We certainly have evolution to thank for becoming oh so advanced, yet not everything about it has been glorious as there’s also an aspect that gives us the permission to blame evolution: wisdom teeth. Although the primitive jaws thousands of years ago were larger due to the different types of food, and its processing, nowadays even after all this time and the changes that have taken place, we’ve come to have smaller jaws, but still got to keep the additional third molars – the troublemakers.
It doesn’t matter whether you get them in your teens, twenties, or later in life, wisdom teeth can be quite the hassle. Though there are those lucky people that have the just right amount of space needed to house these teeth (trouble can still come with proper cleaning that far back), most of us end up struggling with impacted third molars. If you want to save yourself from the pain, consider getting the services of wisdom teeth removal Melbourne round dentists can provide you with.
Certain inconvenient symptoms you may experience, like pain, swelling, and redness at the back of the jaw, fevers, foul breath and taste upon eating, signal of wisdom teeth problems, particularly when it’s the case with impacted ones, i.e. those that have partially erupted. Even un-erupted wisdom teeth, though not problematic at first, they can still cause trouble and go about unnoticed and without any symptoms, so it wouldn’t hurt to check them up from time to time.
Apart from posing a higher risk for infections, due to trapping food around the edge and making for the ideal bacteria breeding conditions, the pile up of plaque, troublesome third molars can also lead to jaw and nerve damaging, badly affecting the neighbouring teeth, as well as biting, which is why it’s more than advisable to get them checked up and get the help with wisdom teeth removal Melbourne specialists.
Once x-rays are taken, and removal is set as the definite solution, you’d expect your dentist to discuss the process with you, first establish the kind of anaesthetic (whether local or general), or sedative you’d require, depending on how much pain you can bear and the number of teeth that have to be extracted. There’s of course a following period of recovery and its duration is individual, and throughout this period you’re supposed to follow the dentist’s orders, avoid disturbing the wound, stay away from hot meals, eat plenty of soft foods, bite gently, and be back in for check ups.