Wisdom Teeth Removal in Mornington – How We Can Help
If it has been suggested that you need wisdom teeth removal, it is only natural to feel a little nervous about the prospect. However, the thought of the surgery is always more daunting than the procedure itself. In all cases, the process is relatively comfortable and because Dr Harrison has over 35 years of experience practising oral surgery, patients are in safe and knowledgeable hands.
Why you might need wisdom teeth removal
Many people undergo wisdom teeth removal in Mornington during their teens while others, who may have experienced no apparent issues, might require treatment later on in life. A regular dental check-up will highlight any wisdom tooth problems early on so they can be dealt with before any major issues arise.
At Barkly Street Dental Group, we typically recommend wisdom teeth extraction for any of the following reasons.
● Repeated gum infections in the area where your wisdom teeth are located
● Evidence of wisdom teeth decay due to lack of access for proper cleaning
● The presence of pain sometimes associated with wisdom teeth
● Signs of impaction with the risk of damage to adjacent teeth
What our patients can expect
Preparation with Anaesthetic
Depending upon your needs or circumstances, Dr Harrison can carry out wisdom teeth removal in Mornington either in our clinic under a local anaesthetic or under general anaesthesia at a local hospital. Anxious or nervous patients may also receive some form of sedation if they require it.
It is normal for patients to experience slight bruising, swelling and some discomfort when the anaesthetic wears off, but these effects should diminish gradually over the next 3-4 days. You may be advised to apply ice to your face next to the surgical area to minimise any swelling. Panadol and Nurofen are good for relieving discomfort provided neither of these is contra-indicated for you medically. More potent analgesics will be prescribed for you if deemed appropriate. If you have been prescribed antibiotics, then it is important to finish the full course.
During the first 24 hours, you should avoid rinsing your mouth, consuming alcohol, smoking , drinking hot liquids such as tea or soup, and undergoing any strenuous physical activity. Instead, it is advisable to drink plenty of water, stick to a diet of soft food (for 24 hours at least) and avoid the surgery site when brushing for a few days.
The mouth and gums have a tendency to heal quickly. If you follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr Harrison then recovery is generally both speedy and problem free.
While the thought of wisdom teeth removal may make some people nervous, knowing what to expect can take away most of the worry. Millions of people every year undergo wisdom tooth removal and it is a very common procedure. Moreover, in the hands of a highly experienced professional like Dr Harrison, it is also has a very low risk of complications.
Why choose the Barkly Street Dental Group?
Understandably, when told that you need wisdom teeth removed, you will want a team that can take care of you and patiently address any questions or concerns you might have. At Barkly Street Dental Group, the comfort of our patients is our top priority. In addition to our patient-focused approach, we practice gentle dentistry using proven modern techniques to ensure any oral extractions are carried out with as little discomfort as possible.
If you wish to learn more about wisdom teeth removal in our Mornington clinic, or simply want to consult us regarding your oral health, contact us on (03) 5975 5355 and we will book an appointment for you promptly!