Affordable & Painless Wisdom Teeth Removal in Currambine
Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Currambine, Western Australia
If you are concerned that you may have problems with your wisdom teeth, Smiles in Currambine can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation. Wisdom teeth typically emerge during your late teens or early twenties. Occasionally, they erupt without incident and cause no pain or discomfort to the patient. However, if there is a problem with them, it can be excruciating for patients of all ages.
After a consultation, our friendly team of oral health care professionals can tell you if you need your wisdom teeth removed. You will undergo a thorough examination with diagnostics such as X-rays to determine where the wisdom teeth are situated.
If removal is necessary, we have a team of gentle, experienced dentists who can perform wisdom teeth extractions efficiently and keep you comfortable the entire time. A variety of sedation options are available to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible. For your comfort, we provide nitrous oxide, prescription medication, and general anaesthesia.
Come and talk to us at Smiles in Currambine about your treatment options. We also offer payment plans that make it easier than ever to afford high-quality dental care.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Wisdom teeth don’t have to be removed for everyone, but some people do for reasons like:
- Dental pain or discomfort
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Crowding due to the pressure from your wisdom teeth
- Gum disease
- Irreversible tooth decay
- The presence of cysts or tumours
- Preparation for periodontal therapy or orthodontic treatment
During the procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. They will then remove any bone that is blocking your tooth root. Once the bone has been removed, the wisdom tooth will be divided into smaller sections, making molar extraction easier. Afterwards, they will remove the wisdom tooth, root pieces, and excess bone. Any open wounds will be stitched up, if necessary, to promote the healing process. Finally, they will apply gauze to the extraction site so blood clots can form.
The amount of time it takes to recover is determined by the type of anaesthetic used. After the wisdom teeth extraction, you will be brought to a recovery room if you were given sedation or a general anaesthetic. You would be given adequate time in the dentist’s chair to recover if local anaesthetic had been used. The dentist will let you know if you’ll need a friend or relative to bring you home after the wisdom teeth extraction process and if you’ll need assistance with post-operative care.
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.
Most patients recover completely within three to four days after wisdom teeth extraction. It may take a week for your teeth to recover if they were impacted or came in at an incorrect angle. After a week, most people are able to resume their day-to-day activities.
- Bleeding is to be expected for the first few hours after surgery. However, persistent and excessive bleeding could mean no blood clot is forming where your teeth used to be, that stitches have come undone, or that the hole left by your wisdom tooth never closed. If bleeding persists, contact your dentist.
- When your wisdom tooth is removed, a blood clot forms over the tooth socket. A blood clot protects wounds and repairs bone and dental nerve endings. Until your wisdom tooth holes have fully healed, the blood clot must remain in place. If the clot becomes dislodged, the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal will be extended, as well as expose the infection-prone socket where your wisdom tooth was once located. Moreover, it will be painful. Talk to your dentist if you suspect a dry socket.
- Dental pain and swelling are normal occurrences after wisdom tooth extraction. However, pain and swelling are also the most common signs of infected wisdom tooth holes. If you continue to experience these symptoms after your extraction, you should seek medical attention. You may have an infection if you experience a yellowish discharge, a foul smell or taste inside your mouth, or maybe even a fever after wisdom teeth removal surgery.
- Avoid hot food because it can burn the surgery site, and nuts or seeds that could get stuck in the surgical wound. You can only consume soft foods like smoothies, soups, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes for two days after surgery.
- Within 24 hours following dental surgery, it is not recommended to brush, spit, or rinse your mouth.
- During the first 24 hours, avoid drinking alcohol, soda, coffee, or hot beverages.
- On the day after surgery, you can resume normal activities. Still, you should avoid any strenuous activity that could dislodge stitches or the blood clot in your surgical wound.
- To prevent dry sockets, smoking or vaping should be avoided for one week after surgery.
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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.