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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal BroadmeadowAt The Smile Factory, we provide a wide range of dental treatments and procedures to ensure you’re in optimum oral health. Just one of these includes wisdom teeth removal, which aims to alleviate pain, discomfort, and associated complications which arise with problematic wisdom teeth.

Our wisdom teeth (also known as a our third molars) usually erupt during your late teens or early to mid-twenties. While many patients won’t experience wisdom tooth problems, others will find that complications arise. Thankfully, the experienced The Smile Factory team are here to help!

When Do Wisdom Teeth Require Extraction?

There are a few reasons why a wisdom tooth will need to be removed, with all of these leading to other complications if not treated early enough. These reasons include:

  • The tooth is trapped in the jaw and can’t erupt
  • The tooth is showing signs of decay
  • The tooth is causing swelling, pain, and / or discomfort
  • The tooth is blocked or impacted by surrounding teeth

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Extraction of one or more wisdom teeth is similar to a normal dental extraction, however it is slightly more complex – especially if the wisdom tooth is located under the gum line or trapped within the jaw bone. The procedure takes 30-60 minutes, depending on how many wisdom teeth are being extracted.

Appropriate sedation will be applied (including local or general anaesthesia) before the oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum (if required) and gently remove the tooth using specialised equipment. The site may then be sealed using dissolvable stitches. Our oral health care professionals will also provide you with pain management medication and antibiotics to assist with your recovery.

Are your wisdom teeth causing you grief? If you suspect something may be wrong, please schedule an appointment at The Smile Factory as soon as possible so our friendly team can help you!

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Broadmeadow, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4037 0903