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WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth are the teeth situated at the back of the mouth — a third set of molars — and are usually the last teeth to develop. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25. It has been noticed that patients as young as 14 present with wisdom teeth problems. These teeth are prone to becoming impacted due to the lack of space in the dental arch and can cause harm if they partially erupt through the gum.

Why remove wisdom teeth..?

Wisdom teeth are often removed due the following reasons;

  • They are impacted: Due to the position of wisdom teeth in the mouth, they can be trapped in the jawbone or gum as they are so far back and there isn’t enough space for them to develop in a normal position. Wisdom teeth trapped in the jawbone or gum are usually very painful.
  • They are at the wrong angle: Wisdom teeth can come in at the wrong angle which causes them to press against other teeth also causing pain and discomfort.
  • Cavities or gum disease: Because of the position of the wisdom teeth, it is difficult to reach them for oral hygiene like brushing and flossing. This can cause cavities and gum disease to develop in and around the teeth causing inflammation and infection which is also painful.
  • Cysts around the wisdom teeth: A cyst that develops around a wisdom tooth can eat away at the bone causing damage and pain.

Because wisdom teeth are prone to these symptoms and conditions, your dentist may recommend removing them.

Wisdom Teeth removal procedure.

Wisdom teeth removal is not like a normal tooth extraction. Rather, it involves a surgical procedure. The first step is to discuss the process with our dentists. When you attend at our clinics, our dental surgeon will discuss a number of issues with you and we encourage you to tell us about any dental issue you may feel related. These issues can include:

  • Any general health issues such as blood pressure, heart conditions or even bone injuries as well as any medications you currently receive.
  • Present and ask any questions you may have in relation to the wisdom teeth removal surgery.
  • The type of anaesthesia you prefer to have and post surgery recovery process.

Our dentist or surgeon may also recommend that you take steps in advance of your surgery and make arrangements to take time off work or school, child care and ensure that you are able to rest during recovery at home.

On the scheduled surgery appointment, our dentist or dental surgeon would have made all appropriate arrangements for the wisdom tooth removal surgery including the type of anaesthesia to be used. There are three types of anaesthesia that can be used:

  • Local: The dentist or surgeon gives you a numbing agent through a shot in the gum. In addition, the doctor may also suggest that you breath nitrous oxide — known as laughing gas — which can cause you to relax.
  • IV Sedation: In addition to numbing the mouth with a shot into the gum, the doctor also administer drugs delivered through a vein that make you drowsy. This may cause you sleep through the entire procedure.
  • General: Drugs delivered through a vein or by breathing a gas through a mask that will cause you to sleep during the procedure. Often, patients who undergo general anaesthesia may not wake up for up to an hour.

Removing wisdom teeth is a surgical procedure that takes time to perform and recover from, therefore, it is essential that you make arrangements that will help you recover properly.

Post Surgery care.

Blue Spa dentists will discuss the recovery process with you including best practices, hygiene, salt-water rinses as well as other activities. Some of the things that will be explained is the stages through which recovery will travel and progress including what to expect during the first week after surgery.

Feel free to ask questions about the activities you should avoid and ensure that you daily activities are not likely to slow your recovery or cause pressure or excessive oozing or bleeding to the extracted tooth site. In all circumstances, you should avoid any activities during the first 48 hours of surgery and cease smoking as it can slow down the recovery process.

BLUE SPA DENTAL SERVICES

Dental and Oral Examination is core to our dentistry practice as it allows us to diagnose any problems in its early stages and perform whatever dental procedures required to treat the issue. At the same time, a dental examination allows us to tailor a regular periodical check to ensure that your teeth and mouth remain in good health. Blue Spa dental are the first choice when it comes general dentists for families around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.. Find more about Blue Spa General Dentistry..
Misaligned teeth and dental over-crowding can result in discomfort and can affect the function of teeth. Often, people with these symptoms feel less confident in smiling or engaging with others. Correcting these problems require orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is the dentistry field that deals with treatments like dental braces. Blue Spa dental professionals offer orthodontics treatments to address and deal with misaligned or protruded teeth.. Find more about Orthodontics by Blue Spa Dental..
Invisalign is a teeth straightening appliance that offers an alternative to teeth correction to those who are considering braces but prefer a solution that is not visible. Think of Invialign as invisible braces. In that, others will not even recognise that you are wearing a teeth straightening appliance. Invisalign has become increasingly popular because of its minimal impact on the patient’s appearence.. Basically, it is becoming more popular because of the positive cosmetic elements it offers. There is now am alternative solution for those who avoided obvious dental braces.. Blue Spa is an Invisalign provider. We have treated a large number of patients with this dental technology are therefore experts at the process of effectively fitting Invisalign to restore your radiant natural smile.. Find more about this amazing treatment..
Teeth Whitening is a procedure that is aimed at restoring the natural colour of your teeth. Cases of teeth discolouration vary. Some patients present with even discolouration where all teeth are affected while others present with stained teeth in particular areas or spots. In all cases, proper application and performance of teeth whitening should achieve even and consistent colour restoration. This relies heavily on the knowledge and skill of the dentist performing the procedure as well as the material used for the treatment. Our dentists use high quality dental teeth whitening materials produced and applied to provide lasting optimal results.. Find more about teeth-whitening at Blue Spa Dental..
Tooth Coloured Fillings present an effective solution to treating cavities and holes in teeth. This form of tooth filling can be produced to match the colour of the original tooth and is therefore unnoticeable. Patients who receive coloured tooth fillings can smile and engage with others with confidence knowing that their fillings are not clearly visible. In addition, Coloured tooth fillings are stronger than older fillings and bond well with the surrounding tooth. We are able to remove old amalgam fillings and replace them with the new tooth coloured fillings at our clinics.. Find more about Tooth Coloured Filling at Blue Spa Dental..
Applying proper oral hygiene is a habit of health while ignoring simple tasks like brushing or flossing can result in serious health problems. We understand that teaching your children can seem like an endless chore, therefore, we are skilled and trained to deal with children in a manner that makes showing them proper hygiene technique fun and enjoyable and we encourage you to visit us with the family and we will ensure that everyone is checked and is well informed.. Find more about Oral Hygiene..
Resin Bonding is a form of Cosmetic Dentistry that aims at restoring the shape of a chipped, broken, fractured, discoloured or stained tooth or teeth. It can also be used to cosmetically repair the shape of a tooth as well as fill gaps between teeth. Blue Spa Dentists have experience and skill in cosmetic dentistry and perform resin bonding prrocedures on patients’ teeth frequently. This treatment is favoured as it provides for a treatment for tooth discolouration, chipped teeth and to close gaps between the teeth quickly and effectively.. Find more about Resin Bonding..
Crowns and Bridges are part of Restorative Dentistry which aims at replacing or restoring missing or damaged teeth. The objective of restorative dentistry is to bring back your natural look and smile and safeguard you against future oral and dental health problems. Our dentists are skilled and experienced dental professionals able to perform crown and bridging procedures with extreme care and commitment to restoring your natural radiant smile.. Find more about Crown and Bridges at Blue Spa Dental..
Porcelain Veneers are fine shells that cover the surface of discoloured, chipped or crooked teeth. Veneers can whiten, straighten and close unwanted gaps in your teeth. Porcelain veneers last for 15 to 20 years and are treated as a permanent cosmetic dental procedure. They can be used for a variety of issues including chipped and cracked teeth as well as to close gaps between the teeth. Blue spa dentists have many years of experience treating patients with porcelain venners and are skilled dentists that you can trust providing you with the best dental treatment option to achieve your goals.. Find more about Porcelain Venner cosmetic dental treatments..
Implants are a stable teeth replacement because they fuse to the jawbone and therefore feel natural. Crowns, dentures and bridges can be easily attached to the sturdy implant bar so the implant looks like a natural tooth. Our dentists perform dental implant surgical and restorative procedures with skill and care. This is a procedure that requires time to complete and our dentists take each dental implant case as a unique procedure for each client respectively. This surgical procedure requires a high level of skill and specialised knowledge. It involves inserting implants into the jawbone structure and fitting artificial tooth fittings onto the implants. It is therefore essential to know and be confident that your dentist is equipped with knowledge, training and skill to perform the procedure that would achieve your goals.. Find more about Dental Implants at Blue Spa Dental..
Gum Lift is exactly what it is described as by name. The idea is to lift the gum line to reveal more of the affected tooth or teeth exposing the full body of the tooth and adding that full radiant smile look that everyone seeks. There are a number of causes for ‘gummy smile’. Now with the introduction of laser surgery technology, we are able to lift and contour the gum line to reveal more of the tooth body and restore your attractive natural smile.. Find more about Gum Lift Laser Surgery procedures at our clinics..
What are wisdom teeth and how can they become such a troubling dental problem that can cause great pain and discomfort..? Wisdom teeth are a thrid set of molars that come in at the back of the jaw where there isn’t enough space for them to grow as a normal noral. They can be trapped in the jawbone or gum or come in at an angle pushing against other teeth causing pain. They can also get inflamed and infected as they are harder to reach with traditional hygiene methods.. Removing Wisdom teeth is a surgical process and it involves preparation, surgical skill and post-surgery care for the healing and recovery process. We perform wisdom teeth extractions at our clinics and are equipped with advanced technology and skill to perform wisdom teeth removal with minimal pain to the patient.. Wisdom teeth extraction at Blue Spa Dental..
People whos gums bleed easily while or after brushing or flossing, have red, swollen or painful gums can be affected by gum disease. Gum disease can be mild and have less affects on the health and function of the patient, however, it can advance to more serious gum disease conditions that can affect the general health of the patient. In fact, the majority of tooth extraction amongst adults can be attributed to gum disease. Gum disease can develop as bacteria that resides in plaque produce acids that attack the gum and bone supporting the teeth. This triggers an inflammatory reaction that causes space to develop between the teeth and gum causing the teeth to become loose and unsteady. The good neas is that gum disease can be treated and, in most cases, your teeth can be saved.. Find more about gum disease and how it is treated at Blue Spa Dental..
Do you know what Temporomandibular Dysfunction Syndrome is..? It is known as TMD amongst dental professionals and is behind jaw joint pain experienced by some patients. Patients who experience pain around the jaw, ears and facial muscle areas could be affected by this condition. There are a number of causes that might trigger TMD. Joint Pain, discomfort and jaw locking or clicking are all symptoms of this condition. Often patients also experience headaches and display signs of tireness, particulary around the facial muscles. Joint pain is treatable and there are a vaialable treatments that can be prescribed and administered onto patients depaneding on the exact diagnosis of the condition. If you suffer from any of the joint pain symptoms illustrated on our website, we strongly recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to have a full examination performed to identify and treat any issues that may be causing you joint pain.. Find more about Joint Pain causes, symptoms and available treatment at Blue Spa Dental..
Root Canal Treatment aims at saving a tooth affected by an infection in the root canal area which contains the dental nerve. Infected teeth are often painful and can affect the over-all function of the affected patients. The symptoms of a tooth infection include sweeling of the face and gum, severe pain when chewing or biting and sesitivity to hot or cold. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may have an infected tooth that can be treated with root canal treatment.. Find more about root canal treatments at Blue Spa Dental..

WISDOM TEETH TREATMENTS

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Blue Spa dentists and dental surgeons see patients for wisdom teeth removal — extraction — frequently. We are recognised by patients all around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs as the best dental clinic, not only because we employ a team of skilled, trained dental professionals, but also provide with genuine care, work towards our patients’ goals and provide with friendly service. Our clinics in Melbourne, Heidelberg and Hillside are equipped with the latest dental care technology and are set up to provide optimal relaxing and calming effect making patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their entire dental procedures.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the back of the jaw, your Wisdom Teeth could be causing the problem and may need to be treated.. Contact us today to make an appointment on

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MELBOURNE – HEIDELBERG – HILLSIDE

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