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Wisdom Teeth Removal at 7 Pearls Dental

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to erupt in a fully developed smile. For most individuals, they start to become evident sometime during the mid-teen years through the 20s.

When lack of space or infection is a concern, wisdom teeth are typically removed as a proactive measure to avoid complications such as pain or damage in neighbouring teeth.

Reasons for Removing Wisdom Teeth

Illustration of wisdom teeth positioningThe location of wisdom teeth makes them especially challenging to clean or erupt correctly. Such circumstances can lead to complications like:

  • Partial eruption, where only a portion of the tooth comes through the gums
  • Impaction within the bone or against the adjacent tooth
  • Predisposition to tooth decay and gum disease
  • Crowding, due to the pressure placed on neighbouring teeth

Because wisdom teeth are at such elevated risk of developing infections, they pose to jeopardize the condition of otherwise healthy teeth around them. As such, we may recommend extracting a wisdom tooth if it is likely to lead to concerns in the near future.

Sedation During Wisdom Tooth Surgery

At 7 Pearls Dental, your comfort is one of our top priorities. During an oral surgery such as wisdom tooth removal, we offer extra services to help you relax throughout the appointment. Choose between laughing gas or conscious oral sedation.

With laughing gas, you are fully aware and conscious throughout your treatment, but the analgesic effect helps you to feel more at ease as anxiety is reduced. A local anaesthetic to numb the extraction site is still used. If you prefer oral sedation, you will feel sleepier and may potentially experience an amnesic effect where you don’t remember as much about your trip to our office.

Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Contact our family dental practice today to book a wisdom tooth evaluation for yourself or your teen to learn more. We’re open seven days a week to best accommodate your busy schedule!

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Wickham, Newcastle, Hamilton East, Newcastle West NSW | (02) 4077 3821