Stress-free wisdom teeth removal in Geelong

February 28, 2018

Wisdom teeth. While they sound smart, for some people they’re an absolute nuisance and a leading cause of pain.

These large molars, which sit at the back of your mouth, usually emerge when people are 17 to 24 years old. If they grow straight, with plenty of room, there are no issues. But when they become impacted, it’s time to talk to Dentistry of Excellence’s team about Geelong wisdom teeth removal.

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain – think swollen gums, sore jaw, possible infection and feeling ill – an experienced dentist will examine your teeth to ascertain whether tooth extraction is needed.

And before your stress levels spike through the roof, be assured that Geelong wisdom teeth removal is common and recovery is quick. Carried out in our friendly dental surgery, we ensure that our patients understand the procedure fully and receive adequate local anaesthetic for a pain-free extraction.

It’s important for patients to know what to expect when it comes to removing wisdom teeth. We will talk to you about what will happen and advise on post-treatment care including possible bleeding.

Taking appropriate pain medication will help manage any discomfort after extraction. Ice packs are great for swelling around the jaw – which can last for several days. Other tips include:

  • Don’t prod the empty socket with your fingers or tongue after tooth extraction;
  • Refrain from swirling water in your mouth for at least a day or you risk displacing the blood clot in the socket;
  • Avoid alcohol and don’t smoke. These products hinder healing;
  • Take care with your choice of foods. A soft diet is good. Don’t use drinking straws;
  • And give your body a few days to rest.

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, it’s time to get professional help. Contact Dentistry of Excellence today and book an appointment to discuss possible Geelong wisdom teeth removal with our friendly team.