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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Teen in dental chairAt Smile Creation, wisdom teeth can be removed in-house by our gentle, experienced team. Wisdom teeth are the last molars, which usually erupt in the late teens or early twenties and can cause a variety of problems that affect your overall oral health.

If they are causing more harm than good, having them comfortably removed can protect your smile for years to come. We strive to reduce any discomfort you may feel and offer sedation dentistry when necessary.

Our team have a preventative dentistry focus so we can keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy for life. Extractions are one of the most common dental procedures done here at Smile Creation.

When to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are the very last set of molars right at the back of your mouth. They grow in stages typically during your 20’s. You may find some days they feel sensitive or in pain, then the pain subsides after a few days. This is most likely due to them growing through your gums.

It is important to maintain six-monthly checkups with us so we can ensure your wisdom teeth are growing in a healthy way for the rest of your teeth. Sometimes, they can cause impact to the surrounding teeth which as a result causes a misaligned smile.

If you don’t have enough space for these last molars, you may need them removed to avoid future complications to the rest of your teeth. Some other reasons wisdom teeth may need to be extracted include:

  • When the wisdom tooth grows in a way that’s easy for tooth decay buildup and gum disease to occur
  • Impacted teeth surrounding the wisdoms
  • Partial eruptions
  • Crowding teeth
Wisdom teeth have a higher risk of infection which can spread to the neighbouring teeth. If we think your wisdom teeth may cause complications, we may recommend you have them removed.

Comfortable Oral Surgery

At Smile Creation, it is our goal to give you a comfortable and relaxed experience at our practice. Once we decide your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted, you can have the surgery completed under a conscious sedation.

Our experienced dental anaesthetist will meet with you and determine if you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation treatments are considered a peaceful and relaxed experience.

The recovery time when waking up out of sedation is typically between 1-3 hours. You will need someone to drive you home following your appointment. If you require a cab or uber, our reception staff can help you book one following your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a wisdom tooth extraction take?

Wisdom tooth extraction can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. It really depends on how many wisdom teeth need to be extracted and the complexity of the case.

It is one of the most common oral surgery, same-day procedures done here at Smile Creation.

Will you explain my homecare instructions?

At your appointment, we ensure every patient walks away understanding exactly how they need to care for their teeth at home.

We will also suggest what pain relief you can use and how often, as well as how to best look after the sensitive wisdom tooth area.

Do you accept private health funds?

We accept all major health funds and have a HICAPS on site for fast, on-the-spot claims. If you have any question regarding your health fund coverage, we ask you call your provider prior to your treatment.

Book Your Wisdom Tooth Exam

Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain or discomfort? Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Health funds accepted and payment plans available.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal Bundoora, Mill Park, Greensborough VIC | (03) 9467 5548