Wisdom Teeth Removal
Impacted wisdom teeth can be a source of immense discomfort and pain for patients young and old. They can also damage the adjacent teeth and cause other dental conditions such as cysts.
Pitt Street Dental Centre are highly experienced at wisdom teeth removal procedures, in most cases extracting all four wisdom teeth under an hour if required.
If you’re suffering any anxiety about having a tooth removed, you can rest assured the process can be smooth and painless.
Book an appointment today if you’re experiencing pain or bleeding at the rear of your mouth, battling bad breath or want to check in on the state of your wisdom teeth.
What are wisdom teeth?
Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the rear of the mouth.
Through evolution, these teeth were designed as replacements for back teeth as they became worn based on our ancestors’ coarse diet. Today wisdom teeth form an unnecessary and often problematic part of our dentition.
Most people have 4 wisdom teeth although they may not erupt (break through the gums) until the teens or early 20s.
What does removing wisdom teeth involve?
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common procedures in our Sydney dental clinic.
When an impacted wisdom tooth needs to be removed, we offer nitrous oxide, local anaesthetic and sedation to alleviate pain while we carry out the procedure. Wisdom teeth removal is carried out in the dentist’s chair and can be completed in as little as half an hour to an hour, with flexible appointments to suit your schedule.
We work with Dental board endorsed dental sedationists to provide you with full service, outpatient, Dental Sedation and Sleep Dentistry service.
What is the recovery time for wisdom teeth removal?
Most people can expect a full recovery in a day to a week, depending on the specifics of your wisdom tooth removal. You will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure if you choose to have sedation, however once the initial dose wears off you will be back to your regular life in no time.
Your Sydney dentist will advise on a tailored recovery plan including any painkillers and oral health strategies to follow in the days and weeks after your wisdom teeth removal.
How do I know when I need wisdom teeth removal?
Commonly there is little space at the rear of the jaw for wisdom teeth to erupt so they become wedged or impacted. Some impacted wisdom teeth remain buried and cause no trouble. However, other impacted wisdom teeth may lead to severe problems.
Especially when food and bacteria become trapped, impacted wisdom teeth can cause:
- Red gums
- Repeated sore throat
- Bad breath
It is the best wisdom to have troublesome teeth removed while the patient is young as the roots have not had a chance to become fully formed.
During regular check-ups, Pitt Street Dental Centre can track the progress of your third molars and advise if wisdom teeth removal is necessary.
You can find our experienced and caring dentists completing wisdom teeth removal and extractions routinely. In fact, we have a sedation day every week dedicated to the removal of wisdom teeth and oral surgery procedures. We also offer happy gas and oral sedation to make your experience more relaxed and comfortable.
Disclaimer: All treatment carries risks. Individual consultations are required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.
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*Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.