Wisdom tooth extraction in Sydney
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.
If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon.
To prevent potential future problems, some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren’t currently causing problems.
How wisdom teeth removal is done?
At Design Dental, our professional team have extensive experience of wisdom tooth removal. The procedure is typically performed under conscious IV sedation and local anaesthetic and because the teeth and surrounding tissue will be fully numb for the duration of the procedure, you will not experience pain.
Wisdom teeth take time to appear, surfacing usually by the time people reach their late teens or early twenties. Comprising the third and final set of molars, wisdom teeth emerge from the gum towards the back of the mouth. Some people will never develop wisdom teeth, while others may acquire as many as four.
Due to their late arrival, wisdom teeth can sometimes cause problems as they press against existing teeth and compete for space. While many people will fortunately never be troubled by their wisdom teeth, some individuals can suffer pain, swelling and even infection. Thankfully these problems can be alleviated by the removal of the affected wisdom teeth.
For patients who suffer anxiety, a sedative is recommended, but it is entirely up to the individual. If you do take a sedative you will be required to have someone drive you from the surgery afterwards. After your wisdom teeth have been removed, it is natural to experience some swelling or bleeding. A member of our dental team will advise you on what to expect and on measures you can take to counter the effects of any pain or bleeding.
If your wisdom teeth are starting to cause you discomfort or if you have concerns about the way your wisdom teeth are growing in, contact us to arrange a consultation. We’ll be happy to take a closer look and to advise you on possible treatment options.