Wisdom Teeth Removal

Stress-free Wisdom teeth removal at Burwood-Based Good Choice Dental

Getting anxious about your wisdom teeth removal? Burwood patients have nothing to worry about because our team makes any kind of dental extraction a comfortable, stress-free experience. Tooth removal doesn’t have to be scary, especially if it helps relieve your pain or infection. We’ll use our best sedation options and research-driven techniques to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

Wisdom teeth removal and why it’s done

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has to get their third molars extracted. In many cases these teeth erupt very normally into the oral cavity without causing any kind of trouble. However, sometimes, due to lack of space in the upper and lower arches, these teeth get impacted. Impaction means that these molars will either erupt crooked or will not be able to erupt because their complex positioning in the jaw. In such cases, wisdom teeth removal is the only solution. Some of the most common symptoms of impacted third molars include:

  • Dull aching pain at the back end of the jaw
  • Pericoronitis – or the inflammation of the soft tissues covering the erupting wisdom teeth
  • General swelling and tenderness of the surrounding tissues
  • Inability to chew or eat food from the affected side
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth completely
  • Inability to brush and clean the affected side due to pain and bleeding

In addition to these symptoms, impacted teeth can also inflict a considerable amount of damage on the adjacent teeth as they continue to erupt. The roots and even the crown of the second molars in this cause get affected, which is why patients should schedule their wisdom teeth removal appointments as quickly as possible.

Diagnosing Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Prior to the actual wisdom teeth removal in Burwood, dentists must first determine the position of the teeth in the jaw. Because they have not erupted yet, a definitive diagnosis cannot be made simply based on symptoms and general examination. For this purpose, we may take:

  • A full mouth OPG
  • Single area radiographs
  • CBCT intraoral images

These tools and techniques help us locate the impacted tooth underneath the inflamed gums, and extract it before it causes any more damage. We’re able to produce high quality, impeccably precise images and three-dimensional radiographs with our advanced German-made equipment.

We offer multiple sedation options for our wisdom teeth removal patients. We understand that extraction can sound scary, but when you’re at our clinic, you can leave all your worries and anxiety behind. For a partially erupted wisdom tooth, we can use local anaesthesia that will only numb the affected side. You’ll be awake, alert, and fully responsive, and the effects of the sedative will wear off within a couple of hours.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the procedure, or if you wish to book an appointment with our dentist for your wisdom teeth removal in Burwood, give us a call on (02) 8203 8760 today!