Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal from EDentist

Wisdom teeth usually erupt when people reach an age between 17 and 25. People often assume they have nothing to worry about if their wisdom teeth come in and there’s no pain or discomfort. As the experts on wisdom teeth removal in Dandenong, we at EDentist know better.

Even if the teeth seem to grow in without incident or tooth decay, most people still require treatment somewhere down the line. Many times, the only option to rectify the situation is wisdom teeth removal.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are molars located in the back of the mouth that don’t come in until someone is in their late teens or early twenties. Your dentist may spot them before they grow in, or you may notice them coming in on your own. Depending on how your wisdom teeth erupt, it could potentially be a painful and problematic development.

However, only some require tooth extractions for wisdom teeth. At EDentist, our dentists have the experience and knowledge to examine your wisdom teeth and decide if extraction is the best option.

What Situations Require Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is a widespread practice. Statistically, dentists remove approximately 10 million molars annually in Australia. The most common reasons for wisdom teeth removal in Dandenong include impacted wisdom teeth with abnormal development, partially erupted wisdom teeth, and crooked wisdom teeth.

Many patients undergo wisdom teeth removal at EDentist because there simply is not enough space in their mouth for the new back molars. When this happens, we remove the teeth before they cause significant discomfort or other oral health issues.

When You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a form of dental extraction. As such, many people are often nervous before scheduling or going to their wisdom teeth removal appointment. Although extracting wisdom teeth is no day at the fair, it offers numerous benefits for your oral and overall health.

At EDentist, we strive to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. If you notice any of these signs, you may need wisdom teeth removal.

Jaw Pain and Tenderness

Although not everyone experiences discomfort from wisdom teeth, many can suffer from jaw pain and tenderness. Removing these back molars can relieve the pain and make eating, drinking, and talking more comfortable.

Cysts Around Your Gums

If your gums have cysts or pockets of liquid around your mouth, it could indicate an infection. In this case, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible to schedule wisdom teeth removal.

Gum Redness or Swelling

If your gums are red or swollen, it could be due to erupting wisdom teeth. When this happens, it is vital to schedule an appointment so your dentist can determine the cause of the problem and the best solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia. As such, patients will often feel groggy immediately after the operation and require a ride home. Recovery time varies with every person, but most people experience swelling and soreness for a few days up to a few weeks.
Although recovery times vary for every patient, you can follow various steps to ensure your mouth heals properly. For example, we recommend consuming soft or liquid foods for the first few days, avoiding drinking with a straw, and using an ice pack to help reduce swelling. Since soreness and minor pain is common following the procedure, we can also recommend prescription medications.

Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Removal in Dandenong with EDentist Today!