Wisdom Teeth Removal

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When is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars (back teeth) that tend to start coming through in your late teens or early twenties. Quite commonly, wisdom teeth emerge at an irregular angle or become stuck - this is known as impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infections, and other problems such as tooth crowding. If your wisdom teeth are causing issues, or x-rays show that they may in the future, wisdom teeth removal may be indicated to maintain your oral health and overall wellbeing.

Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure at Studio Smiles. Our dentists have advanced training in wisdom teeth removal which means you can get them taken care of quickly and pain-free.

Wisdom teeth may be removed in the dental chair under a local anaesthetic, or with the help of oral or IV (sleep) sedation at Studio Smiles.

Recovery from wisdom teeth removal usually consists of a few days rest during which time you will be instructed to eat soft foods, apply ice/heat packs, and take medications to keep you comfortable and prevent infection. Most patients feel well after a few days, though it can take one to two weeks for the area to heal.

Remember that if your wisdom teeth are causing you severe pain, call the clinic directly and we’ll do everything we can to fit you in that same day for same day emergency wisdom tooth removal.

FAQs
What are wisdom teeth?
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Wisdom teeth are the molars (back teeth) that come through last, usually between the ages of 17 and 21 (though can also be much later). People often have four wisdom teeth - two in the upper jaw and two in the lower. However, you may have fewer, more, or sometimes, no wisdom teeth at all. When you start feeling your wisdom teeth coming through, it’s important to book an appointment to get checked out. Leaving them too long could cause problems further down the line, requiring a more costly, complicated treatment. Get treated with comfort and care. Book an appointment today at our Bayside studio.

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
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Sometimes your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to break through or come in at an irregular angle. This is called impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean, allowing food and bacteria to easily become trapped and cause infections. Impaction can be painful, often leading to ulcers in the mouth and/or chewing problems, and can damage the neighbouring teeth, causing other nearby teeth to move around. If your wisdom teeth are causing pain or x-rays show they may in the future, it’s important to have them removed. Book your appointment today, and smile with confidence.

What are the common symptoms to recognise?
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Impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause symptoms. However, if an impacted wisdom tooth does become infected or begins to cause other dental problems, you may experience some of these symptoms:

  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pain or swelling around the jaw
  • Difficulty opening your mouth or swallowing
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Fever
How long will it take until I can eat normally again?
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Most people find they can resume normal eating about a week after their surgery. For the first 24 hours, you may only want to consume liquids. Avoid using straws when drinking liquids as this can cause complications while healing. For 3-5 days afterwards, you’ll want to eat soft foods, and slowly introduce a wider variety of foods as you heal. For at least two weeks, you should avoid snacks such as nuts, chips, and popcorn as they can become stuck in your wounds and disrupt the healing process.

What type of foods should I eat once my wisdom teeth have been removed?
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For the first few days after your wisdom tooth removal, you should only consume liquids and soft foods.

Ideally, you would be consuming:

  • Soups
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Smoothies
  • Seedless, pureed fruit
  • Mashed potatoes or pureed vegetables
  • Ice cream
  • Jelly
What are my treatment options?
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We understand that the thought of removing wisdom teeth can be uncomfortable for some. That’s why we’ve invested in a pain-free experience. We want your treatment to run as seamlessly as possible, allowing you to be completely comfortable and at ease.

Local Anaesthesia
Most wisdom teeth can be managed with a simple local anaesthetic. We’ve invested in anaesthetic heating to make sure you don’t feel a single thing during your treatment. Be in and out within the hour.

Oral Sedation
Think of this like taking a ‘sleeping’ pill. Oral sedation is as simple as taking a specially prescribed tablet 1-2 hours before your appointment and getting your dentistry done in the chair pain-free and with no stress. While oral sedation does not put you to sleep, it does take away all your worries by putting you into a calm and very relaxed state of mind. Because of how powerful our oral sedatives are it will be necessary for you to be accompanied to and from your treatment by a spouse, family member, or close friend. And because of the strong effects on the brain, it is important to take the rest of the day easy – no driving or important decision making. Ask us about oral sedation when booking your appointment online or over the phone.

IV Sedation
Wanting to get your dentistry done asleep? We offer full intravenous (IV) sedation which means you can relax and fall into a light sleep, waking up to the smile transformation of your dreams. Whether it be simple fillings or complex full mouth rehabilitations, IV sedation is an excellent option. As a patient of Studio Smiles you will be eligible to get your dentistry done in-house with our trained dental anesthesiologist by your side – no need to go to hospital! Our facility has been purpose-built to provide you with this service in the dental chair all under the one roof.

At Studio Smiles, we take pride in our transparent approach to treatment. We endeavour to make the entire process clear for you so that you understand exactly what is happening, what can be done, the likely outcomes, and all relevant costs. We believe in a thorough approach, so our patients stress less and feel better faster. Get treated with comfort and care. Book an appointment today.

Will my treatment hurt?
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Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.

How much will this cost me?
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Costs will vary depending on the individual and the treatment necessary. We believe in a transparent approach, so we make it a rule to provide all relevant treatment options and costs, including the advantages and disadvantages where relevant. This is an important part of our informed consent process. Patients may choose to opt for one of our interest-free payment plans to have their smile transformed now, while having the flexibility to pay later on their own terms. Payment plans can help alleviate the financial barriers to a healthy mouth. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the next steps throughout your entire journey. Book an appointment today.

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