Wisdom Teeth Extraction
What to Expect
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Albury
Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or multiple wisdom teeth — the 4 permanent teeth located at the back of your mouth on the top and bottom.
If a wisdom tooth does not have enough room to grow, resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it removed.
To prevent future problems, some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren’t currently causing problems.
Problems with Wisdom Teeth
You’ll likely need your wisdom tooth pulled if it results in problems such as:
- Pain and discomfort
- Trapping food behind the wisdom tooth
- Infection or periodontal (gum) disease
- Decay in a partially erupted wisdom tooth
- Damage to an adjacent tooth or surrounding bone
- Formation of a fluid-filled sac around the wisdom tooth
- Complications with orthodontic treatments
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
Before the extraction, the procedure will be explained to you.
You will be given a local anaesthetic injection to numb the area around the tooth. Pressure can be felt just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist needs to widen the tooth socket by moving the tooth back and forth.
A small incision in the gum is usually necessary, and the tooth may need to be divided into smaller pieces before it’s removed.
After the wisdom teeth extraction procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort, both inside and outside your mouth.
Occasionally, some mild bruising may also be visible. This is usually worse for the first 3 days, but it can last up to 2 weeks.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Albury
The extraction of wisdom teeth, especially impacted teeth, is a serious oral surgery procedure. Post-op care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection can be minimised if the instructions are followed carefully.
Contact us today and schedule an appointment.
We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are wisdom teeth?
At what age do people grow wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and erupt in your mouth. They erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the “Age of Wisdom.”
Why is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?
If they are impacted and cause crowding, we recommend removing them to prevent damage to the neighbouring teeth.
If they grow in the correct position, it is not necessary to have them extracted.