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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your Albury Dental Surgery Specialists

Illustration of tooth extractionUnfortunately, it isn’t too uncommon for a patient to require the removal of one or more wisdom teeth.

Although our dentists believe that tooth extraction should always be a last case scenario, it is often the only solution when wisdom teeth become problematic, causing the patient to experience pain and discomfort.

When Do Wisdom Teeth Require Removal?

There are a number of reasons why a wisdom tooth (or teeth) may require extraction, with the most common of these being that the tooth is impacted and unable to break through the gum’s surface. This can cause several additional problems, including:

  • Infection: When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through the gums, an infection can occur
  • Crowding: A wisdom tooth may push nearby teeth out of their correct position, causing overcrowding
  • Damage to the nearby molars: When an impacted wisdom tooth keeps pushing against the molars next to it, it can result in serious damage to both teeth
  • Cysts: These sacks of fluid can form around the impacted wisdom tooth, causing potential damage to surrounding teeth, bone, and gums.

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

Depending on your situation, your wisdom teeth will either be removed in-chair using a simple extraction procedure, or under general anaesthetic at hospital if the teeth are impacted deep below the gum’s surface.

At John Appleyard Dental, our professional and friendly dentists will thoroughly explain the procedure to you during your initial consultation, whilst answering any questions or concerns you may have along the way.

Overall, the wisdom tooth removal process will take between half an hour to one-and-a-half hours, depending on how many teeth require extraction and how severely impacted they are. Once the procedure is over, you will be prescribed medication to manage pain and prevent infection, before a family member or friend is able to take you home. Our dentist will then see you approximately 2 weeks after surgery to ensure you’re well on the road to recovery.

Want to Learn More?

Are you concerned about impacted wisdom teeth or are experiencing signs of pain and discomfort? Schedule a consultation with our friendly team of oral health care professionals today so we can assist you.

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.


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