The notion of having an adult tooth pulled may seem like an unpleasant scenario. While tooth extractions are typically a last resort, the impact of this procedure is often worth the anxiety felt by many patients. Many patients postpone visiting our clinic as they’re afraid of the outcome. Even though this situation is common, the longer you wait to investigate the root cause of tooth pain, the more serious it can become.
To help ease your mind and grow your understanding of this common procedure, let’s explore the various reasons why a tooth may need to be pulled in the first place:
Commonly referred to as your third molars, wisdom teeth removal is among the most common causes for a dental extraction. As the last of your adult teeth, the wisdom teeth make their first appearance during late teenage years or at some point in your early twenties.
Simply put, because there isn’t ample room to comfortably fit an additional row of teeth. While some have just enough room for their wisdom teeth to emerge comfortably, many more can’t accommodate these teeth. Typically, we see wisdom teeth growing sideways, which is not only painful, but can lead to serious complications, such as crowding, tooth decay and infections. Without this outpatient procedure, extreme pain and further dental issues are commonplace.
Living with tooth pain is not living at all. If you’re experiencing mild or severe pain, or if your wisdom teeth are starting to emerge, call (03) 9899 0288 and schedule an assessment with one of the most professional and experienced dentists in Box Hill!
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