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 much pressure on the neighboring teeth and even crowd the mouth, making it difficult for the wisdom tooth to erupt. When the wisdom tooth gets impacted or when there is inadequate space in the mouth, the dentists at Chapel Gate Dental will examine your general oral health and take X-ray to determine the exact condition of your wisdom tooth at clinic near Balaclava. Based on our finding, we will recommend having them removed to avoid uncomfortable symptoms.
Local sedation or general anesthesia 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.
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
To promote healing, you need to follow the instructions given below:
Don’t disturb the wound, by avoiding touching the site and chewing 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.
If you experience pain or discomfort around your wisdom tooth, call 03 9531 3742 and schedule an appointment with us today. We will check for problematic wisdom teeth and assist you with our Wisdom tooth extraction services near Balaclava.