What to expect when getting your wisdom teeth removed

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is something that many teenagers and young adults have to go through, and it can be pretty daunting for lots of us. But don’t stress! At TLC Dental, we’re here to help put your mind at ease to understand the procedure and recovery processes better and reduce some of the anxiety surrounding wisdom teeth removal.
Why wisdom teeth removal is necessary

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to grow in your mouth. A fun fact about wisdom teeth is that they’re often referred to as ‘wise’ because they usually come in during our early twenties and teen years when we are at a point when we are about to start making wiser decisions and thinking about the future. Most people experience molar discomfort because their wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come through, increasing the need to be removed before they can become crowded or infected.

When and if that time comes for you or a loved one, our four TLC Dental clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art, industry-relevant technology that ensures a perfect system when removing wisdom teeth. You can receive peace of mind that our experienced TLC Dental team have been successfully and carefully performing procedures like this for more than 25 years.

Pre-wisdom teeth removal

When your wisdom teeth begin to ache or cause increased discomfort in your day-to-day activities, it’s best to take the proactive approach and book a comprehensive dental appointment to assess your needs. We recommend giving yourself plenty of time before the scheduled date to get all of the necessary check-ups, including a review with our team of dentists at TLC Dental. 

Rest assured that our highly skilled and proactive dentists, nurses and hygienists are well-trained. Our team performs wisdom teeth removal procedures almost every day in and around Perth with exceptional precision and care to have you happy and smiling in no time!

Anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal

The types of anesthesia used in dental procedures can be different for everybody. Local anesthesia is the most popular option for wisdom teeth removal. It is a numbing solution injected into the gum and the area around the tooth. Local anesthesia can be combined with different sedatives to help patients with anxiety during surgery. The type of sedative will depend on individual factors such as age, medical history, and stress level. 

The recovery process

When you’re recovering from wisdom tooth extraction, we recommend keeping your mouth as clean as possible and avoiding eating anything too hard or crunchy. Yeah, we’re looking at you; put that popcorn down! As a family-friendly dental clinic, we’re laser-focused on your needs, ensuring that you receive the best care possible. We guarantee to have you always leave our clinics with a smile on your face knowing you’ve had a positive experience no matter the complexity of your dental procedure.

Pain and swelling relief

Pain relief is essential to help with the recovery process. There are many natural ways to soothe the pain and reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal. 

A popular remedy is applying a cold compress on your face for about 10 minutes, helping soothe painful aches and reduce swelling in your mouth and gums. You can also ease the ache with pain medication directed by your health practitioner or dentist; even if you don’t feel any pain, it’s important to stay on top of your recovery routine and be patient. You may experience some discomfort for a few days, but we’ll have you back to your smiling self in no time!

Quality dental services in Perth

For more information or advice on wisdom tooth removal procedures, reach out to one of our three TLC Dental clinics in Perth. We’d be delighted to help you with any queries regarding wisdom teeth and family dental care at our Mount Pleasant, Kwinana, or Mandurah facilities. Our proactive approach allows us to get back in touch with you within hours when you message us on our Contact Us page.

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