Wisdom Teeth Removal 
in Rouse Hill

wisdom teeth removal in rouse hill

Wisdom Tooth Removal @ Yes Dental

Yes Dental Rouse Hill is here to help the families enjoy a healthy smile at every stage of life. So, when wisdom teeth are a concern, we can discuss whether removal is the best solution.

Wisdom Tooth Symptoms

Everyone’s smile is different, but common wisdom tooth symptoms include things like:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Sore jaws
  • Crowded teeth
  • Tender gums
  • Partially-erupted teeth

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Thanks to preventative dental care, most of us are keeping our smiles healthy and limiting experiences such as tooth loss. Since wisdom teeth tend to erupt much later than other teeth do, they may not have adequate space to fully erupt into the mouth. Often they become wedged against other teeth or inside of the jaw since there is no extra room for them.

An impacted or partially impacted wisdom tooth can increase your risk of:

  • Cysts
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Damage to adjacent teeth

Even fully-erupted wisdom teeth often need to be extracted. Because of their location in the back of the mouth, they’re more difficult to clean and keep healthy. Instead of managing small cavities with a non-invasive filling, the typical standard of care for compromised wisdom teeth is to remove them before infection spreads.

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Some people prefer to remove their wisdom teeth proactively before complications like pain or shifting teeth occur. Others wait to see if their teeth will erupt properly and only address if there’s an issue.

Most wisdom teeth removal procedures are planned sometime in the late teens or early 20s. Generally, this third set of molars begin forming during early childhood but they don’t start to erupt until the early teens. They can continue growing and developing until an individual is nearly 30 years of age.

Sedation During Wisdom Tooth Removal

Most wisdom tooth removals at our Rouse Hill practice are performed under dental sedation. At Yes Dental, we offer in-house sedation services to ensure a pleasant and straightforward experience for each of our patients.

Whether you’re having one wisdom tooth removed or all four of them, sedation keeps you comfortable while allowing us to limit your time in the dental office. Most procedures can be completed in about an hour.

Recovering After Wisdom Tooth Removal

As with other dental extractions, wisdom tooth removal is a form of oral surgery. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to rest and recover. Most of our patients prefer to be off for at least a few days or up to a week at most.

We’ll provide you with detailed home care instructions to follow regarding hygiene and diet as your mouth heals. To minimise any discomfort, be sure to:

  • Avoid hard, hot, or crunchy food for several days
  • Rinse with warm salt water every few hours
  • Apply a cold compress on the side of your mouth to alleviate any swelling
  • Take any medication as directed (such as an anti-inflammatory or antibiotic)
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Wisdom Tooth Removal | Rouse Hill

Have impacted or painful wisdom teeth? Contact Yes Dental to reserve a no-fuss exam.

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