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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

At Six Twelve Family Dental, our team is well-versed in a broad range of dental procedures. If you require a wisdom teeth removal, we can accommodate you at our practice. Wisdom teeth are the large molars found in the upper and lower jaws at the back of the mouth. Many people have four while some only develop one or two.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Illustration of wisdom teethWisdom teeth may erupt with little issue. If there is insufficient space for the large molars to fully come through and grow, however, they can become stuck or impacted.

Impacted teeth may lead to an increased risk of tooth decay, inflammation or infection in and around the gum (soft tissue) and bone (hard tissue) of the impacted tooth and surrounding teeth and gums. While antibiotics can assist with an infection, removing the impacted teeth is the only permanent solution. It will relieve the associated symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth such as pain, discomfort and jaw stiffness.

The Process of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your mouth. Because of their position, removing them needs special consideration. Wisdom teeth are often submerged beneath the gums, impacted against other structures like the jawbone or other teeth and can grow in all different directions.

One of our dentists will conduct an assessment using X-ray images. In doing so, we can determine the best way to proceed. You’ll receive effective pain relief to ensure a safe and comfortable in-chair procedure. In the instance the tooth is deeply impacted, we may need to make a small cut to the gums, which will be closed with dissolvable stitches.

The procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes in the clinic, with several days of rest needed after the surgery before you can return to your daily activities.

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


Wisdom Teeth Removal Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill, Ashbury NSW| (02) 9558 6656

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