Questions Often Asked about Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Extraction and Surgery

WWisdom teeth are the rear molars (back teeth) which usually come through around the late teens or early 20s. Sometimes they cause problems such as tooth decay and gum infections. Therefore, it is usually best to have problem wisdom teeth taken out sooner rather than later.

Sometimes the wisdom tooth comes through at an angle and pushes into the gum or the tooth beside it. This is called impaction. A wisdom tooth on an angle can’t help with chewing, which makes it useless and sometimes painful.

Why we perform Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Sometimes, the wisdom tooth comes through at an angle and pushes into the gum or the tooth beside it. This is called impaction. A wisdom tooth on an angle can’t help with chewing, which makes it useless and sometimes painful.

  • infection of adjacent gum tissue
  • dental decay of adjacent teeth
  • crowding of front teeth
  • (In rare cases) cysts.

Can I Be Asleep during the Procedure?

We offer the latest in sleep dentistry and general anaesthetic, making your procedure the most comfortable. All the equipment you would find in a hospital is on site to ensure your safety throughout the procedure. The procedure is also supervised at all times by our specialist anaesthetist.

Are there any risks involved with Wisdom Teeth Extraction and Wisdom Teeth Surgery?

As with all surgical procedures there are general and specific risks associated with extraction of wisdom teeth. Any possibility of risk will be discussed in detail during your consultation with one of our highly-experienced Dentists.

After Care

Your oral health professional will talk with you about how to care for your mouth after having a wisdom tooth taken out. Some general suggestions include:

  • Take pain-relieving medication if needed (and on advice from your oral health professional)
  • Hold warm salty water in your mouth. Do this after meals and no earlier than 24 hours after surgery.
  • Eat soft, easy-to-chew foods for the next few days.
  • Don’t smoke for 48 hours after the surgery.
  • Avoid alcohol.

Contact Us and Find Out More About Wisdom Teeth Costs

To book a check-up for your child or to find out our children’s dentistry options, call us on (03) 9887 0888 or book an appointment online today.