Wisdom Teeth Removal

Cost-effective & Painless Wisdom Teeth Removal in Kinross

Wisdom teeth are usually developed during the teen years or in the late 20s. They might not cause any problems at all, or they might need to be removed because of problems like pain from overgrowth.
Some people need to have their wisdom teeth removed, including those with severe pain and infection. Impacted wisdom typically means that the tooth is trapped under gum tissue or resting on other teeth. It will not come out on its own without causing damage. It may result in discomfort and infection if left untreated.
Consultation with your dentist is necessary to determine if you need wisdom teeth removal. A thorough assessment will be done, including dental X-rays and examinations of the position of your molars to determine if they’re healthy or adequately positioned.
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The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Kinross?

Our dental team will provide you with a comprehensive dental evaluation should any problems arise from your wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth emergence usually occurs during the late teens or early twenties, but it can happen at any time. If there’s a problem with your impacted wisdom tooth, the pain can be excruciating for a lot of patients.

 

Our oral health care professionals are here to help you get those wisdom teeth out without any pain. For a more accurate diagnosis and to determine where the wisdom teeth are situated, dental X-rays may also be taken.

We have a team of gentle, experienced dentists who can perform wisdom tooth extractions efficiently to keep you comfortable the entire time. Various types of sedation are available, from nitrous oxide and general anaesthesia to prescription drugs for patients who need extra comfort during surgery.

 

See us at Smiles in Currambine for all your dental needs. We offer a wide range of payment plans to accommodate your budget. Our clinic offers easy, convenient, and high-quality dental care that you can afford.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse below for more information.

Wisdom teeth don’t have to be removed for everyone. But some patients need wisdom teeth removal because of the following:

  • Pain or discomfort in the mouth
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Crowding due to the pressure exerted by your wisdom teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Irreversible tooth decay
  • The presence of cysts or tumours
  • Preparation for periodontal therapy or orthodontic treatment

Our dentist will take a dental X-ray of your jaw to determine the position and size of each third molar. If wisdom tooth extraction is best for you, all four teeth can be removed at one appointment using nitrous oxide or general anesthesia. Our dentist may also prescribe medications based on the patient’s comfort level and the complexity of the procedure.

Then, our dental team will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose your tooth and bone. We will remove any blockages preventing access, like loose or broken teeth. Then, our dentist will divide the wisdom tooth into small pieces and slice through them with precision instruments until there’s room enough for wisdom tooth extraction. Lastly, we will apply gauze to the extraction site so blood clots can form. The area around your mouth is cleaned thoroughly, and open wounds are stitched up if necessary to promote healing quickly in this crucial stage after surgery.

The type of anaesthetic you receive will determine the duration of your recovery period. The dentist will let you know if you need a friend or relative to bring you home after a wisdom tooth extraction.

You’ll gradually regain sensation in your mouth while you recuperate from surgery. It’s normal to have some pain and swelling. On the first day after surgery, there will be blood in your mouth. You’ll be given aftercare instructions and when and how to take the pain relief meds you’ve been prescribed. Make sure you have a variety of soft foods on hand that will not aggravate your extraction sites. Yogurt, ice cream, and gelatine are all suitable examples.While recuperating, you’ll gradually regain sensation in your mouth. It is normal to have some pain and swelling on the first day after the procedure. Dentists will give you aftercare instructions, and you’ll also receive a prescription for pain relief medications. Soft foods like yogurt, ice cream, and gelatine are recommended as soft foods that you can eat.

Most people can resume their day-to-day activities within three to four days of having their wisdom teeth extracted. If you have an impacted or incorrectly aligned tooth, it may take a week for the healing period.

It’s normal to experience some bleeding after tooth surgery. Still, if you are experiencing excessive or persistent bleeding after surgery, it is essential to contact your dentist as soon as possible. The stitches that were used might have come loose after the wisdom tooth procedure.

A blood clot forms over the socket when your wisdom tooth is removed. This blood clot protects wounds and repairs bones by covering them with its substance until they have fully healed. If the clot becomes dislodged, you may experience extended recovery time and an exposed socket. If you suspect that your socket is dry, it can be painful. Visit your dentist as soon as possible when this happens.

Pain and swelling are normal after wisdom tooth extraction. If you continue to experience these symptoms for a few weeks, it could mean that there’s an infection in your mouth that requires medical attention. You may also notice a yellowish discharge or a foul odour coming from beneath the skin on either side of the surgical site. This is a cause for concern because some infections can cause fever.

The cost of wisdom teeth removal can be anywhere between $300 and $500 per tooth. If sedation or general anaesthesia is used, the price could go up to 2000 dollars or $3000 per tooth.
Removing wisdom teeth can vary in cost depending on the kind of procedure, type of anaesthetic used, and the number of wisdom teeth needed to be removed.
  • Avoid hot food because it can irritate the surgical site. Moreover, avoid eating nuts and seeds that may get stuck in the wound. For two days after surgery, you should only consume soft foods like smoothies, soups, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes.
  • You should not brush, spit, or rinse your mouth within 24 hours of dental surgery.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, soda, and coffee during the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.
  • After surgery, you can resume your regular activities. It’s important not to do anything strenuous the day after, as it may cause dislodged stitches or blood clots in the wounds.
  • It’s best not to smoke or vape for one week after surgery to avoid dry sockets.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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