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Wisdom Tooth Removal

Gentle and Expert Care for Optimal Oral Health

At Mary St. Dental Health, we understand that wisdom tooth removal can be a daunting prospect for many individuals. The emergence of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, is a natural occurrence that typically happens in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, due to changes in dietary habits and evolution, many people’s jaws may not have enough space to accommodate these additional teeth properly. As a result, wisdom teeth may become impacted (unable to fully emerge) or grow in misaligned positions.

Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can lead to various oral health issues, including pain, swelling, infection, and potential damage to adjacent teeth. Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing gentle and expert care to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience during the removal of wisdom teeth. We prioritise your comfort and well-being throughout the entire wisdom tooth removal process.

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Comprehensive Dental Examination

The wisdom tooth removal process begins with a comprehensive dental examination. Our experienced dentists use advanced imaging techniques, such as X-rays or 3D scans, to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth. This thorough examination helps us determine whether your wisdom teeth are impacted, misaligned, or causing any potential issues.

Personalised Treatment Plan

Every patient is unique, and we believe in providing personalised care. Based on the examination results and your specific dental needs, we will develop a tailored treatment plan for the removal of your wisdom teeth. During this stage, we take the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, discuss any preoperative instructions, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Local Anaesthesia or Sedation (if prefered)

Wisdom tooth removal is typically performed using local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected teeth, ensuring that you experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. If you experience dental anxiety or have a more complex extraction case, we offer various sedation options to help you feel more relaxed and at ease during the procedure.

Expert Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Our skilled dentists will perform the wisdom tooth extraction using specialised instruments and techniques. We approach each extraction with the utmost care, aiming to make the process as gentle and efficient as possible. Our expertise ensures the optimal preservation of surrounding tissues and minimal disruption to neighbouring teeth.

Post-Extraction Care

After the procedure, our dental team will provide you with detailed post-extraction care instructions to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. We are available to address any concerns or questions you may have during your recovery period, ensuring a smooth and comfortable healing process.

Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Removal at Mary St. Dental Health

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Preventing Dental Complications

Wisdom tooth removal can prevent potential dental complications such as impaction, crowding, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth. Early removal of problematic wisdom teeth can help avoid more extensive dental issues in the future.

Alleviating Discomfort

Alleviating Discomfort

Removing impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with these dental issues, allowing you to enjoy improved oral health and a more comfortable daily life.

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Protecting Oral Health

Wisdom tooth extraction helps maintain the overall health of your mouth, preventing potential oral health problems that may arise from impacted or misaligned teeth.

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Expert and Gentle Care

Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing gentle and expert care during wisdom tooth removal to ensure your comfort and well-being. We understand that dental procedures can be intimidating, and we work to create a reassuring environment throughout the entire process.

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Customised Approach

We take a personalised approach to wisdom tooth removal, taking into account your specific dental needs and preferences. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care, considering your unique circumstances and ensuring a positive experience.

Choose Mary St. Dental Health for your wisdom tooth removal needs. Our caring and skilled dental team is here to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience during the extraction of your wisdom teeth. If you have questions or concerns about wisdom tooth removal or need to schedule a consultation, contact us at (02) 9643 9229 or 0423 923 871. Trust us to provide gentle and expert care for your optimal oral health, guiding you through the process with compassion and expertise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often need to be removed due to several reasons. Most commonly, there is not enough space in the jaw for these additional teeth to emerge properly. As a result, they may become impacted (unable to fully emerge) or grow into misaligned positions. Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, infection, and potential damage to adjacent teeth. Removing problematic wisdom teeth helps prevent these issues and maintain optimal oral health.

Wisdom tooth removal is typically recommended during late adolescence or early adulthood, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. At this stage, the roots of the wisdom teeth are not yet fully developed, making the extraction process easier and promoting faster healing. However, the timing for wisdom tooth removal may vary for each individual based on their specific dental condition and the advice of their dentist.

With modern dental techniques and the use of local anaesthesia, wisdom tooth removal is generally not painful during the procedure. The local anaesthesia numbs the area around the wisdom tooth, ensuring minimal discomfort. In some cases, patients may choose to undergo sedation to help them feel more relaxed and at ease during the extraction. Post-operative discomfort is common but can be managed with prescribed pain medications and following the aftercare instructions provided by your dentist.

After wisdom tooth removal, some swelling and discomfort in the jaw area are normal and can be managed with cold compresses and pain medications. Your dentist will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions, including dietary recommendations and oral hygiene practises. It's essential to follow these instructions carefully to promote proper healing and minimise the risk of complications.

Wisdom tooth removal is a routine dental procedure, and complications are rare. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks, including infection, excessive bleeding, dry socket (a painful condition where the blood clot is dislodged from the extraction site), and damage to nearby structures. These risks can be minimised by choosing an experienced dental professional and following their post-operative instructions diligently.