Tooth Extractions (Wisdom Teeth Removal)

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Tooth Extractions (Wisdom Teeth Removal)

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Unfortunately, some teeth are unable to be saved due to extensive decay or infection, and the best option is to have the tooth extracted.

Most cases can be managed here at O’Halloran Hill Dental.

Our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible during the process and provide supportive follow-up care.

Common reasons for tooth extractions:  

  • Trauma or Decay
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Infection
  • Gum Disease 

Dental extractions at O’Halloran Hill Dental

Here at O’Halloran Hill Dental, our dentists can provide you with options for replacing the teeth that have been extracted.

This includes dental implants, bridges, and dentures so that you restore your function and dental health.

You are also more than welcome to discuss your health fund options with us as well. In addition to this, we are preferred providers for BupaHCFCBHSMedibank Private,

To book an appointment please call (08) 8381 4113.

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are one of the last teeth to come through.  Most people usually have 4 wisdom teeth, but can also have more, less or no wisdom teeth. 

They generally come through during your late teens. 

Most of the time there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth to fully erupt.

This results in various problems such as:

  • Pain
  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Crowding

Depending on the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth develop, you may not have experienced any problems with your wisdom teeth.  However, the absence of pain does not mean you do not have to worry about them.

Wisdom teeth checkup

At O’Halloran Hill Dental we visually assess your wisdom teeth as part of the dental check-up and investigate them fully with an OPG x-ray. 

If any issues or foreseeable problems are detected with your wisdom teeth, removal will most likely be recommended to help avoid them from developing into more serious issues in the future.

Wisdom teeth removal

Some wisdom teeth are relatively easy to remove, and some are more difficult.  Depending on the complexity of the case and your level of anxiety, we can arrange extractions here at our clinic, organise for it to be performed under Intra-Venous Sedation or General Anaesthetic by our dental surgeons, or refer you to our associated oral surgeons.

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Frequently asked questions about tooth extractions & wisdom teeth removal

Once the local anesthetic wears off in your mouth, you might have some slight discomfort around the extraction site. Most of the time, the dentist will instruct you to take over-the-counter pain relievers for pain, or they will prescribe you pain medication, if needed.

Take the medications as instructed and let the dentist know if you start to experience any extensive discomfort. Areas of where larger teeth are, may take a little longer to heal due to a larger extraction site. Sometimes the dentist may place sutures to close the tissue around the site, but in most cases that is not needed. As long as there is proper hygiene and follow up care the tissue should heal up properly.

Generally, the most bleeding will occur immediately after the extraction, which is why the dentist will place gauze over area for you to bite down on to apply pressure and help stop the bleeding.

The heaviest bleeding subsides quickly. In some cases, the extraction site may ooze a little on and off for 12 to 24 hours after the extraction. This is completely normal and no cause for alarm. The extraction site must clot properly to stop the bleeding.

If you look in your mouth, you should see a darker area around tissue where tooth was. The material / clot that generates in your gum tissue is the body’s natural way of stopping the bleeding and promoting the healing process.

The healing time can vary depending on which tooth was pulled and the size or condition of it. For example, a small tooth in the front has a smaller root system than one of your molars does. Nutrition also plays an important role in the healing process.

Keeping your mouth clean from food debris around the extraction site is very important as well as not smoking. Smoking can cause complications after surgery as well as affecting the tissue health and bone structure.

The initial healing period generally lasts about one to two weeks which the tissue will start to close up and heal over the site. It does take longer, however, for your gums and bone to fully return to normal. By the third or fourth week after the extraction, the socket site should be mostly healed.

You may see or feel a slight indentation still, but the site should be less tender. At eight to ten weeks, about two-thirds of the bone should be restored in the area. At four months, the socket should be fully restored with new bone.

After the extraction, carefully follow your dentist’s recommendations and instructions to avoid potential problems.

Most extraction sites heal just fine without further treatment, but occasionally, there can be complications.

If you experience any of the symptoms below, then you should reach out to your dentist and have him / her check the area.

  • Pain and discomfort beyond the first few days of healing
  • Severe swelling beyond 48 hours after the extraction
  • Nausea or vomiting, fever in the face, neck, or body
  • Bleeding excessively, mouth filling with blood

The biggest risk after an extraction is the development of an infection, but other issues like a dry socket can also occur which will prevent proper healing if left untreated. With any symptom, it is best to reach out to your dentist for advice.

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