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 your wisdom teeth surgery done. With our experience in dealing with tough 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. You can also get food particles stuck in wisdom teeth sockets which heightens the risk of bacteria and infection. If this is the case, then it is extremely important to get your wisdom teeth removed 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.
Frequently asked questions
If your wisdom tooth is fairly visible from outside, dentists can remove it through a simple extraction. A simple wisdom tooth extraction can cost you around $200-400 in Brisbane. However, if you have a complex wisdom tooth condition – such as being trapped inside the jawbone – you may need surgical removal of the tooth. Based on the position of the tooth, the course of the surgical procedure may be different. Therefore, the cost of surgical removal of wisdom teeth can only be confirmed after the initial consultation. Book an appointment with a hashtag dentist to examine your wisdom tooth and confirm the surgical removal of wisdom teeth procedure, including the cost.
The position of your wisdom teeth and the complexity of the removal procedure decide the cost of it. If they are visible outside of the gum, we may be able to remove them with simple surgical removal of wisdom teeth. 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.
When your mouth has healed, you will probably be wondering how to clean wisdom teeth holes without syringes. You should use the syringe for two weeks after surgery, by then you should no longer be at risk of food build-ups and you can return to your normal oral hygiene routine including brushing and flossing.
People who smoke or take contraceptive pills may experience foul taste and bad breath after wisdom teeth removal. It can also happen due to your wounds healing. During the initial days, you may experience bleeding, and that can also lead to bad breath after wisdom teeth removal.
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. There are methods on how to clean wisdom teeth holes without syringe that you can discuss with your dentist. Once your dentist confirms methods of how to clean wisdom teeth holes without syringe, you can start with gargling and other dental hygienic practises 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.
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