Removal of Wisdom Teeth
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre our highly skilled dentists prioritise the extraction of infected or painful wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth can be painful due to impaction, tooth decay or a gum infection. Sometimes a wisdom tooth is impacted and food gathers around the partially erupted tooth causing swelling of the gum and severe pain. There is not always enough space in the mouth for a wisdom tooth to erupt which may prevent a patient eating comfortably if the tooth grows into a person’s cheek.
Wisdom teeth can damage neighbouring teeth by causing decay or cause a person’s front teeth to crowd. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars at the back of your mouth which usually erupt into your mouth when you’re in your early twenties. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our dentists are highly trained in the removal of infected, decayed and painful impacted wisdom teeth. We guarantee that patients experiencing jaw pain from wisdom teeth will be seen on the same day when they contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic in North Dublin. We’re the wisdom teeth experts!
Partially erupted impacted wisdom teeth allow bacteria and food to cause infection around wisdom teeth which causes pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. Partially erupted wisdom teeth are higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease as they’re difficult for patients to clean. The awkward position of these wisdom teeth can also make them difficult to floss. Wisdom teeth infections can result in pain, swelling and damage to nearby teeth. Wisdom teeth can prevent people eating comfortably and when infected or decayed they can wake people up from their sleep in pain. Many patients report that painkillers do not work for a painful and infected impacted wisdom tooth.
Typically if a wisdom tooth develops an infection then the gum will become sore and swollen. A person can develop bad breath, bad taste and difficulty opening their mouth when eating. Sometimes pus can exude from the gum surrounding the wisdom tooth. Patients can feel generally systemically unwell with malaise, tiredness and a temperature.
Some theories suggest that the eruption of wisdom teeth into the mouth can cause teeth to crowd towards the front of the mouth. There is a need for more dental research to prove the relationship between the eruption of wisdom teeth and anterior teeth crowding at the front of the mouth.