Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Langwarrin

The friendly wisdom teeth removal dentist at Complete Orthodontics & Dental Care is available to examine your teeth and determine if wisdom teeth removal is necessary. We can also perform emergency wisdom tooth extraction outside of our usual business hours for patients requiring urgent care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does a Wisdom Tooth Have to be Removed or Extracted?

A dentist might recommend wisdom teeth removal if there is not enough room in the patient’s mouth for the tooth/teeth to erupt, if they require orthodontic treatment, or if they’re experiencing symptoms related to their wisdom teeth erupting.

How Do You Manage Pain After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Our wisdom teeth removal dentist will prescribe pain medication for the patient to take after the procedure.

How Long Does it Take to Heal from a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

It can take a few days to heal from the procedure. Patients should rest at home during this time and not go to school or work.

Will I Need Surgery for My Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

This will depend on your situation. With straightforward cases, our wisdom teeth removal dentist will use local anaesthesia or sleep dentistry for wisdom teeth removal treatment in the dentist’s chair, which is non-surgical. However, patients with more complex cases may require surgery in hospital under general anaesthesia.

Does Medicare Pay for Wisdom Tooth Extraction or Will I Need Dental Insurance?

Medicare does not cover dental extractions, although part of the cost may be covered if surgery in hospital is required. Children needing wisdom teeth removal may be eligible for financial assistance through the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS).

What is the Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The price will depend on a range of factors, including how many teeth need extracting and whether extraction is performed at our clinic or in a hospital. Our dentist can inform you how much your wisdom teeth removal treatment will cost after examining your teeth.

What Aftercare Instructions Will I Need to Follow?

Your dentist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, but some general tips to follow include:

  • Rest for the 24 hours after the procedure
  • Do not consume carbonated drinks or hot foods and beverages
  • Do not use a straw for drinking.
  • Follow a diet of soft foods such as pudding and mashed potatoes for the first two to three days after the wisdom teeth removal treatment
  • Resume your usual oral hygiene routine a day after the procedure, but be gentle
  • Use any provided medication as per your dentist’s instructions
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products, as this can slow down the healing process

Enquire Today to Learn More

If you’ve been wondering “where can I find a trusted wisdom teeth removal dentist near me?”, contact Complete Orthodontics & Dental Care today. Call us on (03) 8790 0155 to enquire about wisdom teeth removal treatment or make an appointment at our Langwarrin clinic.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.