At SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, we understand that wisdom teeth removal can be a daunting prospect.
With exceptional care and support throughout the entire process, we are here to assure you and your needs. Our mission is to ensure your comfort and well-being, making your wisdom teeth removal experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
With our expertise and commitment to your oral health, you can trust us to deliver a smooth and successful wisdom teeth removal journey.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The overcrowding of existing teeth and the lack of adequate space in the mouth to accommodate the third molars are two of the primary reasons why the removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended.
When wisdom teeth cannot erupt properly, they can become impacted, leading to complications such as tooth decay, gum infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. In addition, when wisdom teeth are not removed, they can cause misalignment of the existing permanent teeth, which can result in oral health issues later in life.
Dentists often recommend removing wisdom teeth in the late teens to avoid these potential issues.
An accurate diagnosis of the need for wisdom teeth extraction can be established through a comprehensive evaluation. The experienced dental team at SmileWorks Dental Ballarat can assess wisdom teeth’ position, alignment, and condition through dental X-rays and visual examination.
Symptoms that may signal a need for extraction include:
Dentists may recommend extraction if the wisdom teeth lack the necessary space to emerge or are causing damage to adjacent teeth. This dental procedure helps to prevent future problems with wisdom teeth and maintain the overall health of your mouth.
Patients can remain conscious or undergo sedation during the wisdom teeth extraction procedure, ensuring a painless and anxiety-free experience.
The team of experienced dentists will discuss the options with you to determine the best approach for your wisdom teeth removal, taking into account factors such as the complexity of the procedure and your individual needs.
Generally, it takes one to two weeks to complete the healing process of extraction sites after a wisdom tooth procedure.
A dental extraction consultation with the dental team is essential to ensure a smooth and successful recovery during this period. Dentists will assess the individual needs of the patient and create a treatment plan to provide pain relief and minimise post-operative discomfort.
Over the next several weeks, the gums will continue to heal, and the bone in the extraction sites will remodel. By the end of about six weeks, most of the healing process is typically complete. However, individual healing times may vary; some patients experience faster or slower healing.
Failure to extract impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can lead to long-term consequences, such as an elevated risk of infections and misalignment of existing teeth.
In order to prevent these long-term effects, it is important to consult with trusted dentists. Regular dental check-ups and an appointment for wisdom tooth extraction can help identify problems early and provide the necessary treatment or infection control.
It is common for individuals to experience some facial swelling after wisdom teeth removal. The swelling is a natural response to the extraction and the body’s healing processes and is usually mild and temporary.
To help minimise swelling, SmileWorks Dental Ballarat’s dental team will provide detailed post-operative care instructions. Some of the things you can also do to avoid the swelling are the following:
It’s important to remember that swelling is temporary and should gradually subside within a few days. If you have concerns about excessive swelling or if it persists beyond what is considered normal, our dental team at SmileWorks Dental Ballarat is here to provide guidance and support.