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Wisdom Teeth

Get exceptional care from us!

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molar teeth at the most distal (rear) part of the mouth. Most adults have 4 wisdom teeth, one on each of the 4 quadrants of the mouth. Generally, wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 16 – 25.

How do I know if they need to be removed?

Contrary to what most people think, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed.

At Simply Teeth, we only recommend the removal of wisdom teeth for the following reasons:

  • Wisdom teeth not growing in the right direction. If there is insufficient space in the jaw for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they can become impacted in the bone. This can lead to discomfort and pain.
  • Patient is unable to clean around the teeth. Wisdom teeth can grow in varying positions. This can make cleaning around wisdom teeth an impossible task.
  • Decay and gum disease around the wisdom tooth. If the area around the wisdom teeth is not kept clean, the gums and the tooth can become infected, leading to discomfort. In serious cases, facial swelling can occur and cause breathing difficulties.
  • Wisdom tooth causing pain and/or infection. If the wisdom tooth is causing the patient any form of discomfort..

Wisdom teeth causing food packing resulting in gum disease and decay

Wisdom teeth not growing in the right direction.

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What does the procedure involve?

Prior to removing your wisdom teeth, a consult with one of our friendly dentists at Simply Teeth West Perth is arranged. At this appointment, an X-ray (OPG) may be taken to assess the position of the wisdom teeth as well as key structures such as the Inferior Alveolar Nerve and floor of the sinus.

Our dentists at Simply Teeth West Perth will then discuss the risks and benefits, costs, and options available for the procedure to help you make an informed decision.

Risks of removing wisdom teeth

  • Dry socket (where a blood clot fails to form)
  • Nerve injury (could be temporary or even permanent)
  • Sinus perforation (a communication is formed between the floor of your nose and mouth)
  • Infection of the area

Sedation options

Simply Teeth offers a variety of sedation options to help you reduce the pain during dental treatments.

We endeavour to make wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible.

At Simply Teeth, we ensure that the removal of wisdom teeth is done as painlessly as possible. You can elect to have the procedure done under general anaesthesia. Alternatively, you may elect to include other forms of sedation in addition to local anaesthesia.

Not sure if you need your wisdom teeth removed? Book a consult with us today so we can answer any queries you have.

Frequently Asked Questions

My wisdom teeth are coming through. What should I do?
If your wisdom teeth are coming in and you’re experiencing pain or other problems, we recommend that you book a consultation with us. Our team can assess your situation and recommend the best course of action.
How complicated will the procedure be?
The complexity of the procedure will depend on the position of your wisdom teeth and the extent of damage that has been done. Our team will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect after your consultation.
Can I be put to sleep?
Yes, we offer sedation dentistry for our patients who are anxious or have a fear of dental procedures. We understand that going to the dentist can be stressful, so we offer sedation options to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your appointment.
What are the risks involved with having my wisdom teeth removed?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved with having your wisdom teeth removed like bleeding, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. However, our team will take every precaution to ensure that you are as safe as possible.
How long will it take to heal?
The healing process varies from person to person, but most patients recover within a few days. We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth after surgery.
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