back of your mouth.

While this should be checked out by a dental team, in most instances, this is a sign that your wisdom teeth are coming through. Being the last set of molars to erupt in your mouth, wisdom teeth are not always the easiest to live with. As the rest of your teeth have erupted, it can be hard to make room for them in your mouth, leading to a myriad of secondary issues.

When you come to see Dr Bobby Chhoker for issues with your wisdom teeth, our dentist Bondi Junction will only remove them if necessary and only as a last resort. If your wisdom teeth do need removing, we will aim to make this process as comfortable and straightforward as possible. Great!

So, with that in mind, what are some of the signs that your wisdom teeth need to be removed? Our dentist Bondi Junction highlights the 5 following problems that you may have which could signify that an extraction is needed.

Discomfort

Frankly, erupting teeth is far from fun. But while some discomfort is to be expected when your wisdom teeth come through, if the discomfort lingers after they are erupted or worsens over time, then you need to see our dentist Bondi Junction. Such discomfort could point to an infection or an impaction, both of which need urgent medical attention.

Misalignments

Have the molars in front of your newly erupting wisdom teeth started moving? If so, we may need to consider removing the wisdom teeth. Misalignment issues can point to a lack of space in your mouth to comfortably accommodate both sets of molars and, as they are more likely to be problematic, we will need to remove the wisdom teeth.

Impaction

An impacted tooth is more common as your wisdom teeth erupt. In short, this occurs when the erupting tooth comes through at an odd angle, and pushes against the roots or the underside of a nearby tooth. The further it tries to erupt, the more pressure it accumulates, causing extreme discomfort. This is by far the most common reason why we extract wisdom teeth, so if you suspect this, come and see our team for an oral examination.

Sinus infections

Any sinus related issues will only occur if there are problems with the top 2 wisdom teeth.

This is due to the depth of the roots that often occur with wisdom teeth. Unlike standard molars, for an unknown reason, wisdom teeth often have overly long and twisted roots which, when they begin to erupt in the upper jaw, can put pressure on the sinuses. This leads to a higher occurrence of headaches and migraines. If you notice this when your wisdom teeth are coming through, you need to see our team right away.

Recurring oral infections

If you have gum infections or recurring infections relating to your wisdom teeth or the nearest molars, then we will aim to remove the wisdom teeth as a precaution.

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All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.


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