Wisdom Teeth Removal Burwood

Wisdom Teeth Removal Burwood

What is wisdom teeth removal?

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Wisdom teeth removal is an oral procedure that is quite common. It’s frequently suggested as a preventative approach to safeguard your dental health and shield your other teeth from potential issues. The removal of wisdom teeth involves removing the four permanent adult teeth known as third molars, which are found at the back corners of your mouth on the bottom and top. These teeth usually emerge between 17 and 21 years. The majority of people have all four wisdom teeth. If X-rays and an examination show that your wisdom teeth are impacted or could eventually give you oral issues, our Burwood dentist will recommend wisdom teeth removal.

When is wisdom teeth removal necessary?


You are likely to get gum disease or cavities. Your dental floss or toothbrush might not be able to get to your wisdom teeth.

You don’t have a big enough mouth. Your jaw has no room for an additional set of molars.
Wisdom teeth grow at the wrong angle. They could make contact with your other teeth.
Wisdom teeth are impacted. They may not erupt normally because they are located far back in your mouth. Wisdom teeth may become trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be uncomfortable.

Burwood wisdom teeth removal procedure

Our Burwood dentist will evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth and take dental X-rays to pinpoint precisely where they are. They’ll also discuss with you your sedation alternatives.

Depending on your particular requirements, wisdom tooth extraction can be done under general anaesthesia, or with a local anaesthetic.

Our Burwood dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb your gum tissue and teeth. When wisdom teeth are impacted, incisions are made to expose them and give our dentist easy access.

Our dentist will carefully separate and pull the wisdom teeth from their sockets once they are visible, clean the affected areas, and put stitches. The stitches will generally dissolve on their own after a few days.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal & Care – Frequently asked questions

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How long does the procedure take?
The average time to extract wisdom teeth is one hour or less. Complex cases could require more time.
How long does recovery from wisdom tooth extraction take?
The majority of people recover in three to four days, but it can take up to a few weeks for your gums to recover entirely. Our Burwood dentist will provide you with thorough post-operative instructions for your comfort.
What can I eat after wisdom tooth removal?
You can eat soft foods like yoghurt, pudding, eggs, rice, and pasta. Ice cream and other cold meals can also be soothing to the surgery areas. Do not eat spicy or hard foods because they can cause tissue irritation. Lastly, refrain from using straws when drinking. The suction might dislodge blood clots, which are required for healing.
What are the advantages of extracting wisdom teeth?
The most significant advantage of removing wisdom teeth is that it lowers the risk of developing future dental health issues, such as jaw damage, bone loss, tooth decay, and gum disease. If you experience pain from your wisdom teeth, extraction can instantly relieve it.
What problems can wisdom teeth cause?

Some potential issues wisdom teeth can lead to are:

  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss
  • Periodontal disease
  • Infection
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Tooth decay
What can happen if you don't get your wisdom teeth removed?
If you don’t follow our dentist’s suggestions to remove your wisdom teeth, you might have other dental problems down the line, e.g. your other teeth becoming potentially crowded. Also, leaving your impacted wisdom teeth in place might be harmful to your oral health if they are causing you discomfort or other symptoms.
Note: 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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