Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop; because of this there is often insufficient room for them to develop properly in the mouth. So for a large majority of people, it creates a number of complications such as discomfort and even gum infections in certain cases; since they are more difficult to clean.
Wisdom teeth can also develop at an angle, causing them to push against another tooth. Only a small percentage of individuals are lucky enough to never have to get them removed. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, you need to see a dentist for an evaluation.
Illawarra Dental Centre offers a range of dental procedures including extractions for wisdom teeth.
Removing Your Wisdom Teeth
On your first visit to our practice, we conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your oral health.
This process also involves taking several x-rays to look at the position of your wisdom teeth. If they are causing pain or in a position where they will grow to impact the other teeth, we will recommend they be extracted. To remove the wisdom teeth, a general or local anaesthetic will be used depending on the extent of the procedure.
After the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort and swelling. The recovery period from having wisdom teeth extracted can take several days or longer, so we recommend taking it easy for the first few days. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to check on the healing process and to remove any stitches.
Wisdom teeth removal is a delicate procedure that requires an experienced dentist.
Schedule a Consultation
Illawarra Dental Centre provides a full range of dental procedures including difficult tooth extractions. We take great care to ensure that your wisdom teeth are removed as safely as possible. Prior to the procedure, we detail everything so you have a better idea of what to expect and what your options are.
Call us today on (08) 9249 7383 to schedule an evaluation at our practice.