WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION

Tooth extraction Sydney
Two-thirds of the population will experience problems with wisdom teeth at some stage of their life. These set of molars are likely erupting between your late teens and early twenties. In a majority of cases, wisdom teeth need to be extracted due to disrupting the alignment of the rest of your teeth. If left, they can lead to dental or health complications.

A Better Smile Dental Centre has more than 50 years of combined experience in dental surgery and wisdom teeth extraction. An oral x-ray exam will be able to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and predict if they will become problematic.

IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE MY WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?

Most people do not have enough room in their mouth for a third set of molars, therefore It is important to get these removed to prevent any misalignment issues or other major dental complications. Wisdom teeth can erupt in very odd positions, facing forward, backwards, sideways, and even below the tongue. The location of these odd eruptions can increase the risk of tooth decay of the molars in front of them.

Due to its location, wisdom teeth may be difficult to clean, which can lead to tooth decay and possibly gum inflammations. In this scenario, a filling, root canal or even a tooth extraction may be required.

In many cases, wisdom teeth can partially erupt causing a flap of gum tissue to lay over them. This can cause small pieces of food get trapped under this tissue leading to harmful bacteria causing gum inflammation, pain and infection. If left unattended, severe damage to your gum, nearby teeth and even your jaw bone can occur.

HOW ARE WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?

The procedure begins with an oral examination and dental x-ray exam to determine the location of the wisdom teeth and to assess if the wisdom teeth are in the right position to be removed.

Prior to the surgery, your dental surgeon will help you select from our range of sedative options suited to your needs and preferences. The surgeon will begin to perform the surgery as local or general anaesthetic. Wisdom teeth surgery is estimated to take around 60-90 minutes. The time is highly dependent on the degree of difficulty to remove the teeth. Once the wisdom teeth are removed, the tissue is sutured with dissolvable stitches, and a gauze is placed in the incision to minimise the risk of bleeding. It is normal to feel pain and discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off.

We will provide a post-operative kit with instructions, prescription for medication, and follow-up appointment to ensure the healing process is successful.
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