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Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Blacktown Dental Group we offer comprehensive smile care to people of all ages. If you’re a young adult or have a child in their teens, wisdom tooth removal surgery may be something it’s time to talk about.

Illustration of wisdom teethThe wisdom teeth typically finish developing between the mid-teens to late 20s. Unfortunately, their location at the back of the mouth tends to make them more challenging to come in correctly or keep clean. As a result, third molars are highly susceptible to complications like:

  • Impaction
  • Cysts
  • Swelling and jaw pain
  • Pressing into adjacent teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Partial eruption
  • Crowding and changes to your bite

Thanks to advanced techniques and comfortable pain-relief strategies, we can proactively remove your wisdom teeth before they cause additional pain or complications. Severely impacted third molars may require a referral to an oral surgeon.

Planning for a Wisdom Tooth Removal

The number of wisdom teeth that you need to have extracted will impact the length of your appointment. Some people only need one or two removed, while others have more than four that require an extraction.

Plan to take off at least two weeks from work or school for recovery. We’ll provide you with a set of written home care instructions regarding medication, oral hygiene, diet and pain management.

Unless your sutures are dissolvable, we’ll need to see you a few days after your extraction to remove them. In the meantime, let us know if you develop a fever or swelling.

Stock up on soft foods and ways to stay hydrated as you heal. Pudding, sports drinks, applesauce and milkshakes are just a few examples of what you may want to eat until the extraction sites fully heal.

Wisdom Tooth Pain?

Come in for an exam and X-ray to find out if your wisdom teeth are impacted or infected and need to be removed.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Blacktown NSW | (02) 9676 7590