What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. They got their name because they come in at a later age than the other teeth – when you’re supposed to be wiser.
For some people, wisdom teeth cause no problems and never even know they have them. But for others, wisdom teeth can be a real pain – literally. Due to this, removal may be necessary.
What To Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that is often necessary to maintain dental health and prevent future complications. Here’s an overview of the steps involved in a typical wisdom teeth removal procedure at Belmont Dental Surgery.
The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine if removal is necessary.
Before the procedure, we will numb the area around the wisdom teeth with local anaesthesia to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure.
We will carefully remove the wisdom teeth, taking care not to damage any surrounding teeth or tissue.
We may need to make incisions in the gums to access the teeth and may need to use special instruments to remove the teeth if they are impacted.
Once the wisdom teeth have been removed, we will clean the area and close any incisions with dissolvable stitches.
After the procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site and manage any discomfort or swelling.
It is important to follow these instructions carefully to promote healing and prevent infection.
We will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and ensure that there are no complications.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal at Belmont Dental Surgery
Our dental team is dedicated to providing a high level of service and expertise to ensure your oral health is continually improving. We can identify any potential dental problems during routine exams early on.
We can provide our patients with the necessary treatment and long-term care for optimal oral health. In addition to routine examinations and treatments, we offer wisdom teeth removal in Perth services. These programs allow us to remove all of the patient’s Wisdom Teeth in a single surgical procedure with minimal discomfort or pain. This is an important option for those who want extra assurance that their oral health is stable and optimised. Please get in touch with us today for more information on our dental clinics or wisdom teeth removal services!
Frequently asked questions
At Belmont Dental Surgery, we understand that patients may have concerns and uncertainties when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. In this response, we will address some of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure.
The most common problem associated with wisdom teeth is impaction. This occurs when the wisdom teeth become trapped beneath the gums or in the jawbone and cannot erupt through the gum tissue. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, inflammation, and damage to the nearby teeth. They can also lead to the development of cysts or tumours.
In some cases, It may only partially erupt through the gums. This can leave a small opening that allows bacteria to enter and cause an infection. This type of infection is called pericoronitis. Pericoronitis can be extremely painful and may require antibiotics or surgery to treat.
Wisdom teeth can also cause problems if they come in at an angle that rubs against the cheek or tongue. This can lead to irritation, soreness, and even ulcers. In extreme cases, wisdom teeth can cause the teeth in the front of the mouth to become misaligned.
While most people have their wisdom teeth extrac