Wisdom Teeth Removal Melbourne
Our Approach to Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt through the gum.
This can happen between the ages of 16 to 20 and sometimes much later.
As a result, the erupting wisdom teeth can cause crowding or become impacted and stuck under neighbouring teeth.
This can result in pain, infection and damage to the adjacent teeth.
Even if there is enough room for wisdom teeth, they’re located so far back in the jaw that they can be very difficult to keep clean, often becoming badly decayed or infected.
Tooth Extractions are not a procedure that we take lightly.
We only extract teeth when there is no other option that is reasonable to save them.
Wisdom teeth are often recommended for extraction if they are impacted or create pose future problems of decay due to their position.
Tooth Extraction Post-Operative Instructions – Post Extraction Dental Care
- Following your dental extraction, it is important to not disturb the site. Eating a soft diet and avoiding vigorous rinsing is recommended for the first 24 hours post extraction
- After 24 hours care
Rinsing with a strong warm salt water for 1 minute a couple of times daily for 3-4 days will reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and will promote better healing.