Wisdom Teeth Removal
“My Wisdom Teeth Are Coming in…Now What?”
Wisdom teeth are the last four teeth in your mouth to appear. For most people, they usually show up in their late teens or early twenties.
Often, wisdom teeth are not welcome additions to the mouth. They can negatively affect alignment and cause pain.
Here at Hills Dental, our team performs wisdom teeth removal in Pennant Hills to protect your oral health.
Read on to learn more about this procedure and why you may need it.
Types of Tooth Extractions
Simple extractions remove teeth that are visible in your mouth. You might need this procedure if you have diseased, fractured, or otherwise awkward teeth.
With a simple procedure, the dentist usually administers a local anaesthetic to numb the removal site.
A surgical extraction is for teeth that have yet to erupt – or become visible in the mouth. They are necessary for impacted wisdom teeth.
You might also need surgical removal if you have a genetic condition that leads to more than the typical 28 teeth, or for oral procedures (such as braces) to get rid of a tooth that is in the way.
Do I Need Teeth Extraction Services?
Wisdom teeth that have impacted, or stuck below the gums, will grow at odd angles. It can lead to various problems, including:
- Mouth pain
- Bite problems
- Jaw and nerve damage
- Inflamed gums
- Sinus issues
- Misalignment of the teeth
Wisdom teeth removal can prevent these serious issues from arising down the line.
Not sure if you need this procedure? Contact our team of dental professionals, and we can discuss wisdom teeth removal in Pennant Hills as an option for you.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process & What to Expect
Your Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss the specifics of your surgery. They will gather the following information from you:
- Any current health problems
- Your preferred method of anaesthesia (local, IV sedation, general)
- Any medications you are currently taking
Once you have a day and time set for your wisdom teeth removal in Pennant Hills, you will need to arrange transportation. You will not be able to drive home the day of your procedure, so ensure that you have a reliable way to get home.
Your Surgery Day
To start, your dentist will administer the type of anaesthesia that you discussed at your initial consultation.
During the procedure, your dentist will make an incision in your gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. They will gain access to the tooth root and remove the tooth in question. Then, your dentist will stitch up the wound and place gauze over the extraction site to encourage clotting.
Because you will either be asleep or numb at the surgical site, you will not feel any pain during your procedure.
After Your Procedure
After your wisdom tooth removal in Pennant Hills, you will have some recovery time. Once you feel well enough, you are free to go home. At home, make sure to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions carefully.
Offer you a complimentary review appointment after surgery to make sure that the site has healed well.
You will experience some swelling and bruising following your procedure. Use ibuprofen, an ice pack, and any medication prescribed by your dentist to manage the pain. To prevent infection, perform a saltwater rinse as directed by your dentist.
You should call your dentist if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Excessive bleeding
- Difficulty with swallowing or breathing
- Severe pain that will not subside
- Swelling that worsens
Frequency Asked Questions
The recovery process can take up to two weeks.
Only eat soft foods like applesauce and yogurt for the first 24 hours after your surgery. You can slowly introduce harder foods back into your routine, but be careful not to agitate your stitches.
Why Choose Our Dental Office for Your Wisdom Teeth Removal?
You may just need one wisdom tooth removed or all four. No matter the case, we will create an effective plan to prioritise your comfort and care.
We use the most modern dental equipment and techniques to perform your surgery and preserve your oral health.
Our operating rooms and waiting area are pristine and relaxing, so you will always be in a calming environment.
Book Your Appointment Today!
Are you looking for reliable dentists to perform wisdom teeth removal in Pennant Hills? Get in touch with Hills Dental! Call (02) 9484 6082 us or book your appointment online.