Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom teeth are the third molars found right at the back of your mouth and it is common for them to erupt between the ages of 18-25. In many cases, these wisdom teeth may remain partially underneath the gum and eventually become impacted, resulting in pain and decay, warranting removal.

How to know if you have wisdom teeth

During your dental check up, your dentist will check to see if you have wisdom teeth through a comprehensive dental exam and by taking a full mouth OPG x-ray. If removal is indicated, our highly experienced dentists will take the time to explain each step of the procedure and make the procedure as comfortable as possible. 

Common problems associated with wisdom teeth

What to expect

Your extraction will be planned in detail to ensure the procedure is efficient and kept simple for you. With the aid of on-site digital X-rays, your dentist will determine how best to carry out the extraction and whether a referral to an Oral Surgeon is required. During the procedure, we will ensure you are fully numb and comfortable before we proceed.

Your aftercare is easy to follow and we will provide you with clear instructions on how to keep the area clean and how to manage the extraction sites. There will be a healing period of a few days. Whilst everyday pain medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen is usually sufficient, we can prescribe you with stronger pain-relief medication should you require them. We will also give you a call the next day to check on how you’re doing and help answer any questions you may have.

On Saturdays, we have our highly experienced and gentle dentist, Dr. Rama Chockalingam, who exclusively performs wisdom tooth removal. This may be more convenient for you to allow for rest and recovery over the weekend before returning to work or school on Monday.

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