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Emergency Wisdom Teeth Removal in Perth
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop in the human mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25 and can cause a range of dental problems if they become impacted or fail to develop properly. So wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Why do Wisdom Teeth need to be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are often removed because they can cause some dental problems, including:
- Impaction: When wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow, they become impacted, meaning they are stuck in the jawbone and do not fully emerge from the gums. This can lead to pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth.
- Crowding: Wisdom teeth can cause crowding of other teeth, leading to misalignment and bite problems.
- Cysts and tumours: Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to the development of cysts and tumours in the jaw, which can cause serious damage to the surrounding teeth and bones.
- Decay and gum disease: Wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean properly, making them susceptible to decay and gum disease.
Can Wisdom Teeth be considered an emergency?
Wisdom teeth can be considered an emergency and it’s important to seek immediate dental attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Severe pain in the back of the mouth or jaw that does not respond to pain medication.
- Swelling or redness in the gums or jaw area.
- Difficulty opening the mouth or swallowing.
- Fever, chills, or other signs of infection.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Connolly Dental and book an appointment with our emergency dentist as soon as possible. Early intervention can help prevent serious complications and ensure a faster and smoother recovery.
Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal
Recovery after wisdom teeth removal can take several days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the procedure. During this time, you should expect to experience some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding. Pain can usually be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication or a prescription pain medication.
You will also need to follow a soft food diet for the first few days after the procedure and avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, and spitting, as these activities can dislodge the blood clot and delay healing.
With the right care and attention, recovery from wisdom teeth removal can be quick and straightforward.
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How much does it cost to take out wisdom teeth?
The cost of wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and your individual circumstances. It’s best to discuss pricing with our dentist before scheduling an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, wisdom teeth removal is typically covered by most of the private health funds, however, out-of-pocket costs may apply if you require additional sedation (other than the dentist or oral surgeon’s usual local anaesthetic). It’s important to check with your dentist and provider for details about coverage.
Wisdom teeth removal can be uncomfortable, but pain and discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medication. Most patients report that the procedure is much less painful than they expected.
It’s generally recommended that you take at least one day off work after wisdom teeth removal. However, the exact amount of time you need to take off will depend on your individual circumstances and the complexity of the procedure. Your dentist provide you all required details after extraction.
Yes, wisdom teeth removal can be done without using general anaesthesia. A local anaesthetic or conscious sedation can be used to keep you comfortable during the procedure. It’s important to discuss your options with our dentist before scheduling an appointment.
No, once your wisdom teeth have been removed, they will not grow back. However, it’s important to monitor your oral health and visit the dentist regularly for check-ups as some complications can arise after wisdom teeth removal.
It depends on your individual circumstances. Some people may only need one or two of their wisdom teeth removed, while others may need all four to be removed. Our dentist will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your individual needs.
After wisdom teeth removal, you should avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, and spitting. You should also follow a soft food diet for the first few days after the procedure and use pain medication as needed to control any discomfort or pain. It’s important to discuss post-procedure care with our dentist before scheduling an appointment.
Yes, it is possible to remove just one wisdom tooth if only one needs to be removed. Our dentist can assess your individual circumstances and advise you on the best course of action.
If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or infection around your wisdom teeth, it’s important to visit our dentist for an assessment. Our dentist can determine if any problems exist and advise you on the best course of action for your individual needs.
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