Wisdom Teeth Removal (Extraction)
Safe, pain-free wisdom teeth removal in Gosnells/Martin)
Wisdom tooth removal (or extraction) is a very common procedure performed to get rid of the pain or potential problems that wisdom teeth can cause.
Often, wisdom teeth can cause problems as they try to push through your gums. Also known as your third molars, wisdom teeth usually push through in your late teens or early 20’s, which is when we recommend they are removed.
Back in caveman days, wisdom teeth were useful! After our original back teeth were ground down through chewing a coarse diet, our wisdom teeth would be there to take over.
For many people today, wisdom teeth cause nothing but problems. The size, shape and number of wisdom teeth can vary, but a common feature is the issues they cause, such as:
- gum disease
- teeth crowding
- pain and swelling
Our team at Mills Road Dental Centre have the experience and expertise to remove your wisdom teeth safely without pain or discomfort. Depending on your needs, we have a range of pain relief and sedation options to choose.
All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
What are wisdom teeth?
Your wisdom teeth are the final adult teeth to come through your gums. Also known as third molars, they cause a lot of trouble for young people because, these days, our jaws don’t have enough space. This lack of space often leads to problems such as tooth impaction, infection and swelling and chronic pain. This is why wisdom teeth are often removed.
When should I expect wisdom teeth to appear?
Most people’s wisdom teeth start to erupt (push through the gums) between the ages of 18 to 25 years.
Where do wisdom teeth sit in my mouth?
Your wisdom teeth sit at the back of your mouth. There are two in the lower jaw (one left, one right) and two in the upper (one left, one right).
What can I do to relieve wisdom teeth pain?
You can take pain medication to relieve wisdom teeth pain; however, this will only provide temporary relief. If you’re experiencing pain, it is an almost sure sign that your wisdom teeth need to be removed – as soon as possible.
How long does it take to recover from wisdom to surgery?
Recovery time will depend on the type of surgery performed. Generally speaking, most people recover within three days to a week or even more.
Should I go to the hospital or dental clinic for wisdom teeth removal?
Where you go to have your wisdom teeth removed will depend on what type of surgery would you require as some extraction procedures are more involved than others. Also, some people are more nervous about pain or surgery, and these feelings will help determine the best sedation and pain relief methods you should choose.
Can I wait a while before getting my wisdom teeth removed?
If you’ve been told you need your wisdom teeth removed, we don’t recommend you wait very long. The longer you leave your wisdom teeth, the harder it will be to remove them. This is because younger people have softer bones and their wisdom teeth roots are not as developed. There is also the very serious risk of tooth impaction or infection the longer time passes.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
The cost of getting your wisdom teeth removed varies. It depends on which type of surgery you require – and how, catered it may be. You’ll need to book in to see a dentist so they can take x-rays and discuss your wisdom teeth. Then, your dentist will provide you with the exact cost and item numbers – which you can take to your health insurance fund to find out exactly how much your procedure will cost.