Do your wisdom teeth need to be removed?


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.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

For many people, wisdom teeth removal is a rite of passage. But the wisdom teeth removal process doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Here at Studio Smiles, we offer wisdom teeth removal services for Bayside residents of all ages.

Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to ensure that your wisdom teeth are removed safely and effectively with the option of sedation and general anaesthetic/sleep dentistry. We understand that everyone’s situation is different, and we will tailor our wisdom teeth removal services to meet your individual needs.

We are available for all families in the Bayside area of Melbourne including Highett, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Beaumaris, Hampton, Hampton East, Sandringham, Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, and Black Rock. So if you’re looking for wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne, look no further than Studio Smiles. We’re here to help you achieve the perfect smile.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars on either side of the mouth, and they typically erupt during the late teenage years or early adulthood. Unlike the other teeth, wisdom teeth do not have a specific function and are not necessary for chewing or speaking. In fact, wisdom teeth are often misaligned or crowded, making them difficult to clean and increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease . As a result, many people opt to have their wisdom teeth removed. The procedure is usually performed by an oral surgeon and can be done under local anesthesia or sedation/sleep dentistry. With proper care, the recovery from wisdom tooth removal is usually fairly quick and uncomplicated. In most cases, patients can return to their normal activities within a few days.

How do I know if I need wisdom teeth extraction in Melbourne?

Many people start to grow their wisdom teeth, or third molars, in their late teens or early twenties. For some people, these teeth come in without any problems and fit snugly into the mouth. However, for others, the wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they get stuck under the gums or grow at an angle. When this happens, wisdom teeth extraction may be recommended. There are a few signs that you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. If you experience pain or swelling in the back of your mouth, it may be a sign that your wisdom teeth are coming in. You may also notice that your other teeth are starting to shift out of place as your wisdom teeth push through. If you have any concerns about your wisdom teeth, be sure to talk to your dentist. They will be able to take an x-ray and tell you if extraction is necessary.

Why you can trust Studio Smiles with wisdom teeth extraction in Melbourne

At Studio Smiles, we understand that entrusting someone with your dental care can be a daunting prospect. However, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible. When it comes to wisdom teeth extraction, we have a wealth of experience and are equipped with the latest technology.

We also offer sedation/sleep dentistry for those who may be feeling anxious about their procedure. Our number one priority is your comfort and safety, and we will do everything we can to ensure that you have a positive experience. So if you’re looking for wisdom teeth extraction in Melbourne, you can trust Studio Smiles to get the job done right.

How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in Australia?

The cost of straightforward wisdom tooth extraction starts from $380 per tooth. However, the price can be higher for more complex cases requiring general anaesthesia, starting from $800. It’s essential to consult with a dental professional for a personalised assessment and an accurate cost estimate based on your circumstances. Additionally, private health insurance coverage may help offset some of the costs, so checking with your insurance provider for applicable benefits is advisable.

Treatment Type Cost Range Details
Simple extractions at the dentist xxx to xxx per tooth Less complex wisdom teeth removal cost Australia.
Wisdom teeth removal cost with general anaesthesia xxx to xxx per tooth Cost of wisdom teeth removal done with general anaesthesia. You may have to pay extra for consultations and X-rays.
Wisdom teeth removal private hospital cost xxx to xxx per tooth Complex extraction of wisdom teeth that may require surgery by an oral surgeon and general anaesthesia in a hospital.

What Affects the Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

The cost of wisdom tooth extraction can be influenced by several factors, including:


Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx


Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx


Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx


Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx


Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx

Gold Coast

Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx


Description Average Cost
Comprehensive oral examination xxx
Periodic oral examination xxx
Oral examination – limited xxx
Consultation xxx
Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph xxx
Removal of wisdom tooth or part(s) thereof xxx

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Cost Location Wise

As mentioned before, the cost of wisdom teeth extraction may vary depending on your location and the extent of treatment needed. The following tables present average prices for dental procedures across different cities, providing an overview of expected expenses.

Trust Us for Wisdom Teeth Removal

We give you more than one reason to come to us for your wisdom tooth extraction:

Minimal invasive surgery:

We specialise in performing minimally invasive wisdom teeth removal procedures. So, when we extract your teeth, we ensure minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues to reduce post-operative discomfort and faster patient recovery.

Experienced staff:

We have a team of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals that has extensive expertise in performing wisdom teeth extractions. Their expertise ensures a high level of precision and safety during the procedure.

Low prices:

We offers wisdom teeth removal at competitive and affordable prices. We understand our patients’ financial concerns and strive to provide cost-effective solutions without compromising the quality of care.

Extensive care:

You can expect complete care at our clinic throughout your wisdom teeth removal journey. Patients receive personalised attention and support right from the initial consultation and examination until post-operative follow-up.

Whether your wisdom teeth are becoming troublesome, or you just want to have them checked to find out if they need an extraction, then contact us to book an appointment.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that offers numerous benefits for oral health and overall well-being. Here are some key benefits of wisdom teeth extraction:

Reduces Pain and Discomfort

Wisdom teeth often emerge improperly or become impacted, causing pain and discomfort. Extraction eliminates the source of pain, providing immediate relief and improving your quality of life.

Helps Prevent Infection

Wisdom teeth are prone to infection due to their location at the back of the mouth, making them difficult to clean. Extraction prevents the development of gum disease, cavities, and other oral infections associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

Reduces Crowding

The human jaw often lacks sufficient space to accommodate wisdom teeth’ eruption adequately. As a result, when these third molars begin to emerge, they exert pressure on the existing teeth, leading to crowding and misalignment. By removing the wisdom teeth, the overall space available in the mouth is preserved, preventing overcrowding.

Easy Oral Care

Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them challenging to clean properly. Their positioning often creates hard-to-reach areas where food particles and bacteria accumulate, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. By removing wisdom teeth, the mouth becomes more accessible for thorough brushing and flossing, allowing you to clean all surfaces of your remaining teeth more effectively.

Recovery and Self-Care

After undergoing wisdom teeth removal, it’s essential to prioritise your recovery and practice
proper self-care. Here are some crucial tips to help you during this phase:

Take Time Off Work

Plan to take a few days off from work or school to allow yourself sufficient time to rest and recover. This time off will help reduce stress and promote a smoother healing process.

Take Pain Relief Medication

Following the procedure, some discomfort and pain are common. We will prescribe you pain relief medication to manage any post-operative pain. You must follow the prescribed dosage instructions and take the medication as directed to alleviate pain effectively.

Use Ice Packs to Reduce Swelling

Applying ice packs to the outside of your cheeks near the surgical area can help reduce swelling and provide relief. Use the ice packs for short intervals, around 15 minutes at a time, and take breaks in between to prevent ice burn.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

While being gentle around the surgical area is essential, maintaining good oral hygiene is also crucial for a healthy recovery. We will offer instructions on brushing and flossing techniques after the extraction, so you can clean your teeth without disturbing the surgical site.

Eat Soft and Nutritious Foods

In the initial days after surgery, stick to a soft diet to avoid putting excessive pressure on the healing area. Include nutrient-rich foods such as:

  • Yogurt or frozen yogurt
  • Soups
  • Mashed potatoes, bananas, or beans
  • Smoothies
  • Oatmeal
  • Pudding
  • Soft cheeses
  • Applesauce
  • Avocado
  • Jelly

Avoid Foods and Beverages That May Affect the Healing Procedure

Refrains from consuming the below-given food and beverages to cause no harm to the healing of your surgical site:

  • Hot drinks
  • Fruit juices
  • Alcohol
  • Hard or sharp foods
  • Nuts
  • Seeds, peppercorns, and other spices
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Pricing and Options

We believe that removing your wisdom teeth shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Have your teeth taken out with Studio Smiles for 40% less than your typical oral surgeon.*

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Removal of 3 or 4 wisdom teeth


Removal of 1 wisdom tooth - Starting from


Oral Sedation - No Extra Fees

General Anaesthesia (claimable under Medicare)


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Fixed transparent fees.
$1500 for all 4 wisdom teeth removed*

Confusing and hidden costs.
$2200 average fee*

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In-full upfront only

1 visit surgery.
All consultations and post-op checks done over telehealth.

3 visit surgery - Travel back and forth multiple times having to wait in the waiting room for every appointment.

Consultation within 24 hours guaranteed.

Wait weeks for your appointment.

Post-op care pack included with everything you need from medications through to soft snacks.

Pay additional fees for medications and receive no post-op care.

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*Final cost will depend on Medicare rebate which will be calculated at time of your consultation.

Experience a Seamless Wisdom Teeth Removal

Are you searching for a simple, affordable, and convenient solution for your wisdom teeth concerns? Look no further than Studio Smiles. Our patient-centered approach to wisdom teeth removal makes it easy for you to get the care you need, from the comfort of your own home.

Easy X-Ray: Start by getting a bulk-billed X-ray at your nearest radiology centre.

Convenient Telehealth Consultation: Schedule a 10-minute telehealth consultation via phone, Zoom, or FaceTime to discuss your X-ray and learn about your surgery options. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions and receive a detailed explanation of the procedure, anaesthesia options, recovery, costs and insurance, deposit, and care package.

Streamlined Surgery Day: If you decide to proceed with surgery, simply schedule your appointment and receive a care package in the mail. On the day of your surgery, you'll receive personalized attention and support to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience.

We'll be with you every step of the way, from completing your digital patient form to receiving reminders and helpful tips leading up to your surgery. With Studio Smiles, you can be confident in your choice for expert wisdom teeth care. Book your telehealth consultation today.

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Do you have persistent pain, swelling, or discomfort in your wisdom teeth? It may be time to consider extraction. Our experienced dental professionals provide exceptional care and personalized solutions for wisdom teeth concerns.

What are wisdom teeth?

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.

How many wisdom teeth do I have?

Most people have four wisdom teeth, although it’s possible to have more or fewer. Wisdom teeth are the backmost molars, and they typically erupt in late adolescence or early adulthood.

Why do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

In many cases, wisdom teeth removal is recommended because there isn’t enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to erupt properly. This can lead to pain, crowding, and other problems. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean properly, which can lead to an increased risk of cavities and infection.

What are the common symptoms to recognise?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

How is the surgery performed?

Wisdom teeth removal is usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and remove the tooth or teeth. In some cases, the surgeon may need to remove some bone tissue to access the tooth. Once the tooth or teeth are removed, the area will be closed with stitches.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of the procedure varies depending on the number of wisdom teeth being removed, but it typically takes around an hour. Will I need to take time off from work/school? Most people take 1-2 days off from work or school following wisdom teeth removal. However, this may vary depending on your individual situation.

What is the recovery process like?

The recovery process from wisdom teeth removal is different for everyone, but in general, it involves some swelling and discomfort for a few days afterwards. You’ll likely be given pain medication to help manage any discomfort. Additionally, you’ll need to eat soft foods and take care when brushing your teeth for the first few days.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are an important final step in completing the dental arch, designed to increase chewing efficiency and aid in proper digestion. Of all 32 teeth that a person develops, wisdom teeth often grow in misaligned due to a lack of space or other complications. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and difficulty eating, necessitating their removal. Although not required for oral health, many healthcare professionals advise taking preventive measures to remove impacted or threatening wisdom teeth prior to any illness or discomfort. Whether extracted proactively or reactively, knowing the anatomy of your dental arch is essential for keeping your smile healthy and functioning properly long-term.

Why do we need to remove wisdom teeth?

Removal of wisdom teeth is an important procedure to preserve oral health and prevent future dental problems. Impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed to prevent overcrowding, decay, gum disease, and damage to adjacent teeth, as well as alleviating the discomfort caused by impacted wisdom teeth. Many dentists recommend scheduling a professional assessment with radiograph (x-ray) images of your mouth before deciding on the best course of action. The procedure may involve sedation depending on the individual situation and desired outcome. Ultimately, removing wisdom teeth is done to protect both your oral health and overall wellbeing.

What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

Impacted wisdom teeth are an extremely common dental issue, and can cause significant discomfort if left untreated. In most adults, due to the jaw not having enough room to accommodate it, a wisdom tooth either pushes against other teeth or remains completely locked below the gums. Impacted wisdom tooth can cause pressure inside the mouth, swollen or bleeding gums and damage to adjacent teeth. If you think you have an impacted wisdom tooth, it’s important that you seek dental care right away. Treatment typically includes removal by an oral surgeon to reduce any pain or future issues associated with this condition.

What are the signs that I need to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

When it comes to evaluating whether or not wisdom teeth should be extracted, it is important to understand the signs that could indicate you should make an appointment with a dentist. If there is any pain or tenderness in the area of your wisdom teeth, this could point towards an issue that should be further examined. Additionally, swelling of the gum tissue around these molars may also necessitate a closer look by a dental professional. If infection or decay has been detected, this creates another strong indication that extraction may be necessary. In some cases, damage to other nearby teeth can be caused by the presence of wisdom teeth and therefore taking them out can prevent further harm.

What are the risks of leaving wisdom teeth in?

Leaving wisdom teeth in can be dangerous to one’s oral health and should not be taken lightly. Wisdom teeth, if left in the mouth, have the potential to cause a great deal of pain and swelling due to their awkward positioning and inefficient eruption. Additionally, they can increase the risk of infection significantly as bacteria may easily build up around them. The presence of wisdom teeth can also lead to damage being done to the surrounding teeth as they could crowd them or misalign them. Lastly, cysts and tumours may arise due to the presence of wisdom teeth that are left untouched. In sum, leaving wisdom teeth permanently in the mouth can lead to a plethora of potentially harmful issues and thus should be addressed in some way.

What is the process for removing wisdom teeth?

Removing wisdom teeth is a highly nuanced process that requires experience and skill. Firstly, it begins with the application of anaesthesia to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Once the patient is comfortable, a dentist will make an incision in their gums to gain access to the impacted or overcrowded wisdom tooth and carefully detach it from the connective tissue holding it in place. With a steady hand and patience, they can then successfully remove the tooth completely. Afterwards, your dentist may provide you with advice on caring for your wound until it heals properly.

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a straight-forward procedure, and patients typically experience minimal levels of pain or discomfort. Though the exact degree of sensitivity will depend on the individual, local or general anaesthesia can be used to help ensure that it’s as easy an experience as possible. Patients should allow themselves to rest in the days following extraction, and take any recommended medications to manage any discomfort and swelling. Ultimately, this procedure will often bring long-term relief from pain related to impacted teeth, making it well worth going through.

How long does it take to recover from wisdom tooth extraction?

It is important to understand that the recovery process following a wisdom tooth extraction does not happen overnight. Typically, it can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks for the area to fully heal and the swelling, pain and tenderness to subside. Furthermore, in order to ensure optimal healing takes place, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions post-surgery including taking prescribed medications, abstaining from physical activity and avoiding hard or crunchy foods during this recovery period.

What should I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

After wisdom tooth extraction, it is recommended to transition into a soft, bland diet. Early on, foods like mashed potatoes, yogurt, and soup should make up the bulk of your diet as they are easy on the sensitive gums. As you continue to heal and feel better each day, you can start to add in more solid foods that provide much needed nutrition. Lean proteins like fish, white meats and legumes are a great choice as are soft fruits and vegetables depending on your healing process. Once the swelling in your jawline has gone down and any soreness is no longer present, it is safe to move onto more chewier dishes such as toast or steamed vegetables. Nutritious eating habits during this recovery phase will ensure a smooth transition back into your normal lifestyle.

Can I drink alcohol after wisdom tooth extraction?

While wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively quick and uncomplicated procedure, the post-operative recovery process should not be taken lightly. While you may be tempted to enjoy a celebratory beverage after your surgery, it is best to abstain from consuming any type of alcohol for at least 24 hours afterward. Alcohol can slow your healing process by increasing implant site bleeding and swelling as well as putting you at risk for developing dry socket – an extremely painful condition common in those who have undergone this type of surgery. Instead, it’s best to stay hydrated with plenty of water and get some much-needed rest.

How long does it take for the hole from the wisdom tooth extraction to heal?

The healing process for a tooth extraction can vary, but generally takes about 1-2 weeks. To ensure the quickest and most successful healing process, it’s essential to follow the instructions provided by your dentist, giving the area ample time to close up again. Additionally, refrain from any activities that may cause irritation to the healing site such as smoking or using straws. Proper care and precaution taken during this time period will lead to more successful healing of the extraction site.

Can wisdom teeth grow back after extraction?

Once a wisdom tooth has been extracted from the mouth, it can never grow back; you’re stuck with however many gaps you have in your smile. There are some cases where a partial eruption of the wisdom teeth is still present after an extraction, but this is usually due to improper tooth extraction techniques or if any bony structures remain in the jawbone. In short, extracted wisdom teeth stay gone for good and it’s important to take proper precautions following extraction to care for the affected area and insure proper healing.

What are the complications of wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine procedure, but can potentially carry certain risks and complications. Pain in the area at the site of removal is one of the more common complications, with swelling and some bleeding being typical in the days following the procedure. Infection can occur if proper aftercare is not taken, including avoiding tough foods and drinking straws for several days or until oral activity feels normal again. Also, as wisdom teeth are located so close to adjacent teeth and tissues, there is a risk that these could be impacted should any sort of difficulty arise during surgery. If this happens, additional interventions may be required to remedy the situation. It’s important to be aware of the potential complications ahead of time so you know what to look out for after undergoing wisdom tooth extraction.

Is wisdom tooth extraction covered by insurance?

When considering wisdom tooth extraction, it is important to research whether or not the procedure is covered by your insurance. After assessing the potential benefits of having your wisdom teeth removed and consulting a healthcare professional, you may have to inquire with your insurance carrier directly to determine coverage. They will provide you with details on what procedures are included in your plan and what costs they can reimburse. Without clarity on these points, you might find yourself responsible for expenses beyond what had been anticipated.

Can wisdom tooth extraction cause headaches?

Headaches are not uncommon after wisdom tooth extraction, especially among certain individuals who suffer from migraines or tension headaches. It is important to let your dentist know if you experience a headache or any other type of discomfort following the procedure, as they may be able to adjust your post-operative care accordingly. While temporary headaches may occur in rare cases due to the extraction, it is still best to warn your dentist so they can provide appropriate follow-up care.

Can wisdom tooth extraction cause nerve damage?

Because wisdom teeth are particularly close to many large nerves, such as the alveolar nerve, it is possible for them to cause nerve damage during their extraction. This can lead to symptoms such as numbness, pins and needles sensations, or tingling in the lower lip, tongue, or chin. Fortunately, any nerve damage sustained from a wisdom tooth extraction is usually temporary so long as the procedure was performed correctly by a qualified professional. With treatment and rest, the affected area should begin to feel back to normal in a few weeks’ time.

Can wisdom teeth extraction cause jaw problems?

As with most medical procedures, wisdom teeth extraction is a process that can pose certain risks. While a straightforward extraction carries little risk of complications, the potential for a misaligned or impacted tooth to cause unusual pressure on the jaw and TMJ joints is possible. It is important for patients to communicate any reservations about jaw problems with their dentist prior to their wisdom teeth extraction in order to identify potential issues ahead of time and develop a safe plan for resolving them.

How long does it take for swelling to go down after wisdom tooth extraction?

After the removal of wisdom teeth, it is common for a certain amount of swelling and minor discomfort to occur. These effects can vary in severity, however generally the swelling reaches its highest peak 48-72 hours after extraction and then gradually reduces over the course of 1-2 weeks until it is gone entirely. It is important to rest and avoid strenuous activity immediately following your extraction procedure to help minimise and manage any discomfort that may arise.

Can wisdom tooth extraction cause dry socket?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure, but dry socket is an all too familiar complication. Dry socket occurs when the protective blood clot that should form at the site of the extraction fails to appear or becomes dislodged. This can cause significant pain and delay healing – both of which are often exacerbated by inflammation at the affected area. Luckily, your dentist has a variety of treatments to combat dry socket and its associated issues, enabling a prompt return to good oral health and comfort.

How long do I need to wait before returning to work after wisdom tooth extraction?

The length of time required to rest and recover after wisdom tooth extraction can range from one day up to a full week depending on the type and scope of work being done. Generally, it is advised to consult with your dentist to get an accurate timeframe for when you can safely return to work. Factors such as the extent of the procedure, individual healing times, as well as the type of job you do can all affect how long you need to wait before going back on the job. To ensure your quick and comfortable recovery, it is best that you follow instructions provided by your dentist regarding how many days off are needed before returning to work.


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