In many cases, the patient’s upper and lower jaws are too small to accommodate the 32 teeth in human dentition properly. As a result, many patients have misaligned teeth.
The most commonly seen results of this crowding are unusual and painfully positioned wisdom teeth. Problematic wisdom teeth are usually seen in patients above the age of 18. Many wisdom teeth, the most posterior teeth in each jaw, both upper and lower, erupt after all the other teeth have positioned themselves and have no room to properly align with the other teeth already in position.
As a result, they often enter the mouth at a twisted, unusual angle, causing much pain and swelling.Treatment of Wisdom teeth at MGA Dental
During a consultation involving X-rays or OPG (panoramic X-ray) and examination, the dentist can determine which wisdom teeth or wisdom teeth will be, or are, functional, and which ones need to be removed. In many cases, all four wisdom teeth will need to be removed.Wisdom teeth removal
commonly involves an incision to open the gum, and sometimes a small portion of the bone may need to be removed to provide access for the wisdom teeth removal.
A visit with the Emergency Dentist on the Gold Coast is the best answer to this problem and the sooner the better before complications develop that will make the situation more difficult to solve.