Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure of removing one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent teeth at the back of your mouth (upper and lower).

If a wisdom tooth is impacted, resulting in pain, infection, or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled by a dentist or an oral surgeon.

Why it’s done

Many people grow impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth may erupt partially or completely.

A wisdom tooth may be removed because of the following:

  • They’re impacted
  • They come in at the wrong angle
  • Your mouth isn’t big enough
  • You have cavities or gum disease

Complications

You will likely feel complications if you keep on delaying the removal of your wisdom tooth, including:

  • Pain
  • Food and other particles trapped behind or between teeth
  • Infection or gum disease
  • Partially erupted wisdom tooth decay
  • Damage to surrounding teeth, tissues, or bones
  • Development of a cyst around the wisdom tooth
  • Complications with orthodontic treatments

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure

During the wisdom tooth extraction procedure, your Norlane dentist or oral surgeon:

  1. Cuts through your gum tissue, exposing the tooth and bone
  2. Takes out the portion of bone that blocks entry to the tooth root
  3. Divides the tooth into sections if it’s easier to remove in smaller pieces
  4. Takes out the tooth
  5. Cleans the site of the pulled tooth of any debris from the tooth or the bone
  6. Stiches the wound to promote healing
  7. Places gauze on the site to help control bleeding and to help a blood clot form

After Surgery Care

Patients who undergo extraction surgery typically recuperate after a week, without any difficulties. The recovery period will depend on the complexity of the process, the anaesthesia used, your diet, and preventive measures for complications.

It is important to keep your head elevated for the first three days after the extraction. Never let your head tilt below your heart. Always remember that the site is a wound in your jaw, and it needs healing. Use pillows to elevate your head when lying down on your bed.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction at Norlane Dental Surgery

Wisdom teeth extractions performed at Norlane Dental Surgery are guaranteed safe and effective. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored specifically for you!

Norlane dentist serves the local communities in Geelong, North Geelong, West Geelong, East Geelong, South Geelong, Corio, Lara, North Shore, Highton, Belmont, and Little River.

For wisdom teeth extractions in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

If wisdom teeth are impacted or cause crowding in your mouth, extraction is recommended to avoid damaging the neighbouring teeth. If they grow in a correct position, healthy, and function well, it is not required to have them extracted.

What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

A wisdom tooth is impacted if there is not enough room near the second molar for the tooth to emerge or develop normally.

What are some problems that can arise if I do not remove my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth that don’t come in properly can cause further dental problems, including damage to surrounding teeth, jaw damage (cyst growth), inflamed/infected gum tissues, cavities, alignment problems, or sinus issues.

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Norlane Dental Surgery

Address: 124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214

Phone: (03) 5278 2666

Email: info@norlanedental.com.au

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