Wisdom teeth removal Adelaide

Wisdom teeth removal Adelaide


At Westcare Dental, we understand the significant pain and discomfort that wisdom teeth can cause but we are here to help relieve this pain and discomfort.

Using the latest technologies and techniques we promise to make your wisdom tooth removal as stress-free and painless as possible. Our top priority is ensuring a positive experience throughout the procedure, which means we go the extra mile to ensure your relaxation and comfort.

Count on Westcare Dental to provide expert care for your wisdom teeth concerns. With our dedicated team, advanced approach, and commitment to your well-being, we are here to alleviate your discomfort.

What are wisdom teeth?


At Westcare Dental in Adelaide we specialise in the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars found at the back of the mouth and typically emerge during late adolescence and early adulthood. Unfortunately, their arrival often leads to pain, crowding, and alignment issues that can impact neighboring teeth.

To avoid further dental complications the removal of wisdom teeth becomes necessary. Our skilled team of dentists and oral surgeons utilises specialised techniques and instruments to ensure the effective removal of wisdom teeth. During the procedure, impacted teeth and associated tissue are expertly extracted.

Following the wisdom teeth removal procedure you will be provided with antibiotics and pain medication to manage any discomfort. At Westcare Dental we prioritise your well-being and strive to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.

Trust Westcare Dental in Adelaide for your wisdom teeth removal. Our experienced team are dedicated to maintaining your oral health and preventing potential complications.

Schedule a consultation today to discuss your wisdom teeth concerns and receive personalised care tailored to your needs.

Your options for Wisdom teeth removal

When it comes to wisdom teeth removal at Westcare dental we can offer you various options for the removal of your wisdom teeth but this will depend on a few key factors. The specific approach will depend on factors such as the position, alignment, and condition of the wisdom teeth, as well as your individual oral health.

One option is a simple extraction, which involves removing fully erupted wisdom teeth that can be easily reached. Another option is a surgical extraction, which is necessary for impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth that require more complex removal techniques.

In some cases you may need to see our onsite oral surgeon in training Dr Laura Kenyon for specialised care. Dr Kenyon will thoroughly evaluate your situation and provide personalised recommendations ensuring the most suitable and effective approach to wisdom teeth removal is provided.

Emergency Wisdom teeth removal

In the event of an emergency situation involving wisdom teeth, prompt attention is crucial. At Westcare Dental in Adelaide we understand the urgency and offer emergency wisdom teeth removal services. Our experienced team are equipped to handle cases where wisdom teeth are causing severe pain, infection, or other complications that require immediate intervention. With our expertise and advanced techniques, we strive to provide efficient and effective emergency wisdom teeth removal alleviating discomfort and preventing further oral health issues. If you are experiencing an emergency related to your wisdom teeth don’t hesitate to contact us for prompt and professional care in Adelaide.

Wisdom teeth FAQ

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Painful?

The removal of wisdom teeth is typically a painless procedure as long as proper numbing is administered. However, patients may experience vibrations and sounds during the process. In cases where the procedure is expected to be challenging, opting for general anesthesia is recommended to ensure maximum comfort. This can be arranged for you. It is important to note that if you have significant swelling or an abscess, wisdom tooth removal is not advised, as the effectiveness of anesthesia may be compromised which can lead to unfavorable experiences.

What shall I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Immediate Post-Surgery Guidelines
Following your wisdom teeth removal surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort on the day of your surgery, it is important to consume only liquids and avoid solid foods. It is also advised to refrain from using a straw as this can interfere with the healing process.

Transitioning to Soft Foods

After 24 hours you can gradually introduce soft foods into your diet. It is recommended to stick to soft, easily chewable options for the next 5-7 days. Choosing foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as soups and broths, can contribute to the healing of the surgical site and help reduce swelling.

What are the risks associated with wisdom teeth removal?

During the removal of lower wisdom teeth, there is a nerve located in front of the ear and behind the jaw bone. This nerve provides sensory function to the mouth, offering feeling and taste sensation, but does not affect movement. While nerve damage is an incredibly rare occurrence, affecting approximately one patient out of every 5,000 treated, it can result in numbness of the lower lip and chin. In even rarer cases, about one patient out of 15,000 treated, nerve damage may cause numbness and loss of taste.

In the case of upper wisdom teeth, there are no nerves in the immediate area. However, these teeth are situated close to the maxillary sinus which is the air space beneath the eye that can become congested during a cold. The risk associated with the extraction of upper wisdom teeth is the potential for an opening into the sinus. Although this is not a significant concern as it can be promptly closed at the time of extraction. The only precaution necessary is to refrain from blowing the nose for one month instead opting for gentle squeezing and wiping.

At Westcare Dental, your safety and well-being is our main priority. Our experienced team will thoroughly assess and address any potential risks before your wisdom teeth removal procedure. If you have further questions or concerns regarding the risks associated with wisdom teeth removal, our caring staff are here to provide you with the necessary support and guidance.

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