Are your wisdom teeth leaving you in excruciating pain? Do you need them taken out as soon as possible? Choose the team at Hashtag Dentist to get it done. With our experience in dealing with tough wisdom teeth extractions, we’re experts when it comes to wisdom tooth removal procedures and restoring your oral health.
When is it a good idea to have your wisdom teeth pulled?
For some, the addition of wisdom teeth is smooth and easy, with no issues and no need for extraction. However, for many others, wisdom teeth can cause intense and constant pain that can stop us from even the easiest of daily activities. While it’s normal to have 32 teeth in your mouth, your jaw may be too small to accommodate them all and when there’s not enough space, your wisdom tooth can protrude on an angle rather than coming out straight. If this is the case, then your wisdom tooth will start to push against your other teeth – causing irritation and severe pain.
Therefore, if this occurs, it’s best to get your wisdom teeth extracted as soon as you possibly can to prevent any other issues from occurring. At Hashtag Dentist, our team will take an x-ray of your jaw to find out is the impacted wisdom tooth need to be extracted. Once we’ve completed this, we’ll discuss in detail your options as well as where to go from here.
What Problems Can Wisdom Teeth Cause?
For some people, wisdom teeth grow through the gum and break the surface but do not fully erupt like our normal teeth. If this happens, it can cause many problems such as pericoronitis which refers to swollen, irritated or infected gum tissue that surrounds the tooth. Sometimes, they can also grow in areas where it’s incredibly difficult to clean with a toothbrush or floss and therefore, there’s a higher chance of gum disease, decay or poor oral hygiene. If this is the case, then it is extremely important to get your wisdom teeth removes as soon as possible. Talk to our professionals at Hashtag Dentist today if you’re experiencing any of these issues and we can help you figure out your emergency wisdom teeth removal options.
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Wisdom Teeth Surgery Cost Brisbane
Wisdom tooth removal cost is dependent on each individual case. Our team at Hashtag Dentist will work with you to understand your circumstances and recommend a full wisdom teeth surgery treatment plan that will help you through the process.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
At Hashtag Dentist, when our team of professionals decide on whether a tooth needs to be extracted, we will either used local or general anaesthetic. This means that usually, it is completed with you sitting in the dental chair. However, if you have a much more complex case, we will have to perform oral surgery which is done under general anaesthetic and may not be done in the dental chair. We’ll let you know exactly how your procedure will occur after conducting numerous scans and consultations.
Wisdom Teeth Removal - Post Extraction Care Guidance
Once the extraction is complete, our dentist’s will tell you everything you need to know about the recovery process. Wisdom teeth can be quite large which could mean you may need stitches after they are removed. It could also cause swelling to your face as well as bleeding in the gums for the first few days which we recommend you take painkillers for in order to relieve the pain. We’ll discuss the whole recovery process to you in detail both before and after the surgery so that you’re fully prepared for your wisdom tooth extraction procedure.
The wisdom tooth extraction will also affect your eating and drinking for at least the first 24 hours after the surgery. It’s best to avoid the pressure of suction to the wound and therefore, it’s imperative to be gentle when eating or rinsing your mouth. You must stick to a soft diet which includes soup or mashed potato to minimise chewing.
Wisdom Teeth FAQS
The position of your wisdom teeth and the complexity of the removal procedure decide the cost of it. If your wisdom teeth are visible outside, we may be able to remove them with a simple extraction. If all your four wisdom teeth can be removed by simple extraction, you can expect the total cost around $2,000 in Australia.
On the other hand, if your wisdom teeth are trapped inside the jawbone or not visible outside, you may need to get surgical extraction. The surgical procedure can vary due to complexity of placement of the teeth and how the dentist plans to remove them. Therefore, the cost of surgical procedures for wisdom teeth extraction can vary drastically.
This actually depends on the position of your wisdom tooth. If your tooth is not trapped inside your jawbone, our dentists may be able to remove them with a simple extraction. On the other hand, if the tooth isn’t grown out of the jawbone or trapped inside, we will use a surgical procedure to extract the tooth.
During the procedure, we will make an incision in the gum to access the jawbone and may remove a small portion of jawbone above the tooth to access it. The entire procedure will be a painless experience for you as we administer local or general anaesthesia before beginning the procedure.
Since a wisdom tooth is an impacted tooth, it may require more time to heal than a normal tooth. The healing is just about the healing of the gum but the jawbone as well. Most wisdom tooth extraction wounds, including the jawbone, heal in six weeks.
Your general oral health and age are two important factors that decide the duration of the healing of wisdom tooth extraction.
Wisdom teeth extraction often leaves holes in the gums and the jawbones below them. Dental surgeons usually close these holes with sutures; however, they may not use stitches in some cases. This can lead to food particles get stuck in these holes.
You should clean the wisdom tooth hole thoroughly after every meal to help with healing and prevent infection. The following tips can help you clean your wisdom tooth hole and aid with quick recovery:
- Rinse the area gently using lukewarm salt water to remove debris stuck on the hole.
- We will also provide you with a syringe to control the flow of water to the wound and clean it without any issues. You can use lukewarm salt water to irrigate the wound and clean the food particles.
- Never touch the wound by your hand to remove the food particles as it can lead to infection.
- Prefer to have soft food during the initial days to help with the healing.
People who smoke or take contraceptive pills may experience the foul taste and bad breath. It can also happen due to your wounds are healing. During the initial days, you may experience bleeding, and that can also lead to stink breath.
If you notice bleeding, try to sip water to freshen your breath. The bad breath can also be an indication of a dry socket, and your dentist may provide you with some over-the-counter painkillers. Some pain medications can dry out your mouth and lead to bad breath. You can manage it by drinking plenty of water.
As per the instructions of your dentist, you may be asked not to brush or floss the area for a few days after the extraction. This can also lead to bad breath. Once your dentist confirms, you can start with gargling and other dental hygienic practices to deal with bad breath.
Depending on the complexity of your wisdom tooth issue, you can get it removed with a simple extraction or surgical extraction. This means that a dentist or dental surgeon can extract your wisdom tooth and help you bring back your oral health.
You can book an appointment with #dentist and drive to our clinic to get a high-quality, painless wisdom tooth extraction.