Wisdom Teeth Removal in Perth
At Beyond Smiles Dental, our experienced team of Perth dentists provide expert advice on wisdom teeth removal. With family dentistry clinics in Bertram, Stirling, Kardinya, Yanchep and Claremont, we provide high quality and holistic dental care. We’re able to tailor a removal plan to best support your requirements and offer on-the-spot health insurance claims processed using HICAPS.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
If you’re in your teens or early twenties, it’s likely that your dentist has recommended checking on how, if at all, your wisdom teeth are coming through. Often starting to emerge as we near adulthood, wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to come through.
Anywhere from zero to all four wisdom teeth may emerge, coming in either straight, crooked or sometimes not at all. If recommended, removing wisdom teeth early is important. Late wisdom teeth removal can result in more complicated procedures and extended recovery times.
Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
For some people, wisdom teeth emerge with no problems. For others, wisdom teeth may emerge on an angle, appear stuck underneath gums or impact and push against existing teeth and molars.
The emergence of wisdom teeth is often the cause of swelling, pain and infections in the jaw and mouth. Even if you aren’t experiencing pain, healthy wisdom teeth are often extremely difficult to keep clean. If wisdom teeth aren’t removed, tooth decay on and between the teeth and adjacent molars is likely to occur.
For pain, swelling and infections caused by wisdom teeth, undergoing a removal procedure is the only way to resolve issues. Risks and complications increase the longer you leave your wisdom teeth, so tackling the problem sooner rather than later is advisable.
At Beyond Smiles Dental, our experienced dentists complete comprehensive dental examinations and analyse x-ray images of your mouth to determine if wisdom teeth removal is necessary.
What to Expect
If your dentist recommends having your wisdom teeth removed, you have a number of different options.
Your dentist will recommend a treatment option tailored to you depending on the complexity of your case. For most procedures, wisdom teeth are removed under local anaesthesia to block pain receptors in your gums. For more complicated procedures, you may be admitted into hospital to be put under general anaesthesia.
Following your wisdom teeth removal, your dentist will provide you with specific instructions on how to best speed up your recovery. We recommend treating swelling with ice for the first 36 hours, staying hydrated and avoiding straws and smoking to prevent dislodging clots formed over the removal site.
Pain management involves readily available over the counter solutions, including paracetamol and naproxen. Prescription pain medication may be offered depending on your procedure. Your dentist will recommend the most appropriate pain management strategy according to your needs.
Simple and Pain-Free Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you’re experiencing pain or swelling or want to know more about the condition of your wisdom teeth, book an appointment at your local Beyond Smiles Dental clinic. Our experienced dentists can diagnose the stage of your wisdom teeth and create a tailored treatment plan for removal.
Don’t put off getting your wisdom teeth removed; contact us to find out how simple and pain-free wisdom teeth removal can be.