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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

A Vital Solution for Dental Health

Wisdom teeth extraction, also known as third molar extraction, is a common dental procedure where the third set of molars, called wisdom teeth, are removed. These teeth usually emerge during the late teens or early twenties, but they often don’t have enough room to properly erupt and can cause various dental issues if left untreated.

Here are some key points about wisdom teeth extraction:

Reasons for extraction

Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted for various reasons, including impaction (when they don’t fully emerge through the gum line), crowding of other teeth, improper alignment, decay, gum disease, or the development of cysts or tumours.

The extraction procedure is typically performed by an oral surgeon or a dentist. Depending on the complexity of the case, the procedure may be done under local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia. The dentist or surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue, remove any bone blocking access to the tooth, and then extract the tooth.

Recovery time varies from person to person, but generally, it takes a few days to a couple of weeks to fully recover from wisdom teeth extraction. During this time, it’s important to follow post-operative instructions provided by the dentist or oral surgeon, which may include taking prescribed pain medications, eating soft foods, avoiding strenuous activities, and keeping the extraction site clean.

While complications from wisdom teeth extraction are rare, they can include dry socket (when the blood clot that forms after extraction becomes dislodged), infection, nerve damage, and damage to surrounding teeth or structures. Following post-operative care instructions can help minimize the risk of complications.

In some cases, if wisdom teeth are not causing any problems and are not likely to cause problems in the future, they may not need to be extracted. However, regular monitoring by a dentist is important to ensure they’re not causing any issues.

The cost of wisdom teeth extraction can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the extraction, the need for anaesthesia, and geographic location. It’s best to check with your dental insurance provider to see what portion of the cost is covered.

Advised Procedure

If you’re considering wisdom teeth extraction or have been advised to undergo the procedure, it’s essential to consult with a qualified dental professional at Ashmore Smiles Family Dental Care to evaluate your specific situation and provide personalised recommendations and care.

Katrina Carey
Katrina Carey
3 May 2024
I am so thankful for this team! They made me comfortable, they were quick and it was relatively painless (a lot less than I as anticipating). Congratulations on getting it right!!! See you in 6 months…
madisonwest
madisonwest
25 April 2024
Incredible difference from my last dentist! Dr Sharma was instantly aware of my teeth , concerns and created a solid and appropriate plan moving forward which was explained in real and practical terms I felt totally comfortable and cared for. Thank you Kelly Christie and Dr Sharma.
Greg Kay
Greg Kay
23 April 2024
Very friendly and helpful would highly recommend
Bianca Holloway
Bianca Holloway
11 April 2024
I felt they really cared about me as a customer, they took great care and were very gentle.
gemma holmes
gemma holmes
10 April 2024
These ladies are so sweet and made me feel so so comfortable, they’ve helped me so much already and are definitely going to be the only dentist i go to. I’m thankful i discovered them and would recommend them to anybody!💖
Richie Edmonds
Richie Edmonds
1 April 2024
I just wanted to say kelly the receptionist and dr neetu. Does an amazing job there it will be my 4th visit There and I know I will be in good hands. Hands down I recommend Ashmore smile's this will be my new dinstst Ashmore smile's.
Nick Barson
Nick Barson
28 March 2024
Hate the dentist! Until I came to this joint :) They are great staff and the process was the least painful I’ve had so far. This is the new local ! And not for stubbies :)
Beverley Taggart
Beverley Taggart
21 March 2024
So good to find a dentist that is very experienced and is very informative about treatment needed etc .All the staff are friendly & welcoming highly recommended.
L M Richardson
L M Richardson
15 March 2024
What a wonderful experience, from the moment I called and spoke to the Lovely receptionist Kelly, through to the kind, caring and gentle hand of Dr Neetu. I 100% recommend Ashmore Smiles. This will definitely be our new family Dentist. Thanks again.