Tooth Extraction / Wisdom Teeth Removal
Tooth Extraction / Wisdom Teeth Removal
Teeth are generally extracted because:
● Decay has spread too far into the tooth for it to be saved
● Your mouth doesn’t have the space for all your teeth
● Infection has extended into a large portion of the tooth or bone
Serenity Smiles Dental is proud to offer an experienced and highly skilled team that offers tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal.
Why Extract Wisdom Teeth?
● They are growing at the incorrect angle and may push against your molars.
● They are impacted and therefore cannot come out correctly. This can cause them to be trapped in your gums or jawbone, leading to pain and discomfort.
● Your jaw is too small for an extra set of molars.
● Gum disease or cavities in your mouth can develop if the wisdom teeth are so far back you can’t reach them to clean them properly.
What Can You Expect From Tooth Extraction Surgery?
Your dentist will take an x-ray of your jaw and review your dental history. He or she will need to evaluate the shape and position of your tooth, in order to assess the complexity of the procedure.
Your dentist will numb the area to make it as painless as possible. Depending on the complexity of the procedure and the location of the tooth, the extraction itself will not take more than a few minutes.
Because of the factors listed above, wisdom teeth tend to be more challenging to extract than your other teeth. Our team has skilfully performed countless extractions and is well experienced to handle wisdom teeth removal.
Your dentist will loosen the tooth first and then extract it. It may be necessary for the bone underneath to be contoured or for the area to be sealed.
You will be asked to bite down hard onto a piece of cotton for a few seconds, to limit the bleeding.
The vast majority of patients have no pain following the procedure and very few patients need to take painkillers. You may notice some swelling for a few days afterwards but if you follow your dentist’s advice for oral hygiene post-surgery you can speed up your rate of recovery.
Some tips for post-surgical healing:
● Use an ice pack or heat for a sore or swollen jaw
● Be gentle with your mouth. Open and close it gently to release tension
● Don’t eat on the side you had the extraction
● Don’t smoke because this can slow down your rate of healing
● Brush and floss as instructed by your dentist
If toothache is bothering you or you need your wisdom teeth evaluated please contact us for a suitable appointment time:
(02) 9158 6753
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are your third molars located in the back of your mouth. When they do not have enough space to grow, they get impacted and cause severe pain. Here we’ve listed a few symptoms that would require wisdom teeth removal Epping.
- Pain in the jaw
- Swelling around gums
- Discharge when there is an abscess or infection
- Difficulty in chewing
Why should I get my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth develop in the late teens or early twenties. For some people, it gets impacted when there is no enough room to grow. This causes severe pain and affects your normal activities. Moreover, when left unattended, they can also damage the surrounding teeth. So, it’s highly recommended to get wisdom teeth removal Epping. If your wisdom teeth grow correctly positioned, healthy, and function properly, it is unnecessary to have them removed.
Are wisdom teeth difficult to remove than other teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars, and they don’t grow normally like other teeth. They easily get impacted due to less room space and get into a more angled position. In such cases, they must be sectioned into pieces. In cases when your teeth are not completely erupted, your dentist must make an incision in the tissue to get access to your teeth. Also, when compared to other teeth, they have multiple roots and grow separately or fused together. So, wisdom teeth removal Epping is complex, especially on the lower jaw.
What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal?
The cost of wisdom teeth removal Epping depends on different factors such as the number of teeth, the position of the teeth, the complexity of the procedure, gum health, and more. For wisdom teeth removal, we also take into account your dental insurance. Call (02) 9158 6753 for more details.
Will I have nerve damage after wisdom teeth removal?
Nerve damage is a common concern associated with wisdom teeth removal Epping. Our dentists employ the latest techniques and procedures to minimise nerve damage. Before beginning the procedure, we take X-rays to determine the exact positioning of the wisdom teeth and then perform the surgery to get them removed.
What is the recovery time for wisdom teeth removal?
The recovery period of wisdom teeth removal Epping is a few days. However, there will be a few side effects such as swelling, pain, and difficulty in chewing or opening your jaw will occur for a few weeks after the procedure. These discomforts are normal and will fade away over time. But, if there are symptoms such as pus discharge, large swelling, or severe pain, get in touch with your dentist to find out the issue and get it fixed right away.
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