Wisdom Teeth Extraction

The four wisdom teeth (otherwise known as third molars) typically erupt between the age of 17 and 25, and they are the last teeth to erupt. It is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to cause issues such as tooth decay and crowding, and in some cases, wisdom teeth may be impacted. In these cases, wisdom tooth extraction is often necessary to reduce the risk of experiencing serious dental complications.  

Rose Dental offers in-chair wisdom teeth extraction at our Five Dock dental clinic. During your initial evaluation with our dentist, an x-ray will be taken of your wisdom teeth. This is typically done from the ages of 15 and 19 to determine and monitor the position of any wisdom teeth early on.

Wisdom tooth extraction is performed under anaesthetic. Your dentist will also discuss sedation options prior to your appointment to ensure you are comfortable. Your dentist will guide you through the process, duration of treatment and post-operative healing times.

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Common  symptoms that may necessitate wisdom tooth extraction include:

  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth – a lack of space can prevent the wisdom teeth from fully emerging, or they may grow at an angle. This can cause swollen and tender gums, along with jaw pain. The risk of infection is also much greater. 
  • Tooth Decay – as the wisdom teeth are located at the back of the jaw, they are difficult to clean. This increases the risk of tooth decay. 
  • Cheek Ulcers – Wisdom teeth may rub against the cheek, causing painful ulcers. 
  • Crowding – if wisdom teeth come through at an angle, they can press against adjacent teeth and push them out of alignment. This can affect the appearance of your smile.
  • Pain – it is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to be quite painful as they are emerging. Ongoing pain is abnormal, and you should seek an examination and X-ray from your dentist as soon as possible. 


Why Choose Rose Dental for Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Inner West Sydney?

Rose Dental are committed to providing patients with the utmost standard of dental care. Our dentists have a wealth of experience and take a gentle, detail-oriented approach to the extraction process to keep you fully informed and relaxed. Whether one or more wisdom teeth are in need of removal, we invite you to book an appointment with our friendly team today.

Call us today on (02) 8056 1445, or book an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon.