Wisdom teeth removal
In most people, wisdom teeth only emerge partially or grow sideways, causing a wide variety of complications. They may even remain trapped underneath the gum and bone, being unable to break through into the mouth and causing a lot of pain. Most people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent other dental issues from forming.
Ashfield Dental Centre’s Dr Eylul Farahani has extracted thousands of wisdom teeth for her patients for over 12 years. She is an experienced, gentle and friendly dental surgeon who works with plenty of qualified dental and medical anaesthetists in Westmead and Sydney Dental Hospitals to make your wisdom teeth removal safe, easy and comfortable through sleep dentistry.
Your dentist will often be able to remove your wisdom teeth in the chair with a local anaesthetic. However, a more complex surgery under general anaesthetic may need to be performed if the teeth are severely impacted or beneath the bone. This will incur additional costs, which your dentist will discuss with you.
After they’re sure you won’t be in pain, your dentist will make an incision in your gum to expose the wisdom tooth. The incision will be widened enough to give your dentist clear access and your teeth will then be removed through the opening.
Once your wisdom teeth are removed, your dentist will stitch the incisions closed (although this isn’t always necessary) and place gauze over the extraction site to ease the bleeding.
After the procedure, your dentist will give you take-home care instructions. You’ll need to make sure you follow your dentist’s instructions to make sure the healing process goes to plan. A check-up appointment may be scheduled a few weeks from your surgery date to make sure your mouth is healing correctly.
The decision to remove your wisdom teeth needs to be made in consultation with a licensed dentist who is highly experienced in this area. Our team of dedicated professionals at Ashfield Dental Centre will work with you to help you make the best possible decisions about your wisdom teeth and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. To book a consultation, contact our Sydney clinic.