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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Girl holding jaw in painDuring your late teenage years or early twenties, the molars in the back of your mouth begin to grow in. These teeth are called your wisdom teeth. Since they’re the last to erupt, there may not be ample space in your mouth for them. When this occurs, they will become impacted, trying to push up through your gums but being unable to due to a lack of space.

If you or your teen are having troubles with your wisdom teeth, it may be time to have them extracted. You’ll be in good hands with the team at Champion Family Dental.

Experienced in Performing Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Dentist Dr Darren Chai joins the team at Champion Family Dental with a depth of expertise on wisdom teeth extractions. We can even complete more complex extractions on-site at our clinic. In rare cases, we will refer you to a specialist. If the tooth lies close to nerves and has a great deal of bone material holding it in, you may benefit from seeing a specialist to have your wisdom teeth extracted.

The first step is to see us for a consultation. At this time, we’ll perform an examination including taking an OPG, which is a panoramic radiograph. This image allows us to see exactly where your wisdom teeth lie in your mouth. Typically, wisdom teeth become impacted in the mouth, meaning a surgical procedure is necessary.

We’ll perform the surgical procedure, then apply any stitches as needed. In total, having your wisdom teeth extracted takes about 60-90 minutes. The duration of your procedure will depend on how impacted the teeth are and how many teeth need to be taken out.

Do I need to take time off work to recover from a wisdom teeth extraction?

With wisdom teeth, we recommend a few days to a week off work depending on the procedure. We’ll let we know what we think is appropriate for your case so that you can plan accordingly.

Are there certain situations in which you don't have to have wisdom teeth extracted?

Some people don’t need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. If there is enough space in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow in, and they come through the gums as they should, they will not need to be removed.

How do I know if I'll need to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

The only way to find out if you need a wisdom teeth extraction is to have a consultation with us. You’ll come in for an appointment and let us examine you. We’ll look at the placement of your wisdom teeth with our OPG machine. From this information, we’ll discuss what we think is necessary with you and why making sure you feel fully informed before making a decision.

What kinds of problems can wisdom teeth cause?

Wisdom teeth are susceptible to infection and can cause misalignment of established teeth. We find that many of our patients have teeth that have become overlapped or crooked after wisdom teeth emerge and therefore require orthodontic treatment.

Beyond these issues, keeping wisdom teeth for extended periods can lead to gum issues and gum disease. Because of the location of wisdom teeth in the back of the mouth, they are typically misaligned, so are difficult to clean and keep clean. Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults and is highly harmful to oral health. In addition, those that retain their wisdom teeth are more likely to experience headaches, toothaches and facial pain.

Is there pain involved in having your wisdom teeth taken out?

No matter which procedure you have with us, we want you to be comfortable. We will administer a local anaesthetic to your mouth before we start with your wisdom teeth extraction. We’ll only begin the procedure once you agree that you are fully numbed and ready to proceed.

Do you offer sedation dentistry?

Yes. In addition to the usual anaesthetic options, we offer intravenous (IV) sedation and general anaesthetic. IV sedation can be done in the practice with the help of a dentist who performs twilight sedation. If you choose general anaesthetic, your procedure will be done in hospital. General anaesthetic will mean you wake up after your extraction with no memory of what has occurred.

Book Your Appointment Today

Whether you have a specific concern about your oral health or just want to book in for a checkup and clean, we’re here for you. Contact our team today to set up your consultation for wisdom teeth extractions Armadale! Your health fund rebate can be claimed on the spot with our HICAPS machine.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Your dentist is a qualified practitioner who will discuss risks and benefits with you, to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment.


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