Wisdom Teeth Removal Sydney
Lumière Dental Centre Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Are you looking for the best dentist in Sydney to remove your wisdom teeth? Dr Elkhatib and his team at Lumière Dental Centre are highly experienced in the removal of teeth that cause problems for the rest of your mouth. They pride themselves on providing a safe, low stress and cost effective practice with a standard in dentistry above most others.
Why do I need to remove my wisdom teeth?
Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. People who have healthy, fully grown in, correctly positioned and easily cleanable wisdom teeth are not at risk of having them cause any problems. It’s when the wisdom teeth decide to start growing in at unusual angles or don’t grow properly that it can start to really disrupt your quality of life.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the very back of your mouth. Sometimes wisdom teeth have trouble erupting or try to erupt at angles that put pressure on the rest of your teeth causing them to become crooked. The ones that don’t fully erupt can often become inflamed as the over lapping gum can trap food and bacteria.
The Australian Academy of Dentistry advise that wisdom teeth removal may be a necessary treatment if you notice any changes in the rear areas inside your mouth, such as:
- Advanced tooth decay from bacteria being trapped
- Gum disease as a result of gum tissue becoming infected or consistently being inflamed from a slow eruption process
- Neighbouring teeth have become damaged or over crowded due to the pressure placed on them by the erupting wisdom teeth
- Root canal Infections
- Repeated Infections
- Severe to moderate pain that consistently returns
What to expect after wisdom tooth extraction?
In most cases the recovery period for people who have their wisdom teeth extracted lasts approximately 2-4 days. Dr Elkhatib will prescribe pain killing medication to help you deal with the after effect of surgery as your face may become swollen. The following tips will help your recovery be fast and less inconvenient:
- Apply pressure with your teeth onto the gauze pad at regular intervals as it becomes soaked with blood. If bleeding persists 24 hours past your surgery it is important you call Dr Elkhatib here at Lumière Dental Centre.
- Be aware of the numbness inside your mouth, being careful not to bite your cheeks and tongue.
- Avoid lying horizontally as this causes you to bleed more consistently. Always use pillows to lever your head up.
- Use an ice pack around the outside of your mouth to reduce swelling and to control pain.
- Do not participate in any physically intense activities for at least 2 days after your surgery to decrease chances of excessive bleeding.
- Eat food such as soft serve, mash potato and pureed vegetables.
- Rinse your mouth with warm salty water several times per day to reduce swelling, relive pain and neutralize bacteria.
- Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.