Come to Aria Dental Perth for your wisdom teeth issues. If you require a wisdom tooth to be removed, we offer expertise in wisdom teeth removal with excellent pain control and minimal discomfort or disruption to your daily life.
As a part of the wisdom teeth removal process, we offer various forms of sleep dentistry (sedation) to facilitate the removal of your wisdom teeth and to ensure your utmost comfort during the procedure.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
It is common for people not to have enough room in their jaws to accommodate thirty two teeth.
If all the other teeth are present and healthy there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly, resulting in the wisdom teeth becoming ‘impacted’.
Some impacted wisdom teeth may not cause any immediate problems however some may cause severe problems.
Wisdom teeth can often cause pain and swelling which “settles down” once they push through the gum, only to recur again.
Common problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Food Trap
- Resorption of adjacent tooth
More about Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through the gums usually in the late teens or early twenties, and in some cases they may never erupt. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth.
Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure.
If one or more require removal it is best to have them done as soon as possible before the problem becomes worse.
In young people the roots of the wisdom teeth have not fully formed and the surrounding bone is softer. This allows for easier wisdom teeth removal with less risk of complications and damage to nerves, bone and other teeth.
Before removing your wisdom teeth, your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the area where the teeth will be removed.
Sedation is often used, particularly if you are nervous or anxious, or if you simply would like to be “asleep” for the procedure.
It is best to seek the advice of a dental professional regarding the decision to remove your wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure
If one or more require removal it is best to have them done as soon as possible before the problem becomes worse. In young patients, the roots of the wisdom teeth have not fully formed and the surrounding bone is softer. This allows for easier wisdom teeth extraction with less risk of complications and damage to nerves, bone and other teeth.
What to Expect Following Wisdom Teeth Removal
After you have had your wisdom teeth or tooth removed, you may experience:
- Swelling of your mouth and cheeks. This is often worse for the first few days but will gradually improve.
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth.
- Pain, which varies with each patient.
- Irritation from the sutures. These will be removed at your post-operative review appointment.
Post-operatively you will need to:
- Avoid rinsing, spitting and drinking hot drinks or eating anything hard.
- Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol.
- Eat soft or liquid food for a few days and try to avoid chewing directly onto the area to avoid discomfort.
- Use appropriate analgesics for pain relief such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.
A post-operative review appointment will be scheduled to remove any sutures placed and ensure you are comfortable during the healing phase.
Why Aria Dental?
At Aria Dental all our dentists are well trained in current dental practices, and well experienced with wisdom teeth assessment and removal. We understand your possible concerns, and work to ensure this procedure is performed as gently as possible with minimum pain and discomfort. If you have any issues with your wisdom teeth please do not hesitate to make an appointment and have it assessed immediately.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Our wisdom teeth removal services are offered and used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. In particular and because of our Perth CBD location we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.