Wisdom teeth removal is a standard procedure in dentistry. There is nothing to worry about. You will be fine after the extraction and you can resume to your routine in a couple of weeks. In fact, the wisdom teeth removal Sydney procedure is itself done under anaesthesia and you will not experience any pain during the surgery.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge in. While some may have all four wisdom teeth, others may not have at all. Wisdom teeth usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. However, the mouth is crowded for third molars to develop completely. Often, they don’t have enough space on the jaw-line to erupt completely. So when there is no space they grow in different angles that lead to several dental problems. This is why dental professionals recommend wisdom teeth removal Sydney.
If a wisdom tooth is impacted they don’t always cause symptoms. However, when it is infected, you may experience some of these signs:
- Red and swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Jaw pain
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Radiating pain
- Difficulty opening your mouth
When to see a dentist?
You have to visit the dentist when you have these symptoms in the area behind your last molar and it may be associated with an infected wisdom tooth.
How it is performed?
Before a wisdom tooth is removed, you will be given local anaesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area. If you are anxious during the procedure, your dentist may give you a sedative to ease you. This is will be an injection into your arm. The anaesthesia will also be added to the overall wisdom teeth removal cost in Sydney.
Removal of wisdom teeth
A small cut will be made on the gum to get access to the tooth. A small piece of the bone or tooth may be removed. The tooth may be cut into pieces to make it easier to remove through the opening. You won’t experience any pain, but you will feel some pressure just before removing the tooth as the dentist needs to widen the socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.
Once the tooth is removed, the site may be stitched if needed and the gauze will be placed and you’ll be asked to hold it firmly to control the bleeding. Of course, it is a surgery so can expect some bleeding but its normal. The entire procedure of wisdom teeth Sydney removal may not take longer than 20 minutes. Follow the aftercare instructions given your dentist carefully for quick recovery.
This is what happens during the surgery, so, there is nothing to worry about. Delaying the procedure may lead to several dental issues. So, pull them out as early as possible