Wisdom Teeth Removal in Warrnambool
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, safe and painless removal of wisdom teeth is routinely performed for our patients. Many people are unaware they have wisdom teeth until they begin to pierce through the gums at the back of their mouths usually between 18-21 years of age.
Wisdom teeth can often cause problems like impaction, crowding of other teeth, and contribute to the shifting of front teeth. As a result, our dental professionals recommend their removal to prevent pain, infections, and damage to surrounding teeth. Rest assured, our team is well-experienced and committed to ensuring a comfortable and worry-free wisdom tooth removal experience for our patients.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last set of molars located at the back of your mouth. Due to the changes in our diet with modernisation, human jaw size is shrinking, and most of the time, there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to erupt in the proper position and this is what leads to “impacted wisdom teeth”.
You may then experience pain and other uncomfortable dental problems as the wisdom teeth will push against surrounding teeth or cause inflammation and infection in the gum tissue.
Problems With Impacted
Impacted wisdom teeth often cause many concerns, including:
Is Age A Factor For Wisdom Teeth?
Yes, age is definitely a factor when it comes to wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth typically start to come in (erupt) when individuals are older and between the ages of 17 to 25, which is why they are often referred to as “wisdom teeth.” This age range is not definitive, however, as some people may experience wisdom teeth eruption earlier or later than this timeframe.
The age at which wisdom teeth erupt can vary based on factors such as genetics, ethnicity, and individual development. Additionally, some people may not develop wisdom teeth at all. This variation is why dentists often monitor the growth and positioning of wisdom teeth during regular dental check-ups and may recommend removal if there’s a risk of complications.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Warrnambool Smile Dental
Most dentists in Warrnambool will refer patients to a specialist to get their wisdom teeth removed under a general anaesthetic because they do not have the training and expertise to conduct safe removal themselves. However, general anaesthetic adds costs such as private hospital and anaesthetist fees, which are often more than the cost of the removal procedure itself.
If you’re in Warrnambool and require wisdom teeth removal, you’re in good hands. Our skilled dental professionals are highly experienced in providing safe and comfortable wisdom teeth extraction.
Preparing For Your Wisdom Teeth Removal
Here are some things you can do to prepare and make the process as smooth as possible:
- Plan for your recovery by stocking up on soft foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, soups and ice cream
- Expect some swelling post-extraction which is natural. It helps with the swelling and provides a bit of relief. Keep a couple of ice packs in the freezer so they’re ready when you need them.
- Stay hydrated and avoid using straws for the first few days. You need to be gentle on the healing site to reduce the risk of dislodging any blood clots.
- Arrange transport by having someone on stand-by to drive you home.
- Communicate with our dentists if you have any concerns or questions that’s worrying you.
Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment Process
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, Wisdom Teeth Removal is performed by our highly skilled and trained dentists backed by several years of experience. The process is straightforward and typically involves the following steps:
Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare
Following a wisdom tooth Removal it’s crucial to follow these aftercare guidelines for a smooth smooth recovery:
- Rest for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid any strenuous activities that could dislodge blood clots.
- Bite down gently on provided gauze pads to control bleeding.
- Apply an ice pack to your cheek on and off to reduce swelling and discomfort.
- Stick to soft, cool foods for the first few days as hard foods could irritate the surgical site.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost in Warrnambool
The cost of Wisdom Tooth Removal can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction.
It is best to consult with one of our experienced dentists to assess your unique condition and get an accurate estimate of the cost. At Warrnambool Smile Dental, we also offer flexible payment plans to ensure that you get the necessary dental care you need without compromise.
Extensive Wisdom Teeth Removal Experience
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, Dr Joseph has extensive training and experience in the safe removal of impacted wisdom teeth under local anaesthetic. This means that you will be awake and in the dental chair where proper technique will ensure complete numbness throughout the procedure feeling absolutely no pain. However, we also provide the option of removal under general anaesthetic if the patient prefers this at the St John of God Hospital in Warrnambool.
At Warrnambool Smile Dental, Dr Joseph has performed many wisdom teeth extractions on patients from all over Warrnambool and Southwest region. If you are experiencing Wisdom Teeth pain or have any concerns, book a consultation with us so that we can address them right away!