Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common procedures we perform in Werribee. If you’re suffering from wisdom teeth pain, our experienced dental team is here to help with safe, minimally invasive and quick wisdom tooth removal!

What are Wisdom Teeth?


Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are found towards the back of your mouth. These are the last teeth to erupt (hence their name) and often emerge between the ages of 16 and 23. While some may get all 4 wisdom teeth, others may get less or none at all. And if you have enough space for your wisdom tooth to erupt normally, it will function just like your other molars and not need extraction. However, if there’s not enough space, your wisdom tooth can get impacted and emerge at an angle or partially from the gum line.

We understand that an infected or impacted wisdom tooth can bring about excruciating pain, which is why we offer emergency dental services! Give us a call today to prevent impacted wisdom teeth from causing severe dental problems.

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?


Most people will need their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives, especially if they have “impacted wisdom teeth.” This condition occurs when there isn’t enough room for these teeth to emerge, leaving them buried under the surface of your gums affecting other teeth and leaving your gum exposed and vulnerable to infection.

As these problems develop, you may experience toothaches, jaw pain, swollen gums, and even headaches. Your wisdom teeth will need to be removed to alleviate these symptoms and prevent any further damage.

Here is a list of reasons why it’s recommended to have your wisdom teeth removed:

  1. Tooth Decay – Saliva, bacteria, and food particles often accumulate around the impacted wisdom tooth, causing the tooth and the adjacent tooth to decay. Eventually, this can lead to a painful toothache.
  2. Gum infection– If your tooth has only partially erupted, food particles and bacteria can collect beneath your gums, leading to a painful gum infection. You’ll notice swelling, bad breath, and pain that even radiates to your face and neck.
  3. Pressure & Pain– A wisdom tooth with no space to emerge properly can put a lot of pressure on neighbouring teeth, which can lead to more pain
  4. Orthodontic Issues– If you have undergone orthodontic treatment in the past, a wisdom tooth may move your teeth out of place and compromise your results.
  5. Cyst Formation— Cysts can form on the tissue surrounding your wisdom tooth. These cysts can be painful and can cause decay of nearby teeth.

 


Signs You Need Wisdom Tooth Removal


When exactly is the time for you to see the dentist? Even if the pain from the eruption of your wisdom teeth subsides, an impacted tooth is quite detrimental to your smile so we recommend coming in for a consultation either way. Schedule an appointment ASAP if you experience any of the below:

  • Swollen/bleeding gums
  • Toothaches
  • Bad breath
  • Headaches/ jaw aches
  • Unpleasant taste when eating
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Infection
  • Damage to adjacent teeth

However, an impacted wisdom tooth doesn’t always show symptoms, so you won’t even realise anything is wrong. The best way to figure out if you need your wisdom teeth removed is to come in for a dental checkup.

It is vital to consult with our dental professional for a comprehensive examination and X-rays to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. We will be able to provide advice and recommend the appropriate treatment based on your unique condition.


Preparing for Wisdom Tooth Removal


At Wyndham Dental, our priority is making sure you have a stress-free wisdom teeth removal procedure with minimal discomfort. The procedure can range from a simple extraction to a more complex process depending on the size, shape, and position of your wisdom tooth. Since wisdom teeth grow in more unreachable positions and usually have unusual anatomies, this means an extraction requires some planning by experienced professionals.

An initial consultation using dental X-rays and imaging will help us assess the severity of your case and plan out the extraction of your tooth. During the procedure itself, we offer happy gas to help make you more comfortable throughout the process, but we recommend having someone accompany you back home afterwards.

 

Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Removal


To avoid a painful infection, we recommend sticking to a soft food diet (Yoghurt, pudding soup etc.) and staying away from hot food & drinks until the site has started healing. You will also need cold packs, gauze pads and a gentle mouthwash recommended by our dentist. Clear your schedule of any strenuous activities after the procedure to take it easy for a few days and rest.

Avoid smoking for at least 72 hours or longer if possible to avoid contaminating the site. Aggressively spitting or rinsing out your mouth could also cause damage, so be gentle when cleaning your mouth.

If this was a simple extraction, you should be back to normal by the next day, but in more severe cases such as an infected wisdom tooth, tooth removal recovery time can take up to a week. Your gum tissue will take up to 2 weeks to fully heal and you may experience some swelling and bleeding which can be easily managed with the advice of our experienced dentists in Werribee.

 

How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost in Werribee?


The cost of wisdom tooth removal can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, the number of teeth that need removal and your unique condition. When you visit us for a consultation, we will be able to provide an accurate cost breakdown, including our flexible dental payment plans.

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Why Choose Wyndham Dental?


Wisdom tooth extraction is a standard procedure our dentists perform at Wyndham Dental. With years of experience and expertise, our dental professionals can remove your wisdom teeth safely with little to no pain. We also offer sleep dentistry options to ensure you remain relaxed throughout the procedure.
Schedule a consultation with us for a personalised dental experience and pain-free wisdom tooth removal.


FAQ


Getting rid of that numbness after your procedure will happen with time. The swelling will gradually go down and that numb feeling will go with it. Place a cold compress against the affected area of your face in order to help with any irritation. For more information, talk to our dental professionals.

We recommend not brushing or using mouthwash on the first day of your procedure as you could potentially disrupt the blood clot or stitches if any were placed. After the initial 24 hours have passed, however, you can gently rinse your mouth out using warm salt water and brush your teeth carefully. You’ll need to avoid the affected area so the stitches, if any used, remain in place. Avoid mouthwashes for at least 2 weeks following your surgery.

Pricing often depends on the severity of your case, so we can’t give you an accurate cost without a consultation first

Your wisdom teeth removal can take up to 45 minutes or less! However, this once again depends on your individual case. If you’re taking out all 4 wisdom teeth in one session, this means the overall procedure will take longer.

You shouldn’t feel any pain during the treatment as the area surrounding your tooth will be numb from the anesthesia given. You may feel some pressure. However, if you do experience any discomfort during the treatment let our dentist know so that we can ensure a smooth treatment. Our highly experienced dental clinicians will make sure that you feel comfortable throughout the procedure and experience minimal discomfort!

Yes, you can eat after wisdom tooth removal but it’s essential to be cautious about what you eat during the initial recovery period. For the first few days after extraction, it’s recommended to stick to a soft or liquid diet to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the extraction site and potentially bringing about an infection.

No, not everyone needs to remove their wisdom teeth. Some people have enough space in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to emerge without issues. This decision can be made depending on the individual after a dental examination and x-rays.

Yes. You can choose to be awake with local anaesthesia or opt for sedation dentistry for the treatment. Our dentists will discuss the available options with you to determine what’s best for you.

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