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Wisdom teeth are the set of 3rd molar teeth that erupt last in the mouth. Normally, each person has 4 wisdom teeth and they often erupt at age of 17-21.Often due to limited jaw spaces, they grow in a wrong direction, turn to the side, tilt backwards, or emerge in a wrong position.For more information about wisdom teeth removal, please contact our reception at Prahran Family Dental. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Wisdom Teeth Removal


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Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Wisdom teeth are the set of 3rd molar teeth that
    erupt last in the mouth. Normally, each person
    has 4 wisdom teeth and they often erupt at age of
    17-21.

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  • These wrong positions and directions of wisdom
    teeth can often cause infection, abscess and
    tooth decay due to difficulty in providing good
    oral hygiene.
  • Rarely, untreated impacted wisdom teeth can cause
    cysts and some benign tumours and these can lead
    to jaw bone destruction.
  • Any teeth that can be saved, we try to save as
    many as possible. But for wisdom teeth, it may
    not be worth saving them as they often end up
    causing more trouble.
  • Therefore, for wisdom teeth, often the
    recommended treatment of choice is to remove them.

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Symptoms
  • Swelling
  • Extreme pain
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth
  • Pain on chewing

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Wisdom teeth often need to be extracted due to
the following reasons
  • Infection
  • Abscess
  • Tooth Impaction
  • Tooth Decay
  • Difficult in providing good Oral Hygiene
  • Pushes neighbouring teeth
  • Jaw bone destruction

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How Are They Removed?
  • As many wisdom teeth end up being impacted,
    extraction becomes challenging as well. They are
    often submerged below the gum or deep in the bone
    tissues.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth are removed surgically
    where it requires opening of the surrounding
    tissues to allow better access for the removal.
  • For normally emerged wisdom teeth that require
    extractions often can be treated like normal
    dental extractions.
  • The procedure can be done under local anaesthesia
    as well as under general anaesthesia.
  • Dentists at Prahran Family Dental strive to
    ensure that the wisdom teeth are removed in the
    safest and relaxed manner possible.
  • We work together with oral-maxillofacial surgeons
    near by should any case requires referral.
  • For more information about wisdom teeth removal,
    please contact our reception at Prahran Family
    Dental.

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Contact Details
  • Website www.prahrandentist.com.au
  • Phone No (03) 9533 2288
  • Opening Hours Monday 900am - 530pm
  • Tuesday 900am - 530pm
  • Wednesday 1000am - 630pm
  • Thursday 900am - 530pm
  • Friday 900am - 500pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Public Holidays Closed
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