At Gentle Dental Hawthorn, we are your partners in ensuring that your wisdom teeth removal is a smooth and comfortable experience.
Understanding that dental procedures can often cause anxiety, our expert team is committed to easing your worries and providing you with top-notch, compassionate dental care. With the tailored treatment plans, we strive to make your wisdom teeth removal as stress-free as possible.
Say goodbye to dental apprehensions and embrace a healthier, happier smile with Gentle Dental Hawthorn.
The typical age range for wisdom teeth removal at Gentle Dental Hawthorn is between 17 and 25 years old. This is because wisdom teeth removal can be complex, and younger patients tend to have better outcomes.
Additionally, the emergence of wisdom teeth can often cause damage to adjacent teeth, creating the need for wisdom teeth removal. However, it is important to note that depending on an individual’s dental health needs and the condition of the wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth removal can also be performed on older patients.
Gentle Dental Hawthorn offers affordable wisdom tooth removal and is a great option for candidates for wisdom teeth removal.
As an individual, it is important to be aware of the signs that may indicate a need for wisdom teeth removal. Pain, infection, cysts, tumours, damage to neighbouring teeth, and gum disease are all common signs. If you experience any of these, seeking an appointment for wisdom tooth removal with a qualified dental professional at Gentle Dental Hawthorn is recommended.
It is important to stay vigilant with your dental health, as regular check-ups with a dental professional can help monitor the development of your wisdom teeth. If severe pain is experienced, it is recommended to seek immediate medical attention.
Seeking advice from a skilled dentist is key to determining the best wisdom tooth removal techniques for your individual needs.
Generally speaking, recovery time for wisdom teeth removal at Gentle Dental Hawthorn can vary, depending on the complexity of the surgery and individual patient factors.
In general, the initial healing period is often 1 to 2 weeks, while full soft tissue healing usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. To ensure optimal healing, the dental team may advise to avoid activities disrupting the blood clotting process, such as drinking through a straw or smoking. Dentists may prescribe painkillers for post-op discomfort.
If the wisdom teeth are not fully erupted, the tooth extraction process and healing time might be more extensive. In such cases, the dentist may need to open the gum to remove the tooth, and the tooth socket might need to be filled with bone grafting material. Sometimes, an incision must be made in the jawbone for the upper wisdom teeth. The post-extraction recovery times for these more complex wisdom teeth extraction procedures can last several weeks to a few months.
Although wisdom teeth removal is relatively safe, some risks are associated with the procedure. These can include:
Additionally, the procedure can cause damage on the surrounding teeth, and some may experience pain or jaw pain afterwards. The degree of pain and recovery time for wisdom teeth removal can vary from person to person, depending on the individual’s age, health, and the complexity of the procedure.
At Gentle Dental Hawthorn, we take every precaution to minimise the risks associated with wisdom teeth removal and will discuss these in detail before the procedure.
Immediately following your wisdom teeth removal, some patients report they are able to eat normally. However, your mouth may be very tender and swollen around the gums around wisdom teeth, so it is advisable to stick to soft foods for a few days after the procedure.
Exceptional dentists may also prescribe pain medications to help alleviate any discomfort, so it’s essential to follow the instructions provided by your trusted dentist. With the outstanding care and attention, you should be able to return to eating normally.
The duration of wisdom teeth removal varies depending on the complexity of the extraction. Generally, a simple removal can take as little as 20-30 minutes, while more complex cases may require additional time.
The dental team at Gentle Dental Hawthorn will provide you with a more accurate time estimate during your consultation.