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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Leichhardt

For many, wisdom teeth can be impacted and cannot be left ignored – often requiring extraction.

The wisdom teeth are most familiar to the people when they get in their late teens or early twenties and older. They are called wisdom teeth as they come out on ages where you get more “matured”, hence the name.

When they grow properly, they are as good as your other teeth, causing you no harm and helping you chew food properly.

But when you experience discomfort and pain, see your Leichhardt dentist immediately.

Reasons for Extracting the Wisdom Teeth

A lot of people suffer from problems in the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may grow partially or entirely. In case of an impacted wisdom tooth, removal may be required.

A wisdom tooth should be extracted due to the following reasons:

  • Impacted growth
  • Growth at the wrong angle
  • Gum infection
  • Trapped within the jawbone
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wisdom-tooth-extraction-leichhardt

Reasons for Extracting the Wisdom Teeth

A lot of people suffer from problems in the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may grow partially or entirely. In case of an impacted wisdom tooth, removal may be required.

A wisdom tooth should be extracted due to the following reasons:

  • Impacted growth
  • Growth at the wrong angle
  • Gum infection
  • Trapped within the jawbone
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Complications

When left untreated, an impacted wisdom tooth may lead to the following:

  • Severe pain and discomfort
  • Difficulty biting
  • Infection and gum swelling
  • Damage around the tissue of your teeth
  • Development of cyst around the wisdom tooth

When to See Your Dentist

Schedule an appointment to see your Leichhardt dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing extreme pain. We’ll check your teeth and recommend whether they need to be removed.

If your Leichhardt dentist thinks you may need to have your wisdom teeth pulled, they’ll usually perform an X-ray of your mouth. This gives a clearer view of the position of your teeth.

As with any dental problems, see your dentist immediately, rather than waiting for your next scheduled regular dental check-up.

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure

Wisdom teeth extraction is usually performed in young adults. By this time, your wisdom teeth may swell, and your Leichhardt dentist will usually recommend you remove it.

During the wisdom tooth extraction procedure, your Leichhardt dentist or oral surgeon will do the following:

  1. Make an incision through the gum tissue, exposing the tooth and bone.
  2. Remove the part of the bone that blocks entry to the tooth root.
  3. Cut up the tooth into sections if it’s easier to remove in smaller pieces.
  4. Remove the tooth.
  5. Cleaning the site of the extracted tooth of any debris from the tooth or the bone.
  6. Stitch the wound close to help promote healing.
  7. Place a gauze on the site to help control bleeding and to help a blood clot to form.

After Surgery Care

Patients who have undergone wisdom teeth extraction usually recover after one week without any complications. The duration healing period will depend on the complexity of the process, type of anaesthesia used, your recovery diet, and preventive measures for complications.

Keep your head elevated three (3) days within the extraction. Never let your head tilt below your heart.

Always remember that the site is a wound located in your jaw, and it needs healing. Use pillows to elevate your head when lying down.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Leichhardt

Wisdom tooth extractions performed in our Leichhardt clinic are guaranteed safe and worry-free. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored only for you!

Request an appointment with your dentist in Leichhardt today.

Call us on (02) 9171 0840 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street in Leichhardt.

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