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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth (also called third molars) are the ones at the very back of your mouth. They don’t start to push up into the mouth (erupt) until a person’s late teens or early 20s. They must be removed if they are decayed or causing pain and are often extracted just before or after they erupt. Some wisdom teeth are blocked by other teeth, or there may be no room for them to erupt, causing a build-up of pressure and pain. The gum can become irritated, causing pain and swelling. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that are stuck in the jaw and can’t erupt properly.

Pain-Free Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Our experienced dental practitioners will take care of your tooth’s extraction with a minimum of fuss. You can relax in our safe hands. We perform pain-free wisdom tooth removal with local anesthesia and light, conscious dental sedation.

Surgical Extractions

Usually removing a wisdom tooth involves making an incision in the gum to remove the tooth, but if your problem tooth is in a difficult position, or has long or curly roots (which we will detect in your X-Ray) then a surgical extraction may be recommended, where the wisdom tooth itself may need to be cut to enable its extraction. Although sometimes complicated, the procedure is virtually pain-free for the patient, under local anesthesia and dental sedation.

After surgery it is common to experience some swelling and mild discomfort, but we will recommend the appropriate pain management and care methods to ease you through your recovery.

If wisdom tooth (or any dental) pain is causing you trouble, don’t wait and suffer. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are open from 8am to 10pm, and available seven days per week, including weekends and holidays for emergency appointments. Call us on (02) 9601-7534.