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Wisdom Teeth Removal in St Kilda

Wisdom teeth are the third or final set of molars that grow during the late teens or early 20s. If your teeth are misaligned, they can put pressure on surrounding teeth and crowd the mouth, which makes it difficult for the tooth to erupt. When a wisdom tooth is impacted due to inadequate space in the mouth, the dentists at Chapel Gate Dental can provide wisdom tooth removal in St Kilda. We will examine your general oral health and take an x-ray to determine the exact condition of your wisdom teeth. Based on our findings, we may recommend removal to avoid uncomfortable symptoms.

When is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

While not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, there are clear signs that indicate wisdom teeth removal may be necessary, such as impaction and pain. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they don’t have enough room to grow properly, which can lead to pain, infection, swelling and jaw issues. X-rays may also reveal that the wisdom teeth could pose future problems to surrounding teeth, causing issues such as crowding, misalignment or decay. Regular dental check-ups can help to monitor wisdom teeth development and identify when wisdom teeth removal is necessary.

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Wisdom Teeth RemovalCommon Reasons to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth can cause serious issues and complications, especially when they erupt. Below are some common reasons for requiring wisdom teeth extraction:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum infection
  • Pressure pain
  • Orthodontic reasons
  • Prosthetic reasons
  • Cyst formation
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What the Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Involves

The procedure for our wisdom teeth removal in St Kilda involves the following steps:

  • Local sedation or general anaesthesia is used to numb your mouth.
  • An incision will be made in the gum to gain access to the bone and tooth.
  • The tooth will be broken into several pieces in case of difficulty.
  • The extraction site is thoroughly cleaned to remove remaining debris.
  • The site is stitched up to speed up the healing process.
  • Cotton gauze is placed over the site to stop bleeding.

Does Wisdom Teeth Extraction Hurt?

As the procedure is performed under anaesthesia, you won’t experience pain during the wisdom teeth extraction itself. Afterward, some discomfort and swelling can be expected, but pain can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist will provide post-operative care instructions to help minimise discomfort and promote a smooth recovery.

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If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort around your wisdom teeth, give us a call on (03) 9531 3742 to schedule an appointment at our clinic. We can check for problematic wisdom teeth and assist you with your wisdom dental emergency.

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Care and Dedication

Our dental office is made up of professionals who have a great concern for your oral health. We use state-of-the-art equipment and offer top-notch services. Your comfort and safety are our major priorities, ensuring you will be treated with compassion in a relaxed and accommodating atmosphere.

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Comfort & Personalised Dental Care

Many patients experience dental anxieties. That’s why we endeavour to make your experience as stress-free as possible. We encourage you to disclose your concerns and expectations before and during your wisdom teeth removal procedure so we can adopt a custom approach that is tailored to your needs.

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Highest Level of Dental Care

With a perfect blend of our knowledge and experience with advanced equipment, we bring you the highest level of dental care for dentistry treatments you’ll smile about.

Post-Operative Care Instructions

To promote optimal healing after wisdom teeth extraction, you need to follow the instructions given below:

  • Don’t disturb the wound – Avoid touching the site, and chew on the opposite side of your mouth for the first 24 hours
  • Don’t smoke, as this can encourage bleeding
  • Don’t spit or use a straw, as this can dislodge the blood clot and cause a dry socket
  • Use sterile gauze pads to control the bleeding and promote clot development
  • Use a cold pack to reduce swelling
  • Avoid strenuous activities for a week after the procedure
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after surgery
  • Eat soft foods and avoid hot beverages and spicy foods for a few days after surgery

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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We provide our comprehensive dental services to the diverse community of St Kilda and its neighbouring suburbs of Melbourne, such as Prahan, South Yarra and beyond. Whether you're seeking routine check-ups, cosmetic enhancements, or emergency dental services, our clinic in St Kilda is conveniently located to serve you.

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Level 1/118 Chapel Street,
St Kilda VIC 3182

Telephone: 03 9531 3742

Facsimile: 03 9531 1449

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