Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom Teeth Removal

wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal in St Kilda

Wisdom teeth are the third or final set of molars that grow during the late teens or early 20s. If your teeth are misaligned, they can put pressure on surrounding teeth and crowd the mouth, which makes it difficult for the tooth to erupt. When a wisdom tooth gets impacted due to inadequate space in the mouth, the dentists at Chapel Gate Dental can provide wisdom tooth removal. We will examine your general oral health and take an X-ray to determine the exact condition of your wisdom teeth. Based on our findings, we may recommend removal to avoid uncomfortable symptoms.

Common Reasons to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth can cause serious issues and complications, especially when they erupt. Below are some common reasons for requiring wisdom teeth extraction:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum infection
  • Pressure pain
  • Orthodontic reasons
  • Prosthetic reasons
  • Cyst formation

What the Procedure Involves

The procedure for our wisdom teeth removal in St Kilda involves the following steps:

  • Local sedation or general anaesthesia is used to numb your mouth.
  • An incision will be made in the gum to gain access to the bone and tooth.
  • The tooth will be broken into several pieces in case of difficulty.
  • The extraction site is thoroughly cleaned to remove remaining debris.
  • The site is stitched up to speed up the healing process.
  • Cotton gauze is placed over the site to stop bleeding

Post-Operative Care Instructions

To promote optimal healing after wisdom teeth extraction, you need to follow the instructions given below:

  • Don’t disturb the wound, avoid touching the site and chew on the opposite side of your mouth for the first 24 hours
  • Don’t smoke, as this can encourage bleeding
  • Don’t spit or use a straw, as this can dislodge the blood clot and cause a dry socket
  • Use sterile gauze pads to control the bleeding and promote clot development
  • Use a cold pack to reduce swelling
  • Avoid strenuous activities for a week after the procedure
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after surgery
  • Eat soft foods and avoid hot beverages and spicy foods for a few days after surgery

Make an Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort around your wisdom teeth, give us a call on (03) 9531 3742 to schedule an appointment at our clinic. We can check for problematic wisdom teeth and assist you with your wisdom dental emergency.

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