Why might you need wisdom teeth removal in Gordon NSW?
Once essential for the early human diet, changes in dietary requirements dictate that wisdom teeth are no longer a necessity to chew and process food. The evolution of the human jaw has also changed meaning that for many, there is no longer sufficient room for wisdom teeth to develop properly. As a result, many people need their wisdom teeth extracted when they do develop.
While some people experience little or no problems with their wisdom teeth, many others experience impacted or partially impacted wisdom teeth which can lead to a host of other problems. For these reasons, wisdom teeth extraction for many younger patients in Gordon NSW is unfortunate but yet, inevitable.
What can you expect?
Let us walk you through the procedure, so that you have a clear understanding of what it entails, and the peace of mind that in our capable hands, you can be at ease.
First, it is important to know that, in most cases, wisdom tooth extractions at Gordon Family Dental are carried out at our dental practice and are common dental procedures.
Typically, a local anaesthetic is first administered, allowing you to remain comfortable and relaxed. When you are ready, a small incision may be made through the gum and special dental instruments are used to loosen the tooth from its connective tissue. At this point, patients will feel a slight pressure as the tooth is gently rocked backwards and forwards.
After your wisdom teeth have been extracted, the gum is closed up using sutures if an incision has been made. If no incision is needed, you will be asked to bite down on some gauze for a period of time to allow a blood clot to form. This is vital and provides protection to the extraction site.
Post extraction recovery for a patient in Gordon NSW
After tooth extraction surgery, it’s normal for patients to experience some slight bruising and swelling. The degree of bruising and swelling depends on the number of wisdom teeth removed and/or how impacted the problem tooth was.
Typically patients may feel some slight discomfort once any anaesthetic wears off, but this can be brought under control using over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen. You may also be prescribed a course of antibiotics to prevent any infection. If this is the case, you will need to complete the full course to avoid further complications.
The good news is that the mouth and gums tend to heal quickly! If you follow any aftercare instructions provided by our Gordon Family Dental team, your recovery process will be speedy and problem-free.
While the thought of wisdom teeth removal in Gordon is enough to make someone feel anxious, knowing what to expect can help to relieve much of the angst. Moreover, in the hands of a highly capable clinician like Dr Ho, you will be under very experienced care. Call the team at Gordon Family Dental on (02) 9159 6163 today and take back control of your oral health.