The third molars are often referred to as the wisdom teeth. These teeth usually grow in in the early 20s or late teen years. It’s normal to have four of these teeth, but some may have more or fewer teeth. The problem is that these teeth often become impacted, which means that they need to be extracted. Other problems occur when teeth are easily infected, cause teeth crowding or grow in sideways. In these cases, wisdom teeth removal may be the right option for you. If you’re considering the removal of your wisdom teeth at our Blackburn dental clinic, here is a closer look at the procedure.

When you go through wisdom teeth removal, a dentist or surgeon can both do this removal process. You can expect some type of anaesthetic to be used so you don’t feel pain while the procedure is being done. Local anaesthesia is often used to help numb the tooth, but general anaesthesia is sometimes needed to allow a patient to sleep through this procedure. This is a good option for those who are having several wisdom teeth extracted at the same time.

Before the procedure, your dentists will probably take some x-rays to get a better look at the teeth so they can decide on how to remove the teeth that are causing a problem. Sometimes, wisdom teeth removal and simply pulling the tooth works. However, sometimes the tooth must be cut out and removed in pieces, which can be a bit more complicated. The great news is that no matter how the procedure is done, your caregiver at the blackburn dental clinic, Healthy Smiles will ensure you don’t go through pain during the removal.

After you have the removal done, expect to deal with some bleeding. In fact, bleeding may occur for up to 24 hours after the procedure has been done. It’s a good idea to give your dentist a call if the bleeding lasts more than 24 hours. To keep you comfortable, your provider may prescribe medication for you to take at home. Make sure you follow the directions carefully. For the next couple of days, you may need to rest and eat foods that are soft.

Going through a wisdom teeth removal can actually make your life better. You’ll be free from the problems you experienced before the procedure. If your wisdom teeth continue to bother you, you may want to see if an extraction is the right option for you.

Visit Our Dental Clinic at Blackburn in Melbourne OR  Call us on 03 9877 2035.

Related Blog Post
Cosmetic Dentistry
Introducing The iLase To Healthy Smiles!

A lot of exciting things  are happening here at Healthy Smiles, one of them being the new addition to our state Read more

Sean Hogan
Welcome Dr. Sean Hogan!

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Sean Hogan into our practice. We are fortunate to have Dr. Hogan here to Read more

root-canal-treatment
Root Canal Treatment Blackburn Area

To seek root canal treatment Melbourne based is not exactly the most enjoyable experiences. Yet, it certainly has the potential Read more

Dental Implant
Dental Implants For Dental Restorations

Dental implants are used in the dental industry as a root device to support dental restorations. Commonly constructed out of Read more

Blackburn Dental Clinic
Dental Pain? Visit Your Local Blackburn Dental Clinic Today!

Nothing hurts quite the way that dental pain does. In fact, this kind of pain can ruin your entire day, Read more

HealthySmiles Dentist Doctors
Characteristics of a Professional Implant Dentist

If you are considering having some cosmetic dentistry done, you may be having implants put in by an implant dentist. Read more