Wisdom Teeth Removal in Hawthorn
At With U Dental, wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure our skilled dental professionals have extensive experience performing. Operating out of Hawthorn, we provide affordable, quick and minimally invasive wisdom tooth extraction procedures to help ease your pain and prevent complications.
If you feel any pain or discomfort towards the back of your mouth, it could be your wisdom teeth erupting. Schedule a consultation with our friendly team and we’ll assess the situation and provide guidance on whether extraction is necessary. You can trust our dentists to put your comfort and well-being first.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located at the back of your mouth. They typically emerge between the ages of 16 to 24. Some people may have four wisdom teeth that erupt, while others may have fewer or none at all.
However, in certain instances, there is very little space for new teeth to erupt. This may lead to a condition called ‘impaction’, where the tooth grows out at an angle or doesn’t emerge fully past the gumline. If this occurs, the gum around the tooth becomes inflamed, painful, and possibly infected too.
Common Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Infection
If you experience any of the following, then it’s likely that your wisdom tooth is getting infected and needs removal.
- Pain and tenderness near the affected wisdom tooth
- Redness or inflammation of the gums near the wisdom tooth
- Swelling around the jaw and face
- Difficulty opening your mouth or chewing
- Foul taste or bad breath
- Pus or discharge around the affected area
- Headaches or earaches
- Swollen lymph nodes around the neck
- Cysts forming around the wisdom tooth
Wisdom tooth infections can worsen if left untreated. An early diagnosis and treatment are vital for your oral health.
Do I Really Need to Get
My Wisdom Tooth Extracted?
Wisdom teeth may not always require removal, but if you experience the above symptoms, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dental professionals as soon as possible.
During this consultation, we will assess your oral health and how your teeth have developed. We may recommend wisdom tooth removal if you’re experiencing painful symptoms and after assessing the following:
Pioneering Pain Minimisation
At our dental practice, our principal dentist, Dr. Edward Lee, has adopted groundbreaking wisdom teeth removal techniques inspired by the renowned Dr. YoungSam Kim. These methods prioritise minimally invasive treatments, resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery for our patients.
Unlike traditional methods that involve extensive bone cutting and large incisions in the gums, Dr. Lee’s techniques aim to preserve as much bone and gum tissue as possible. Dr. Lee is also part of Dr. YoungSam Kim’s Teaching Faculty and played a significant role in translating his famous tooth extraction book into English. Our patients can trust that they’re in safe hands, providing them with the most advanced and comfortable dental care possible.
Our Wisdom Tooth
Local anaesthetic/sleep dentistry techniques will be administered to minimise any pain and discomfort.
We utilise innovative techniques to minimise cutting of the bone when extracting the affected teeth. This ensures minimal bruising, significantly reduced pain and faster healing compared to the conventional techniques that involve a large amount of bone removal adjacent to the wisdom tooth.
We additionally offer Stem Cell Technology (CGF) to certain patients to help accelerate the healing process, reduce post-operative infection rates and minimise swelling/pain. This revolutionary procedure allows us to place stem cells (separated from your own blood) into the surgical site.
Stitches may be required to close the incision once the extraction is complete. We will use gauze to cover the wound and promote blood clotting. This will also help prevent a painful condition known as ‘dry socket’, where the blood clot either doesn’t form or gets dislodged during recovery.
Once the sedative wears off, you may have someone accompany you home. By this stage, you will be equipped with everything you need to know to keep your recovery on track.
Our highly trained and experienced dentists will be with you every step of the way to ensure you get relief from pain, recover smoothly and prevent future dental issues.
WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL AFTERCARE
Following wisdom tooth removal, you may experience some swelling, pain and bleeding. However, there’s nothing to worry about if you follow the post-operative care instructions our dental professionals provide. These include:
- Taking pain medication as prescribed by the dentist
- Rest for at least 24 hours post-extraction
- Place an ice pack on the outside of your mouth
- Stay on a soft food diet, which includes food like jelly, smoothies, and soups
- Avoid strenuous activities that could dislodge the blood clots
- Avoid rinsing your mouth or spitting for at least 12 hours post-extraction
- Control bleeding by gently biting down on the gauze pads
COST OF WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL IN HAWTHORN
At With U Dental, the cost of wisdom tooth removal can generally range from between $300 to $550 per tooth. It can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the surgery and your unique situation. When you schedule a consultation with us, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the cost, including payment options and payment plans.
Additionally, we offer in-house General Anaesthetic and relaxation options, with Medicare rebates ranging from 20% to 80%. Managed by our anaesthetic professors from Melbourne & Monash Universities, we ensure your comfort and safety during treatment.
Why Choose With U Dental?
Our Principal Dentist
Dr. Edward Lee is our Principal Dentist at With U Dental. Not only is he an accomplished dentist with years of experience, but he is also a caring professional who will go above and beyond to make you feel at ease during your dental appointments. With his extensive experience, impressive academic background and welcoming nature, Dr. Lee is committed to providing the best dental care possible.
Dr. Ed has contributed to the release of the most-sold Wisdom Teeth Extraction textbook (English Version) for dentists worldwide, which is a testament to his expertise in this field. You can trust that your wisdom tooth removal will be in the capable hands of Dr. Ed and our experienced team, who share Dr. Ed’s dedication to delivering outstanding care.
At With U Dental, we believe that you deserve nothing but the best for your smile, and we are here to help you achieve it.
- Use an ice pack to reduce swelling after the procedure.
- Avoid aggressively spitting out as this could dislodge the blood clot forming or affect the stitches.
- We will recommend pain medicine for you to take at home.
- Avoid doing anything too strenuous as this could interrupt the healing process.
- Avoid drinking from a straw as the suction motion could dislodge the blood clot.
- Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash for the first 24 hours. When you do begin brushing your teeth, avoid brushing the surgical site.
- After 24 hours have passed, gently use a salt water rinse every 2 hours and after meals to keep your mouth free of infection.
- Avoid smoking for at least a week.