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Dental Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removals

Our dentists at Dental 266 normally recommend dental extractions as a last resort except for wisdom teeth. If a tooth is damaged beyond the possibility of restoration, removing the tooth gives the mouth and gums an opportunity to heal.

The Most Common Situations where Dental Extractions are Highly Recommended are:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Severely cracked or broken tooth/teeth which can’t be restored or fixed
  • Severely mobile teeth with gum infections
  • Severely crowded teeth needing orthodontic treatments

Many people fail to visit their dentists when they experience tooth pain because they fear the cosmetic and social implications of losing a tooth. The great news is that modern dentistry has now made it possible to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant that is highly similar to your original teeth — making it almost impossible to tell the difference.

wisdom teeth removals
wisdom teeth removals

What to Expect when getting Dental Extractions

When we extract a tooth, we numb the area around the tooth with a local anaesthetic to ensure that you’ll feel minimal pain during the process. After the extraction, we will issue you a “Post-Extraction Instruction Sheet” which gives you information and instructions to follow regarding pain alleviation (if any), dos and don’ts during the healing process, when to return to your dentist for a follow-up visit, etc.

Patients also generally find that the recovery time following dental extractions is quite fast. Our dentists can prescribe medication to help you manage the pain during the first few days after your extraction.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom Teeth or Wisdom Teeth, also known as “third molars”, are the last teeth to emerge in an adult’s mouth. In most cases, wisdom teeth appear in the back of the mouth during your late teens and early twenties.

Why Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?

The extraction of wisdom teeth is needed when they don’t have enough room to erupt, meaning emerge. Very frequently, they grow sideways which causes many problems like gum infection, tooth decay, and teeth crowding.

Severely impacted wisdom teeth can even impede the eruption of your second molars. So it is highly recommended that you should have your impacted wisdom tooth taken out once you are already aware of the problem to prevent it from turning into a bigger one.

Process for Wisdom Tooth Treatment

When you visit our Sydney clinic for your wisdom tooth extraction, our dentists will begin the treatment by thoroughly numbing your mouth with a local anaesthetic to prevent you from feeling pain. During the dental extraction, we’ll regularly monitor your state to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible.

Normal Extraction

  •   If your wisdom tooth is fully erupted, meaning it has fully emerged, we may take it out as a straightforward tooth extraction. No stitches are required.

Surgical Extraction

  •   If your wisdom tooth is impacted, meaning it is still inside the gums and not emerging, we’ll need to make incisions around your wisdom tooth to expose the crowns.
  •   If there is any bone covering and blocking the tooth’s way out, it will be removed. The wisdom tooth may also be divided into several pieces and removed piece by piece. This is a delicate procedure, however, we assure you that you will feel no or less pain because of the local anaesthetic.
  •   Once the entire tooth is completely removed, we will clean up the extraction site and close it up with stitches.

We will certainly give you a post-extraction instruction sheet as a guide for recovery and maintenance. Just make sure you strictly follow the instructions.

While recovering from your wisdom tooth extraction, you’ll have to manage some pain and swelling for the first few days. The dentists at Dental 266 in our Sydney clinic can prescribe medication for you to lessen the pain. An ice pack may also be used to manage the swelling.

After your wisdom tooth surgery, blood clots will form in the empty tooth sockets and the healing process will begin. You may be required to return to our clinic after a week depending on the extraction’s level of complexity.

If you are experiencing pain or swelling around your wisdom tooth, perhaps it is time for it to be extracted. Call us now at 02 9051 0600 or visit our dental practice in Burwood to arrange for a wisdom tooth assessment by our experienced dentist!

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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