Safe removal of wisdom teeth in Everton Park and Mitchelton

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 to 25. They don't always need to be extracted, but wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you have pain or other symptoms of a wisdom tooth problem.

Wisdom tooth pain may be caused by an infection or cyst around the tooth or pressure from wisdom teeth growing in and pushing against your other teeth. If you're experiencing wisdom tooth pain or discomfort, make an appointment to see our dentists in Everton Park or Mitchelton so we can examine your mouth and discuss your symptoms and treatment options.

Call our Everton Park dentists on (07) 3355 1422 or our Mitchelton dentists on (07) 3354 3341 or use the booking form opposite to book a consultation at Swish Dental today for wisdom tooth removal in Brisbane and pain relief advice.

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Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

The average adult mouth has 32 teeth, but not everyone's jaw is large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth. This may lead to problems such as:

Impacted teeth

If there isn't enough space in your jaw for extra teeth, a wisdom tooth may get stuck inside the gum (impacted). This can cause pain as it pushes against your other teeth or it can lead to a cyst forming.

Gum infection

Impacted wisdom teeth can also sometimes cause bacterial infections in the gum. This can lead to periodontal (gum) disease and eventually tooth loss if it isn't treated by a dentist in time.

Crowding

Wisdom teeth that erupt in a small jaw can push the surrounding teeth out of alignment. This may make eating or brushing and flossing more difficult and increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Crowding

Wisdom teeth that erupt in a small jaw can push the surrounding teeth out of alignment. This may make eating or brushing and flossing more difficult and increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Crowding

Wisdom teeth that erupt in a small jaw can push the surrounding teeth out of alignment. This may make eating or brushing and flossing more difficult and increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Sore gums

Wisdom teeth are so far back in the mouth that they are difficult to keep clean. We recommend brushing around the gum of the wisdom teeth for an extra 5 seconds every day to remove bacteria and keep the gum healthy. If you are still getting wisdom tooth pain then get in touch.

When to see a dentist

If you're feeling wisdom tooth pain, there's probably already a problem with your teeth. Wisdom tooth pain is a common problem that can affect teenagers and adults. It could be a temporary pain that will go away on its own or a symptom of a more serious problem that needs the attention of a dentist.

Our Brisbane dentists Dr Aiden and Dr Christine have extensive experience treating wisdom teeth problems. During your consultation, we'll try to find out what's causing your pain and draw up your personalised treatment plan. Depending on your situation, we may recommend wisdom teeth removal, cleaning to remove an infection or home remedies to help relieve wisdom tooth pain.

How can I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

If you don't have a serious problem with your wisdom teeth, but you still feel pain, we may recommend home remedies such as:

  • taking pain relief medication
  • rinsing your mouth with warm salt water
  • applying ice or a cold compress to your cheek.

We can also discuss other treatments for tooth pain.

Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

If your wisdom teeth aren't causing a serious problem, they don't usually need to be removed. However, our dentists also offer early wisdom teeth removal as a preventive measure if x-rays suggest that the tooth may cause problems later.

We also provide risk assessments for teenage patients, as this can lower the risk of problems developing later and provide better outcomes for wisdom teeth.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

If our Brisbane dentists think you could benefit from wisdom teeth removal, we'll explain what this treatment involves so you can make a fully informed decision about whether it's the right choice for you.

We normally perform wisdom tooth extraction using local anaesthesia to help numb the pain, or you can choose another sedation option if you feel anxious about dental treatments.

  • If your wisdom tooth has already erupted, it may only need a general extraction. Wisdom teeth in the upper jaw are generally easier to remove than lower wisdom teeth.
  • Wisdom tooth removal for an impacted tooth or other problematic tooth can be a more complex procedure, as the tooth may be stuck inside the gum or difficult to access. In these cases, we may need to perform oral surgery to access the tooth and remove it in pieces.
  • Dr Aiden is a wisdom tooth expert and can take out pretty much any wisdom tooth as he has completed a Masters in Oral Surgery.
  • Swish Dental is a preferred dental provider for most health funds making wisdom tooth removal affordable for everyone.

What to expect after wisdom teeth removal

Some bleeding is normal after a wisdom tooth is removed. We'll provide you with gauze pad to bite down on that should help the blood to clot.

For the first few days after wisdom tooth extraction, we also recommend:

  • Eating soft or liquid foods (such as soup, mashed potatoes, bananas, eggs and pasta)
  • Drinking lots of fluids
  • Avoiding strenuous physical activity
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol
  • Not touching the wound
  • Brushing and flossing gently

Is wisdom tooth extraction safe?

Removing wisdom teeth is a common dental procedure. Our dentists use sterilised dental instruments to prevent bacteria from entering your gums during wisdom tooth removal and other treatments.

Your mouth may feel sore or become swollen for a few days after your treatment. This may be managed with pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication and should subside after a few days.

Pain that lasts longer than a few days may be a sign of a dry socket, which can be a complication of extractions. If you have any unusual symptoms after your wisdom tooth extraction, make an emergency appointment to see our dentists.

How much does wisdom tooth removal cost?

Wisdom tooth removal can vary in cost, depending on how complex your case is. We can give you a full breakdown of treatment costs after we examine your mouth and create your treatment plan.

We can also give you information about the health funds we accept and our payment plans to help you manage the cost of your treatment.

Book a wisdom tooth assessment in Brisbane

Contact your local Swish Dental clinic in Everton Park or Mitchelton to schedule a consultation with our dentists to discuss wisdom teeth removal at a time that's good for you.

Call us in Everton Park on (07) 3355 1422 or Mitchelton on (07) 3354 3341 or email mitchelton@swishdental.com.au

 
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