Wisdom Teeth Removal

Quality Dental Care offers wisdom teeth removal services in Sydney. If you are experiencing a wisdom teeth emergency or you want to be proactive about the health and well being of your mouth, visit the expert dentists at either of our dental practices in Bondi Junction or Regents Park.

Preventing a Wisdom Teeth Emergency

Named for their relatively late appearance in a person's life (17-25 year sold), wisdom teeth often develop unnoticed. However, each person is different.

Removal is necessary when the teeth are prevented from growing properly within the mouth. Some people's teeth may impact, which means they develop sideways, while other people's teeth might come out partially from the gum or even remain trapped beneath the gum and the bone. Poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause problems that may affect other teeth, including a change in bite, crowding of the teeth, cavities or gum problems. In addition, the tissue covering the impacted tooth could get infected and inflamed. If they are partially sprouted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and can cause infection, swelling, jaw stiffness, pain and illness. Infections could spread to the teeth near the wisdom teeth or even to the surrounding bone, teeth and gums.

Wisdom tooth extraction is usually recommended to prevent oral health problems and also because wisdom teeth are generally non-functioning components of the mouth. A standard wisdom teeth removal usually requires 2 visits: one visit for the removal of the tooth and one courtesy check of the extraction site.

What is the Process of a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

This extraction is similar to normal extractions. The dentist will widen the tooth socket and move the tooth from side to side with dental forceps until it's loose enough to be removed entirely. However, if the molar is deeply impacted, a surgeon may need to make an incision in the gums or remove some bone. If this is the case, the incision will be closed with stitches that dissolve within ten days.

Having a Wisdom Tooth Emergency? Contact Quality Dental Care in Sydney Today

For more information about wisdom tooth extraction,book an appointment at our Bondi Junction or Regents Park dental clinics. Callus on (02) 9387 1414.