Wisdom Tooth Removal near Notting Hill

When a person is around 16 to 20 years old, the wisdom teeth will start to erupt. Third molars are called wisdom teeth because they are the last to come through the gum line. Since they are the last ones to emerge, your mouth may no longer be able to accommodate them. This is how the wisdom teeth can become a problem.

The wisdom tooth can be trapped underneath the gum tissue by teeth or even some bone. If this happens, the tooth is then called an impacted wisdom tooth. Impacted teeth result in pain, swelling and tenderness. If the pain affects your daily routine, you should consider wisdom tooth removal as soon as possible.

Wisdom tooth removal is highly recommended if you have the following issues:

  • Tooth is unable to erupt fully

  • Impacted tooth is causing pain and infection

  • Impacted tooth is decaying  

Why Wisdom Tooth Removal is Important

Once the tooth is impacted, it is often necessary to extract them. Infection can develop if an impacted tooth is not removed. In addition, you will suffer from dental pain, stiffness in the jaw and generally ill feeling.

Aside from these consequences, impacted teeth are also hard to clean because of their position in the mouth. If the teeth have a problem with eruption, they can be susceptible to plaque build-up and development of infection.

If you don’t pay attention to the treatment, the impacted wisdom teeth may result in serious infection, aside from other illnesses such as complication in opening the jaw and bad breath odour.  

Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

  • Your dentist will assess if there is sufficient room for the teeth by taking an x-ray
  • Once the x-ray is taken, your dentist will be able to determine if the tooth is easy or difficult to extract
  • The dentist will determine if the tooth extraction should be performed at the dental practice or by a specialist, an oral surgeon 

After the Treatment

It is normal to feel some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. Your dentist will make sure that you are duly guided on how to manage the discomfort by giving you comprehensive post-operative instructions. In addition, further dental visits are important to allow your dentist to monitor the healing process and the success of the treatment. 

Smoking and Wisdom Teeth Removal

Smoking after wisdom tooth removal is one of the top causes of dry socket. It’s advisable to quit the habit for a few days to avoid delaying your healing process.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), smoking can also affect your sense of taste and smell and delay your recovery after a tooth extraction or other dental procedure.

In addition, the tar from cigarette smoke stains your teeth, causes bad breath and can discolour your tongue. The only way to remove these stains is with professional cleaning in the dentist’s office. 

Wisdom Tooth Removal near Notting Hill

Our dental team at EK Dental Surgery in Notting Hill has extensive experience in removing impacted wisdom teeth. If you have any issues with your wisdom teeth, it’s advisable to consult your Notting Hill dentist as soon as possible. Our knowledge and employment of advanced technology allow us to deliver the safest and most comfortable extraction procedure possible.

To request an appointment with us, call us on (03) 9887 8787 or make an appointment online.
We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.  

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
Sudan Chakravarthy
Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
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joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
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Vanessa Joy Grecia
Great team. Highly recommended!
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Honey Glaze Rosalyn
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Dopegine H
Highly recommend dentist in Glan Waverley. The whole team is great
John Lee
John Lee
Reasonable prices, great location and qulity dentist in Glen Waverley on Springvale Road. Highly recommeneded if you are in the area.

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