When we hear the words ‘wisdom teeth’, the first thing we tend to think of is the noise of discomfort coming from ourselves, or from friends or family suffering from the pain of their wisdom teeth coming through. That is, until they receive wisdom teeth extraction in Erskineville. At Healthy Smile Centre, we aim to put you out of your misery as soon as possible. But what is this irritating, troublesome toothache all about?
Wisdom teeth is the name given to our third molars. By the time we are adult, all 28 of our teeth are in place, leaving little room for any more. For some people, wisdom teeth grow during their late teens or their early 20s and there is not enough space for them. They may have trouble breaking through or grow at awkward angles.
This can be extremely painful. As soon as unpleasant sensations arise, it is a sign to see the dentist and restore comfort to your mouth, by going for wisdom teeth extraction in Erskineville.
So long, sore mouth
No matter how severe the pain gets, you must resist the urge to pull your teeth out and end the pain as quickly as possible at home. Rinse your mouth with warm water and salt, and bear with it until you make your way down to see one of our dentists in Erskineville. Wisdom teeth extraction is an incredibly popular surgical procedure, however not all impacted wisdom teeth call for surgical extraction. Your dentist will check your teeth and advise whether it’s the best call for you.
First of all, your dentist will take an x-rays of your teeth to see if extraction is the answer. If so, they will go through the procedure with you and help you feel at ease, answering any questions or worries you may have. Most patients will be provided with a local anaesthetic to numb the mouth and reduce the pain. The socket of the tooth is widened by rocking the wisdom tooth back and forth, and the tooth is extracted.
After treatment, you may experience some swelling, this can be treated with over-the-counter medication. The healing process usually takes about one to two weeks.