Emergency Dentist for Wisdom teeth Extraction


We understand the urgency and importance of emergency wisdom tooth extraction at Studio Smiles. You might need an immediate extraction of your wisdom teeth for several reasons. These third molars often emerge misaligned or impacted, causing pain, infection, and damage to surrounding teeth. Sometimes, the emergence of wisdom teeth can lead to overcrowding or shifting existing teeth, jeopardising your dental alignment. Our team of skilled dental professionals is here to provide prompt and efficient emergency wisdom tooth extraction, alleviating your pain and preserving your oral health. With our expertise and commitment to patient care, you can trust Studio Smiles to deliver quality dental services when needed.


Signs You May Need an Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal

Recognising the signs that may indicate the need for an emergency wisdom tooth removal is essential for timely intervention and preventing further complications. Pay attention to the following indicators:

Inflammation around the gums:
If you notice swelling, redness, or tenderness around the area where your wisdom teeth are erupting, it could be a sign of inflammation or infection. This can cause discomfort and may require immediate attention.

Pain or sensitivity towards the back of your mouth:
Persistent pain or sensitivity in the back of your mouth, especially when chewing or biting down, can strongly indicate problematic wisdom teeth. It may be caused by impaction, infection, or crowding, requiring emergency extraction.

Pain or stiffness in and around your jaw: If you experience pain or stiffness in your jaw, particularly near the site of your wisdom teeth, it could be because of impacted wisdom teeth or infection. This discomfort may extend to the surrounding areas and necessitate prompt attention.

What is Involved in Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Emergency wisdom tooth removal involves promptly extracting impacted or problematic wisdom teeth to alleviate pain, prevent further complications, and preserve oral health. The procedure typically follows these steps:

Assessment and Evaluation:
The first step is to conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to assess the condition of your wisdom teeth, their position, and any potential complications. This evaluation helps determine the best course of action for the emergency extraction.

Local anaesthesia or sedation may be administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure. This numbs the area and may help you relax or sleep throughout the procedure.

Incision and Extraction:
If the wisdom tooth has partially or fully erupted, the dentist or dental surgeon will gently use specialised instruments to loosen and remove the tooth from its socket. Sometimes, a small incision in the gum tissue may be necessary to access an impacted tooth. The tooth may be divided into sections for easier removal.

Cleaning and Stitches: Once the tooth is extracted, the extraction site is thoroughly cleaned to remove debris or infection. In some cases, dissolvable stitches may be placed to promote proper gum tissue healing.

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Aftercare Tips for Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal

After undergoing emergency wisdom tooth removal, it is important to prioritise proper aftercare to ensure optimal healing and minimise potential complications. Following these essential aftercare tips will contribute to a smooth recovery process.

  • Refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours after the procedure to allow the extraction site to form a clot and initiate healing, reducing the risk of bleeding. 
  • Give your gums adequate time to heal by avoiding strenuous activities that may disrupt the healing process or lead to bleeding. 
  • Take any prescribed medications, such as pain relievers and antibiotics, as directed by your dental professional to manage discomfort and prevent infection. 
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by gently brushing your teeth and being cautious around the extraction site. 
  • After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to keep the area clean, but avoid vigorous rinsing or spitting initially. 
  • In short intervals, applying a cold compress or ice pack to the outside of your face near the extraction site can help minimise swelling and discomfort.

Lastly, be sure to attend follow-up appointments as scheduled by your dentist to allow them to assess the healing progress and provide further guidance on oral care specific to your case.


Get Professional Help at Studio Smiles Dental

If you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned above, it is advisable to consult with our dental professionals, who can evaluate your condition and determine if an emergency wisdom tooth removal is necessary. We offer our services Australia-wide, so you can use our expertise if you reside in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Canberra. Our team is experienced in handling emergencies, providing efficient and effective care to alleviate your pain and safeguard your oral health. Don’t delay seeking treatment if you suspect an emergency extraction is needed to prevent further complications. Call us today.

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Is Wisdom Tooth Removal an Emergency?

No, wisdom tooth removal is not always considered an emergency. However, there are situations where wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary as an emergency procedure. An emergency extraction is needed when severe pain, infection, swelling, or other complications are associated with the wisdom teeth. It is best to consult a dental professional to determine if your case requires emergency wisdom tooth removal.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Hurt?

Wisdom teeth can cause pain due to impaction, misalignment, and the potential for infection or gum disease.

Why Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Come and Go?

One of the main reasons our toothaches are worse at nightWisdom tooth pain can fluctuate due to impacted teeth, inflammation and infection, shifting of teeth, and periods of inactivity. It’s essential to consult a dental professional for persistent or severe pain to determine the cause and receive proper treatment.

I Have a Growing Wisdom Teeth Pain. What To Do?

If you have growing wisdom tooth pain:

  • Schedule a dental appointment for assessment and guidance.
  • Try over-the-counter pain relievers following recommended dosages.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater for temporary relief.
  • Apply a cold compress in intervals to numb the area and reduce swelling.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing gently around the painful area.

Remember, these steps are temporary until you see a dental professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Can Wisdom Tooth Eruption Lead to Gum Pain?

Yes, wisdom tooth eruption can lead to gum pain. When wisdom teeth start to emerge or push through the gums, they can cause inflammation and irritation in the surrounding gum tissue. This can result in gum pain, tenderness, and swelling. Additionally, if the wisdom teeth are impacted or positioned improperly, they can exert pressure on the gums, leading to further discomfort. It is essential to have a dental professional evaluate the situation to determine the cause of gum pain and recommend appropriate treatment.


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