Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

$99 Wisdom teeth consultation at Blackburn Dentist Melbourne

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last pair of molars that grow inside our mouths. But instead of wisdom, all it is capable of giving you is intense pain in your gums during its growth. This pair of teeth grow at the very back of your mouth, and at max, you can have 4 of them – two on the upper gum and the rest on the lower.

However, not all cases regarding the appearance of wisdom teeth are the same. If you have cramped teeth and lack new space in your gums, then chances are that you will definitely have to undergo a wisdom teeth extraction. These unpredictable molars may also surprise you by growing from a different direction than your normal teeth, leaving you with achy, bleeding gums, and complete oral discomfort. Call our team to book wisdom teeth consultation and X-rays, just for $99.

Impacted wisdom teeth comes in 4 types, and not all of them needs removal

Chipped and cracked teeth result from a sudden pressure created on the teeth. Some reasons why you may end up with a chipped or cracked tooth are:

Vertical Impaction

Vertical Impaction

Vertical Impaction

The impacted tooth is oriented nearly vertical, just like the rest of the teeth. This type still has a chance to erupt properly.

Mesial Impaction

Mesial Impaction

Mesial Impaction

This is the most common type of impact. The tooth is angled towards the front of the tooth beside it, putting pressure and pushing the molar beside it. Mesial impaction often leaves the wisdom tooth half-erupted, with only the crown visible.

Distal Impaction

Distal Impaction

Distal Impaction

This is the least common type of the four, and the opposite of mesial impaction. The wisdom tooth in this case is angled towards the back of the teeth. For this case, there is still a chance that the tooth will erupt properly, depending on its angle.

Horizontal Impaction

Horizontal Impaction

This last type of impaction is the most painful form of impaction. The tooth is not visible, therefore needing a dental X-ray to see properly. The impacted tooth is pushing the molar beside it. This type of impaction often needs an oral surgeon, and in some cases, removal of some parts of the jawbone.

Shall I Opt for an Impacted Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Shall I Opt for an Impacted Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
As mentioned before, your wisdom teeth may have ‘wisdom’ in its name, but they may not be smart enough to grow from the same direction as your normal teeth. They may erupt from a different angle, misaligning their placement in your gums. Take a look below as to why you must get your wisdom teeth removed:
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Bleeding or Inflamed Gums

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Inflamed and Achy Jaw

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Unpleasant Mouth Odor

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Pain in the Jaw or Head

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A Displeasing Palate

Shall I Opt for an Impacted Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
By starting to grow from a direction completely different from your other teeth, wisdom teeth can expose your gums to a wide range of cavities and infection. Your gums structure is distorted and the wisdom tries to come out tearing through it, causing you insufferable pain. Besides the pain, its potential to come in contact with bacteria puts the teeth closest to it under threat, as they too, can get infected. Therefore, to keep your oral hygiene intact, it is crucial for you to understand the painful signals of your wisdom teeth arrival and instantly book an appointment with a dental professional.

However, mind you that not always will your wisdom teeth signal you to get a thorough dental checkup via pain and gum swellings. Sometimes, they may not show early signs of eruption and start to come out all of a sudden, giving you the same or greater amount of discomfort. Thus, extracting it then can be a bit more painful than it will be if you go for an early extraction.

But how would you know if your wisdom tooth needs to be extracted out by a dentist? You can only know by having a one-on-one wisdom tooth consultation with a dental expert.

Speaking of dental experts, you are most welcome at Healthy Smiles with a broad smile and outstanding care. We have a team of brilliant minds with the appropriate oral skills working here with us. If you are a resident of Blackburn or other parts of Melbourne, then lucky you as we are situated in the same city as yours. Call our caring team to know whether or not you are likely to have a troublesome wisdom tooth eruption, and if you should opt for an extraction.

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth

As mentioned before, wisdom teeth can give you some real hassle if not removed at the right time. It may not be necessary for everyone, but most people require an extraction. If your teeth are not cramped or your wisdom teeth grow by aligning their way as your other teeth, then wisdom teeth extraction is absolutely not required by you.

But if you encounter any of these painful oral indications, then do know that they all call for a wisdom teeth removal.

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Gum plaques or swelling of nearby teeth

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Cavity formation in nearby teeth

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Front teeth being cramped up

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Pressured and achy gums

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Cysts (Exceptional Case)

Apart from the reasons stated above, you might have to get your wisdom teeth removed if you plan to undergo any orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic surgeries may be done to enhance your smile and ensure healthy gums and teeth. They are also done to fix minor or major imperfections in your smile.
Thus, for any such treatments to be undertaken, our dental experts at Healthy Smiles will recommend you to get rid of your wisdom teeth, so that their future arrival does not tamper your orthodontic treatment.

The Right Time to Get Rid of Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The Right Time to Get Rid of Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Before you reach the age of 25, your wisdom tooth extraction can be a pretty smooth procedure giving you a lot less pain and hassle than it is likely to give you if you decide to remove it later. You are more likely to cope with inflamed gums and slight, but sharp pains post the extraction once you pass the age of 25. If our dentists sense potential harm in the eruption of your wisdom teeth, then it is best for you to get rid of it beforehand in our clinic.
The Right Time to Get Rid of Your Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Prep Steps to be Undertaken Prior to the Extraction

Prep Steps to be Undertaken Prior to the Extraction

Prep Steps to be Undertaken Prior to the Extraction

Your wisdom teeth extraction will entirely depend on the complexity of its eruption and the number of teeth that are to be treated. Before our dentists start working on the extraction process, the area which is to be treated will be numbed by our experienced anesthetist. This will be done to make your wisdom teeth removal a soothing and painless experience.

You will be advised by our dentist to fast the night before the extraction procedure. You will also not be allowed to consume alcohol within the first 24 hours of your wisdom teeth extraction.

Moreover, if you chose to go for the general anesthetic, then our dental experts at Healthy Smiles would suggest that you bring someone along with you to take you back home safely. This is because the general anesthetic is stronger than the local one and is given to people with dental anxiety. This is a condition where the patient gets terrified with the general setting of the clinic or is petrified of the tools and machines used by the dentist.

In order to calm them down and ensure proper treatment, a more concentrated version of local anesthesia is provided to our patients with dental anxiety.

The 2 Different Set-ups for Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Chipped and cracked teeth result from a sudden pressure created on the teeth. Some reasons why you may end up with a chipped or cracked tooth are:

Set-up 1

Set-up 1

Set-up 1

Setup 1 is our clinic, where the extraction process will be done by our caring dentist. For your comfort, the area of operation will be numbed using a local anesthetic where you will be fully aware of your whereabouts and feel mild pressures while the procedure is being carried out.

Set-up 2

Set-up 2

Set-up 2

Setup 2 is to be performed in our clinic where our patients with dental anxiety are sedated prior to the extraction process. Healthy Smiles have experienced anesthetics who ensure that your treatment is performed in a relaxed environment following the appropriate method of sedation. Upon receiving this general anesthetic, the patient is no longer able to recall what happened during the wisdom teeth extraction procedure.

Will the Wisdom Teeth Extraction Empty My Wallet?

Will the Wisdom Teeth Extraction Empty My Wallet?
Cost is a prime factor behind you choosing your dentist. If a place is too costly, then undergoing dental treatments there might clash with your affordability. At Healthy Smiles, we make sure that the best of the best dental services are provided to our patients in exchange of minimal cost. The money you will be paying us relies on the number of wisdom teeth you require to remove for acing in the oral hygiene department.

Besides the number of teeth that are to be extracted, we also charge you based on the anesthetic you choose and the complexity of your unique case. However, to put forward an approximation, if you get your wisdom teeth removed at the right time, then not only will it be wallet-friendly for you but will also cause you less pain and discomfort.

Will the Wisdom Teeth Extraction Empty My Wallet?

Book a consultation session with one of our dental experts to get an insight of your unique wisdom teeth case. If our doctors sense your teeth to be a potential problem, then you can remove it at a cost as low as $290- $490. So wait no more and utilize your health and money in the best possible manner by getting checked as soon as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why pick Healthy Smiles over the rest?
Healthy Smiles offers its patients with a state of the art facility in Melbourne and makes use of the latest dental equipment that is the fine result of today’s cutting-edge technology. Our caring doctors do not only fix your dental problems, but also believe in creating a firm bond of love with the patients by recommending them to get regular checkups via which they can ensure a healthy oral condition.
How much will it cost me?
Wisdom teeth removal procedures start at just $225. However, this is just a rough estimation and the overall treatment may cost slightly more depending on the complexity of your case and the anesthetic you choose.
What are the risks associated with Wisdom Teeth extraction?
There are two possible risks associated with this process. Post the surgery, you might develop a dry socket. This is a condition that might arise 3-4 days after the extraction process, where your gums may fail to stop blood coming out of it. It is not able to form a clot and upon facing a situation as such, you are to contact our dentist immediately.
Another problem regarding the extraction procedure of your wisdom teeth can be overly strained jaws. This may happen due to the wisdom teeth in your lower gum being closely attached to your vital nerves. This might cause an unusual feeling in your lips. Although a temporary condition, if it continues then again, you must consult with our doctors at Healthy Smiles.
How does it feel after plucking off the Wisdom Teeth?
The gum surrounding your wisdom tooth is to be swollen for some time. You are also likely to have mild aches in the area of operation and little bleeding. All of it, again, depends solely on the complexity of your extraction case and the number of teeth extracted. If more than 1 tooth has been extracted, then the surrounding areas might give you some discomfort. But you do not need to worry as all of it is temporary and heals with time.
How do I look after my oral health post the Wisdom Teeth removal?
Our dentists will provide you with a chart of dos and don’ts post the surgery. However, here is a small list for you to take proper care of your oral health after removing your wisdom teeth.

  • Hold yourself from smoking until 72 hours pass by
  • Prevent the use of straw while sipping on your favorite beverages
  • Say a big ‘no’ to alcohol
  • Blowing your nose, rough rinsing and spitting must be avoided
  • Refrain yourself from eating or drinking hot foods

This small list, along with the personalized chart full of advice from our dentists at Healthy Smiles will ensure your speedy recovery.