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Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Lara

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth.

If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth) this may result in pain, infection or other dental problems and you’ll likely need to have it pulled. At Dazzling Smiles Dental Lara we offer comfortable and reliable wisdom tooth extraction services.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth or also known as 3rd molars are the last set of teeth to erupt into the mouth. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth. This being said not, everyone has
wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Pain Symptoms:

It is a common occurrence for patients to ignore their pain or to be unsure if the pain they are experiencing is from their wisdom teeth. If you suspect your pain to be associated with your wisdom tooth it is important make an appointment with us right away.

Ignoring the symptoms of wisdom teeth could cause additional problems down the track, like a more complicated surgery (with higher costs)

Signs of Wisdom Teeth Pain include:

  1. Tenderness and jaw pain
  2. Redness
  3. Swelling of the gums around the tooth
  4. Bad breath
  5. Bad taste in mouth when eating foods
  6. Look for cysts, which are pockets of liquid, around the tooth

Why do Wisdom Teeth Hurt?

When there is no place for wisdom teeth to grow, it gets trapped by the surrounding bone and the surrounding teeth. This trapped tooth may try to push through causing pain on eruption into the mouth. Another reason why wisdom teeth can cause pain is trapped food and bacteria. When a wisdom tooth partially erupts into the mouth, a flap of gum can often grow over the tooth. Food and bacteria can accumulate under this flap as it is notoriously difficult to clean. This can lead to pain infection, swelling and bad breath.If you feel like you have any of the above symptoms, it may be a good idea to get your wisdom teeth checked. Other consequences of erupting wisdom teeth can also include:
∙Infection
∙Damage to molars
∙Cysts
∙Crowding of the front teeth
∙Swelling/pain

Process for wisdom teeth removal?

If you are having pain, discomfort, infection or swelling from your wisdom tooth, you may need wisdom teeth removal in Lara. When you come in to have your wisdom tooth or teeth removed, an x-ray will be taken to discern the best and safest way to remove your wisdom tooth. Depending on your case, our experienced dentists will recommend a treatment plan that works for your schedule and financial needs. Simple cases can be treated on the same day under local anaesthetic however complicated cases which may require surgery can take more planning and may even involve referral to a specialist oral surgeon. It is vital to remember that during the process of wisdom teeth removal, you will be completely numb so your whole experience will be painless.

Care after wisdom teeth removal in Lara and complications

1.No spitting, vigorous rinsing or brushing for the first 24 hours to prevent recurring bleeding
2.Avoid hard, hot and spicy foods as the extraction area can be slightly tender.
3.No smoking/drinking for the first 48 to 72 hours following the extraction
4.Stick to warm, soft foods for the first 24 to 48 hours
5.Pain killers can be taken in regular intervals to manage the pain6.Twice daily rinses with warm salty water
7.Cold packs can be used to lessen potential swelling

Common Complications After Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Lara

Some of the most common complications after wisdom tooth removal include:
1. Pain – This is to be expected after any tooth removal. The best way to relive this pain is with pain killers such as Panadol or Neurofen.
2. Swelling – Swelling is a normal reaction of your body to trauma. Swelling usually peaks at about 2-3 days post extraction. The best way to lessen swelling is with cold packs at regular intervals
3. Infection – This is a very rare occurrence after extractions. If infection symptoms arise, return to us immediately and we will prescribe antibiotics
4. Bleeding – This is also a relatively normal complication after tooth extraction. Our team at Dazzling Smiles Lara will provide you with extra gauze after your extraction. The best way to stop bleeding is to place the gauze into the area and bite onto it for about 20 minutes.

Contact us here or simply phone us on (03) 5282 2222 to find out how we can help you!

FAQs

After any tooth extraction, you should eat soft foods as opposed to hard chewy foods. Smoothies are great too as they are rich in nutrients and easy to swallow. Once the pain and discomfort are minimal you may resume your natural eating habits. This can last up to a few days.

A wisdom tooth extraction can take up to 2 weeks to heal fully. If the pain persists, please contact our dentists in lara right away.

The cost of wisdom tooth removal varies from person to person and is based off a variety of factors. Some of these factors may include the position of the tooth, the shape of the tooth and roots, and its association with surrounding structures such as nerves. Simple extractions can be as little as $200 where as more complicated procedures can be up to $450.

No, not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted. In fact, some people don’t even have wisdom teeth. Problems with wisdom teeth depend upon their position in the jaw, angle or eruption and association with the surrounding gums. Our expert dentists in Lara will be able to advise you as to whether or not you will be required to remove your wisdom teeth!

  1. Firstly we make sure you are welcomed into a relaxed environment. Our staff will help you get settled and comfortable before the procedure begins.
  2. Secondly, all x-rays and pictures will be taken and a diagnosis will be reached.
  3. Next, local anasthesia will be used to ensure you experience no pain during removal of the teeth.
  4. Instruments will be used to first loosen and then remove the tooth. Our dentist will talk you through each step of the way.
  5. Instructions on the healing procedure as well as medication are provided after the treatment.

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