Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to appear between the ages of 17-25 years old. While some individuals may experience no issues with their wisdom teeth, in many cases, problems can arise that necessitate their removal. At Happy Rock Dental in Cronulla, our experienced dental team will diagnose the need for wisdom teeth removal by utilizing advanced diagnostic tools such as a full mouth panoramic x-ray, also known as an OPG. This imaging technique allows us to identify potential issues such as infections, decay, gum disease, and overcrowding caused by the emergence of wisdom teeth.
Some common reasons for wisdom teeth removal include infection, decay, and overcrowding. Infection can occur when the wisdom teeth do not fully emerge from the gum line, resulting in an area that is difficult to keep clean, allowing harmful bacteria to accumulate and cause an infection. Overcrowding can also occur as the wisdom teeth push against adjacent teeth, causing discomfort and misalignment. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth, which do not fully emerge from the gum line, can lead to pain, swelling, and infection.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort related to your wisdom teeth, or if you are due for a routine dental examination, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our friendly team at Happy Rock Dental.
You can make an appointment online or over the phone on (02) 9523 0403. Our practice is located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230.