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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Overview

Wisdom tooth extraction or removal is a common procedure that helps to eliminate the pain caused by problematic wisdom tooth development.

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, generally coming through in your late 20’s.  Some people’s jaw can be too small to accommodate the new wisdom teeth comfortably. This is why the development of wisdom teeth commonly causes pain and discomfort that can lead to more serious issues that require wisdom tooth removal.

It is important that they are removed as they can cause severe pain, infections and damage to the surrounding jawbone and teeth.


Additional Information

Common problems with Wisdom teeth:

Gum disease
Teeth crowding
Poor position


After Surgery

We advise that you avoid:

Rinsing your mouth out with liquid too vigorously.
Sucking on a straw
Smoking and alcohol
Consuming hot liquids, such as tea or soup.
Minimise physical activity


Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

No, not everyone has wisdom teeth. Many people have 4 wisdom teeth but some people may only have one, two or three. Some don’t have them at all.

I'm scared about having my wisdom teeth extracted. Can I be sedated?

If you are scared or worried about wisdom teeth extraction please call our patient care team on 046 9033309. We can answer any questions you may have and alleviate any fears.

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