Experienced Dentists for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Prahran

The last tooth to come through the gums is the wisdom tooth. This tooth also known as the third molar will only push through the gums once you are in your teens, 20s or older. It generally erupts between the ages of 16 to 20. As a wisdom tooth is the last permanent tooth to emerge, there is often not enough space to accommodate it. The surrounding teeth or bone restricts the path of the wisdom tooth, trapped beneath the gum.

Capital Dental Care is here to assess your wisdom tooth and advise you on whether or not you have to get it removed. Wisdom tooth extraction is necessary when your wisdom tooth is stuck below the gum line or emerges at an angle. If wisdom teeth pain erupts and becomes intolerable, call our emergency dentist for urgent dental treatment.

Why Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Sometimes, the wisdom tooth grows in an awkward position or gets stuck between teeth due to a lack of space. The teeth next to your wisdom tooth become prone to infection, decay and damage. This makes it hard to clean teeth or to maintain oral health. The wisdom tooth does not serve any important function in your mouth. Even after removing it, you will still be able to talk, eat and look the same way as you did earlier.

Here are a few signs when you need a wisdom tooth extraction:

  • Gum swelling, bleeding or bad breath
  • Tooth pain or decay
  • Damage to adjacent teeth or teeth crowding
  • Headache
  • Jaw pain

We will take an x-ray to assess the damage and determine whether you need wisdom teeth removal as we do before recommending teeth filling, dental implants, root canal treatment or other similar dental procedures.

Things you Need To Know About Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

Wisdom tooth removal is a generally a simple procedure, but may involve minor surgery, and here are a few things you need to know about it:

Consultation: During the consultation, our experienced dentist will examine your teeth, listen to your concerns and discuss the best options. You might need one or two additional appointments for examination before wisdom teeth extraction.

Necessary information: You will be asked about your medical and dental history and symptoms.

Procedure: Depending on the complexities involved such as infection and the degree of its impaction in the jaw bone, the procedure may last from 30 to 60 minutes.

Before the procedure

  • No special preparation is needed for the consultation
  • Our dentist will advise you on the pre-procedure medication and diet
  • Ask someone to drive you to and from the appointment

After the procedure

  • You will receive home care instructions to support fast recovery
  • During the first 48 hours, use ice packs as much as possible to reduce the swelling
  • Be cautious with hot drinks and food
  • It is essential to have a soft food diet
  • Do not smoke for 3 days post the surgery

Our dentist will provide any other necessary instructions at the clinic.

Preparing you for the procedure

Before removing the wisdom tooth, we will anaesthetize you to make you relax and negate the pain. The procedure is smooth and performed by expert dentists. After the procedure, you can rest in our waiting area until you feel comfortable going home. We recommend that you bring someone to accompany you to, and from the clinic. Our specialised team will ensure that your concerns are addressed and you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

Choose Capital Dental Care in Prahran

Your oral health has a major impact on your overall physical health and well-being. Comprehensive oral hygiene and good dental care will give you a beautiful and confident smile.

We provide a wide range of dental care services to get you a perfect smile. Our services include but are not limited to:

Your satisfaction is our priority and we carefully assess your oral health to give you the exact treatment that you need.

If you are living in and around Prahran, you can visit our modern and fully-equipped dental clinic to improve your oral health. Do not let your dental anxiety or busy lifestyle hold you back from achieving a beautiful and healthy smile. Book an appointment with Capital Dental Care by calling 03 9533 7094 or emailing info@capitaldentalcare.com.au