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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth, also known as third molars, are the four last permanent teeth to erupt in the mouth. Located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom, these teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. In most cases, Wisdom Teeth erupt naturally, just as the other molars, and cause no problems. However, if a Wisdom Tooth doesn’t have room to grow, it may result in pain, infection or other Dental problems, and you will need to have it pulled out.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. Wisdom Teeth Removal is done by a Dentist, maxillofacial surgeon or an oral surgeon. In some cases, to prevent potential future problems, some Dentist recommends Wisdom Tooth Extraction even if impacted teeth aren’t currently causing problems.

Consulting your family Dentist at Align Dentistry

Your first consultation with our Dentist will include a detailed examination and treatment plan session. The potential risks of Wisdom Tooth Extraction will be reviewed by the Dentist. The oral surgeon will order an X-ray image to assess the situation of the Wisdom Tooth. If you have any infections, the surgery will have to be delayed until the infections are cleared up. Prior to the surgery, our Dentist will have to know about your medical history, including your current medications, to find out whether there are any known surgery/anaesthesia related problems, or if you are prone to heavy bleeding. Discontinuing prescription that thins the blood, such as aspirin is necessary prior to surgery.

At ALIGN DENTISTRY we offer IV sedation in-house where all the 4 wisdom teeth can be extracted at the same appointment and the patient is still “awake but not aware” of the procedure.

How are Wisdom Teeth extracted?

It is recommended that you do not eat anything for eight hours or more before surgery. If it is single tooth extraction, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area, and the tooth will be removed. If several or all of your Wisdom Teeth are to be removed, IV sedation will be used which will cause you to sleep through the procedure.

Minor surgery is then performed where the tissue and bone around the Wisdom Tooth are removed so that the tooth can be extracted from the socket. The wound is then closed by dissolvable stitches which will promote the healing of the overlying tissue. A folded cotton gauze pad is placed over the wound that will help stop the bleeding.

Post-operative care

The initial recovery and healing occur over about three to five days. It is normal to have slight bleeding and swelling at the site. Medication to ease the pain is often prescribed to help with any post-operative symptoms and discomfort. You will be asked to eat soft foods for a few days and avoid hot and spicy food. Complete healing of the gums may take three to four weeks.

If you are looking for a Dentist around the Southwest Sydney area who will provide you with the highest standard of personalised and modern Dental care, make an appointment with one of our Dentist at Align Dentistry. We have specialists dealing in Kids Dentist and Orthodontics as well.

Call us on (02) 9723 5757 for more information.

Dylan King
Dylan King
04:04 09 Oct 18
Three of my children have had braces the first just got them off and looks amazing. The service of dr Anand and staff is amazing. Always helpful. Highly Recommended
Neha Shivathaya
Neha Shivathaya
05:53 08 Oct 18
I'm so thankful to Dr Anand and the team at Align Dentistry for providing me with the picture perfect smile leading up to my wedding day. Their attention to detail, precision and care made me feel at ease. I knew that I was getting the best possible service. I'm grateful and that this feeling will last for the rest of my life ahead :)
Selma Mesanovic
Selma Mesanovic
11:35 10 Sep 18
The staff are really friendly and welcoming and they provide high quality service, especially in regards to braces for younger kids. It's one of the best orthodontic places to go to. Highly recommend them.
lara wakeham
lara wakeham
08:20 21 Aug 18
I am very thankful for the smile that was worth the while! Dr Anand and the team were very friendly and helpful and would highly recommend. I couldn’t be more happy with my teeth. :)
07:30 10 Aug 18
Dr Anand was pleasant and funny with all the treatment he did during the 18 months that my son had braces for. Would recommend align dentistry at chipping Norton to all my family and friends. The reception staff were awesome also, also made me laugh.
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