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GENTLE WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal Mount Waverley

As with simple extractions, your dentist will first use local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding gum and jaw. However, if you are particularly nervous you may be able to have the wisdom tooth removed under sedation. Many people fear getting their wisdom tooth extracted but the truth is that in many cases, especially if the tooth has fully emerged, the procedure is the same as a simple extraction.

If your tooth has not emerged or has but only partially the process is a little more involved and your dentist will need to perform a surgical extraction. This entails a flap being cut in the gum so that your dentist can access the tooth. They may also need to cut away some of the bone that surrounds the tooth and will possibly have to ‘section’ it by breaking it into several pieces to make the removal easier. There is no escaping the fact that a surgical extraction is more intense and will require more aftercare than a simple extraction but it is still a routine minor surgical procedure and nothing that you should get worried about.

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Wisdom tooth removal costs in Mount Waverley can vary greatly depending on factors such as the level of complexity of the procedural, types of sedation used, number/type of wisdom teeth and whether the patient has private health insurance coverage. To get more information on extractions and our wisdom teeth removal prices in Mount Waverley, book a consultation with our dentists today.

Not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth removed – but it is extremely common.

If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to emerge or develop normally, it is very likely that you will need to get them extracted. This is referred to as impacted wisdom teeth removal. Impacted wisdom teeth cause pain and discomfort and put patients at risk of problems such as infection, gum disease and other severe conditions.

If you are in severe pain, swelling or bleeding in the back corners of your mouth, you may need emergency wisdom tooth removal. Contact our dentists in Mount Waverly for emergency dental including urgent wisdom tooth surgery.

Many people fear getting their wisdom tooth extracted but in many cases, especially if the tooth has fully emerged, the procedure is the same as a regular tooth extraction.

During wisdom teeth surgery, your dentist will first use local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding gum and jaw. If you are particularly nervous you may be able to have the wisdom tooth removed under sedation

If your tooth has not emerged or has but only partially the process is a little more involved and your dentist will need to perform a surgical extraction. This entails a flap being cut in the gum so that your dentist can access the tooth. They may also need to cut away some of the bone that surrounds the tooth and will possibly have to ‘section’ it by breaking it into several pieces to make the removal easier. Patients may feel pressure during the procedure but not pain. 

A surgical extraction is more complex than a simple extraction, however, it is still a routine minor surgical procedure and nothing that you should get worried about.

If a wisdom tooth is impacted, generally extraction is the necessary treatment dentists will recommend.

Recovery times will vary from person to person. Many people recover from wisdom teeth surgery in three to four days. Recovering from impacted wisdom teeth removal usually takes longer, it may be about one to two weeks.

Wisdom teeth removal may be covered by your private health insurance. This will depend on your policy, so you will need to read your policy inclusions or contact your provider to confirm this information.

If you require further assessment and advice about your wisdom teeth or you are having pain due to an impacted wisdom tooth, contact us.