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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth usually start to move and push through the gumline in the late teens or twenties, although sometimes these large molars get stuck, which can cause noticeable discomfort and even infection. If you are experiencing pain in the back of your mouth or having difficulty brushing and flossing between gaps, speak with the dentists at Kensington Dental Care before any serious symptoms occur.

At Kensington Dental Care, we observe and monitor the growth of wisdom teeth in our younger patients to ensure a safe and effective treatment plan is in place.

Common Wisdom Tooth Presentations

Line drawing of a vertical wisdom tooth with red lines to indicate pain
Vertical Wisdom Tooth
Line drawing of Horizontal Wisdom Tooth with red lines to indicate pain
Horizontal Wisdom Tooth
line drawing of Mesioangular Wisdom Tooth with red lines to indicate pain
Mesioangular Wisdom Tooth
line drawing of a ditoangular wisdom tooth presentation with red lines to indicate pain
Distoangular Wisdom Tooth

Pain Relief for Wisdom Tooth Pain

Supermarket variety painkillers can assist with mild, short-term pain. However removal may be necessary to prevent any ongoing pain or future problems, such as gum infection, cysts or overcrowding. For simple cases, numbing of the gums with a local anaesthetic is all that is required before removing wisdom teeth. For deeper or more complex removals, a surgical procedure may be required. Adelaide dentist Dr Evan routinely performs wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic at some of our local hospitals.

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