It’s normal to feel nervous about the thought of wisdom teeth removal. But at Clarity Dental, we truly understand this nervousness and are here to support you every step of the way.

Our gentle dentists prioritise your comfort at all times and do all they can to make sure you feel happy and relaxed. So, if you are looking for wisdom teeth removal in Bendigo, look no further.

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last adult teeth to appear. They usually show up during one’s late teens or early 20’s. We generally have four wisdom teeth. One on each side of the back of both our top and bottom jaw.

We once needed them to assist us with eating our ‘caveman’ diets which were rather abrasive. But with the types of food we eat today, paired with the use of cooking techniques and utensils, we no longer have a major purpose for these teeth.

Considering they are the last adult teeth to make an appearance, often there is not enough room for them to erupt without any issues. This can sometimes lead to them becoming impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth either partially erupt or stay completely buried within the gum.

The best way to identify if your wisdom teeth need removing is with the help of an experienced dentist. At Clarity Dental, we conduct thorough wisdom teeth assessments. In cases where wisdom teeth are impacted or have the potential to become impacted, it’s best to have them removed.

Below are some of the symptoms you may experience if your wisdom teeth become impacted:

  • Swelling of gums around the wisdom tooth area
  • Redness of gums around the wisdom tooth area
  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste in your mouth

Book an assessment of your wisdom teeth with one of our dentists today!

Apart from the fact that impacted wisdom teeth will more than likely cause you pain and discomfort, they can also lead to serious oral health issues. So, it’s important not to ignore them.

Wisdom teeth that have only partially erupted are hard to clean and promote bacteria build up under the gumline and between adjacent teeth. Over time, this can lead to accelerated tooth decay and gum disease. It can also result in infection and swelling causing you discomfort and jaw stiffness.

An impacted wisdom tooth may push against the tooth adjacent to it. This can erode both teeth.

In some cases, an impacted wisdom tooth left unattended may have a cyst form around it. This can do extensive damage to the bone, teeth and gums surrounding it.