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Wisdom Tooth and Dental Extractions

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Wisdom Tooth and Dental Extractions

As you age, the last set of teeth to erupt out of your gums are also the most notorious. If you have enough space, and they’re not misaligned, you’ll only experience minor temporary pain. But this isn’t the case for everyone.

Problems occur when wisdom teeth are misaligned or there isn’t enough space left to fit your newest dental members. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can crowd surrounding teeth, known as impaction, or even cause tooth decay and jawbone erosion.

Using the latest diagnostic and digital imaging solutions, our dentists carefully evaluate the development, and subsequent eruption, of wisdom teeth. After careful consideration, your dentist may recommend extraction. While this procedure sounds extreme, it’s extremely common. Our dentists use only the best methods to safely and precisely extract the teeth.

Reclaiming Comfort and Function

As you age, the last set of teeth to erupt out of your gums are also the most notorious. If you have enough space, and they’re not misaligned, you’ll only experience minor temporary pain. But this isn’t the case for everyone.

Problems occur when wisdom teeth are misaligned or there isn’t enough space left to fit your newest dental members. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can crowd surrounding teeth, known as impaction, or even cause tooth decay and jawbone erosion.

Using the latest diagnostic and digital imaging solutions, our dentists carefully evaluate the development, and subsequent eruption, of wisdom teeth. After careful consideration, your dentist may recommend extraction. While this procedure sounds extreme, it’s extremely common. Our dentists use only the best methods to safely and precisely extract the teeth.

A Brief Overview of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom tooth extractions are quick and performed in-chair. The exact procedure is customised based on your unique case. You can rest easy throughout the procedure as either a local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic is used to prevent any pain.

Once in the warm embrace of an anaesthetic, your dentist precisely extracts the wisdom tooth. This process varies based on many factors, such as whether the tooth has already broken through your gums or if it’s decayed.

After the procedure, you’ll experience some discomfort. Your dentist will instruct you on the best way to reduce pain severity, which may include pain killers. A follow-up appointment is necessary to make sure the area properly heals and, if applicable, remove stitches.

When is a Tooth Extraction required?

Have you been suffering form severe tooth pain? Are you a candidate for orthodontic braces, but have a problem tooth that’s in the way? Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction for many different reasons, such as:

  • Extreme tooth decay
  • Preparation for orthodontic braces
  • Damaged tooth root caused by periodontal, or gum, disease
  • Severe tooth damage due to impact trauma
  • Medical complications

After reviewing the health of your teeth through x-ray imaging, your dentist will determine if an extraction is needed. If so, there are two main procedure categories:

  • Simple Extraction | The entire area is numbed with an injectable local anaesthetic and the tooth is slowly pulled until it’s removed.
  • Surgical Extraction | Only used for complex cases where the tooth is still below the gums or it’s broken off along the gum level. A local or general anaesthetic is used to prevent pain and the tooth is extracted through a small incision. The gum is moved away and the tooth is extracted by slowly pulling it out of the mouth.

Does even the notion of this procedure make you anxious? Ask your dentist about our different sedation options to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

Complete Care for a Lifetime of Dental Health

Whether you need your wisdom teeth taken out or a problematic tooth extracted, our dentists in Glen Waverley are committed to restoring and safeguarding your dental health. Call Supreme Dental Care at (03) 8595 2628 and schedule your assessment today!

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