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Wisdom Teeth

Affordable & Safe Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many Australians will need their wisdom teeth removed during their teens or early adulthood. However, wisdom teeth removal is up there with root canals as one of the most feared dental procedures you can have. 

If you’re nervous about the procedure, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll put your mind at ease by explaining the process, before, during, and after the procedure. 

At King Street Dental, your comfort and safety are our number one priority.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth (also known as the third molars) are teeth at the back of your mouth, which tend to come through in your teenage years or early twenties. A dentist will sometimes notice them during routine check-up, or you might begin to feel pain as they start to come in.

Some wisdom teeth come in (erupt) and function without issue in your mouth.  The problem arises when wisdom teeth come in at the wrong angle or get stuck trying to come out, causing intense pain and requiring removal.

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

Your wisdom teeth can become stuck (impacted) if there is not enough room in your mouth for them to grow. Sometimes they will come out at the wrong angle (impaction), pushing up against your gums or other teeth and causing intense pain and risk of infection.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

If your wisdom teeth have grown in too little, too much, crooked, or are impacted, you may need to have them removed. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause dental decay, causing damage to nearby teeth and gums and become a dental emergency. Leaving your wisdom teeth can also cause overcrowding of your mouth and teeth to misalign.  

Some indications you might need your wisdom teeth removed:

//  Intense pain

//  Infection of nearby gum tissue

//  Increased crowding of your teeth

//  Increased pressure inside your mouth

//  Wisdom teeth make it hard to properly brush

//  Wisdom teeth are growing at odd angles

//  Wisdom teeth prevent your dentist from performing other procedures

What Does A Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure Involve?

Like most dental procedures, your wisdom teeth procedure will start with a thorough examination of your mouth using X-rays to determine the stage of growth position.  

You will  be given a numbing agent so you shouldn't feel any pain, and sedation if needed. The type of anaesthesia or sedation depends on the severity of the surgery needed.

//  Local anesthetic - you will remain fully awake and may feel some slight pressure, but will not feel any pain.

//  IV Sedation - you are awake but in a lesser state of consciousness and will not remember much of the procedure.

Sometimes removing the top wisdom teeth is no more difficult than removing any other teeth.

The bottom teeth can be more difficult. Your dentist will gently expose the wisdom teeth by cutting the gum around the tooth and removing it. They may need to remove some bone to help with extraction.

After the procedure, you receive specific written instructions outlined by your dentist to help you manage the wound and ensure it does not develop infection. Care often includes padding the exposed hole with gauze to encourage blood clotting.

After wisdom tooth surgery, you may need to take pain killers and stick to soft or liquid foods while you recover. Try to avoid smoking, alcohol, very hot/cold foods, blowing your nose, or physical activity for 72 hours.  

Using the latest technology with a gentle touch, your experienced King Street Dentist will leave you feeling comfortable and safe with your procedure.

Call us today to book in your consultation.

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Where To Find King Street Dental

King Street Dental is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

We have plenty of parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.