Wisdom Teeth Removal in Campbelltown – What’s Involved?

Some people sail through life with no worries regarding their wisdom teeth, whereas others suffer from pain and discomfort – so much so in fact, that often the best course of action is wisdom teeth removal. Campbelltown patients may feel worried about the thought of tooth extraction but in the majority of cases, there is very little difference compared to standard routine tooth extraction.

Wisdom teeth extraction in Campbelltown can be necessary for a number of reasons. These include:

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Insufficient room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to grow through in their proper places and this can cause damage and discomfort to the neighbouring teeth
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Wisdom teeth can get stuck in the gums or grow through crooked or at an angle. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth. Wisdom teeth removal may be required by the Orthodontist prior to placing braces or invisalign.
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Wisdom teeth can easily become decayed and infected due to lack of access for brushing and flossing trapping bacteria and food debris; Hence wisdom teeth removal is urgently required. (The root canal therapy is not recommended for wisdom teeth).

Wisdom teeth removal in Campbelltown – Does it hurt?

Although some complex cases may mean a patient undergoing oral surgery in Campbelltown under a general anaesthetic, in the majority of cases, all types of problematic wisdom teeth mentioned above can be removed by our experienced dentist chairside with just “Local Anesthesia” using the latest pain free methods.

In these instances, patients will be anaesthetised using patented Vibraject. Here at Available Dental Care, we practice the latest gentle techniques combined with “Relative Analgesics” i.e Happy Gas to ensure the process is quick and comfortable. Because of this, patients shouldn’t feel any discomfort although they may feel some pressure as the tooth is wriggled around and pulled out. Our caring dental nurses are trained in dealing with anxious and phobic patients.

How long does this procedure usually take?

While some wisdom teeth may take longer to remove than others, the surgical procedure for routine wisdom teeth extraction can often be performed in less than 20 minutes.

Wisdom teeth removal – Aftercare

Following wisdom teeth removal, Campbelltown patients are likely to experience some facial swelling and bruising, especially if the wisdom tooth was impacted and require minor oral surgery. You may also feel a dull ache which can usually be eased with over-the-counter painkillers. As with any type of oral surgery, patients should rest and avoid exercise until the site has healed. We provide our patients with customised, well researched prescription medication so called the “A-B-C protocol, as the name suggests that’s how easy it is to follow.

You may also experience some bleeding in spite of having stitches or Oral-Aid, which is a band aid type wound adhesive to protect the wound from infection and reduce the risk of “dry socket” for smokers. This can generally be brought under control by biting down on hard on a folded piece of clean gauze until the bleeding stops. The spare gauze will be given to you on the day of the procedure. However if you have any underlying blood disorders or take blood thinners or “Warfarin” like medication for your heart, you must advise us in the first instance.

Most Campbelltown patients find any postoperative complications disappear within 7-10 days and then they can return to their normal activities. Some of our patients feel just fine to return to work the day after the procedure and others need a few days to recover and resume normal activities.

Wisdom teeth removal in Campbelltown – Main points

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Wisdom teeth removal is one of our most common dental procedures done safely and comfortable by our experienced dentist.
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Modern dental technology coupled with sedation dentistry means that it is a comfortable and (in most cases) a speedy process
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Extraction can be carried out under sedation (sleep dentistry), by a Specialist Sedationist who will be onsite to provide this service. Typically though, the process is done chairside under local anesthetics and happy gas.

If you’re suffering from problematic wisdom teeth and think they may require extraction, then come and speak to our experienced dental team today. You can book online or call Available Dental Care on (02) 4062 8763.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. That is why we take all precautionary measures and require timely planning. For complex cases, we will take 3D x-rays called Cone Beam CT scan -or CBCT for short-, which are also used for guided implant surgery, to visualise high resolution anatomic structures, impacted wisdom surgery and orthodontics to ensure safety of our patients and minimise post operative complications.