Wisdom Teeth

Dentist for Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery in Brisbane Southside

Wisdom teeth aka third molars
Adults can have up to 32 teeth. However, the number of wisdom teeth each person has can vary.

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that appear during an individual’s late teens or early twenties. When wisdom teeth grow normally, they are a useful addition to a person’s mouth. However, misaligned or crooked wisdom teeth can cause serious dental problems and sometimes require a tooth extraction.

If you are experiencing pain or swelling because of a decayed wisdom tooth, contact Central Dental today to schedule a professional dental check up.

Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Issues

Common symptoms caused due to wisdom teeth are:

  • Pain in the back of the jaw
  • The feeling of pressure being applied to other molars in the mouth
  • Painful or swollen gums around the molars

At Central Dental, a team of professional dentists examines your teeth to confirm whether your wisdom teeth are really the cause of the problem. When it comes to wisdom teeth, each case is different and requires dentists to create a personalised treatment plan that accounts for a patient’s dental history, lifestyle and age.

When is it Necessary to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth appear between 18 – 25 years of age

While it isn’t necessary for every individual to have their wisdom teeth removed, there are some cases in which tooth extraction is necessary. If your wisdom teeth are partially erupted from the gums or growing horizontally, they can damage neighbouring teeth and affect the alignment of the jaw.

Why is it Important to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

If wisdom teeth haven’t fully erupted, or are crooked, they become extremely difficult to clean. More often than not, food debris becomes stuck in the hard to reach corners, leading to tooth decay.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Step 1

Wisdom tooth removal at Central Dental is a painless and comfortable process. First, our dentists will perform a thorough dental check up and take an x-ray of your teeth to determine the right course of treatment.

Step 2

The entire process can be conducted in a dentist’s chair by one of the many experienced professionals in our vast network.

If you are a patient who struggles with dental anxiety, nitrous oxide (happy gas) might be an option or we can schedule a procedure with general anaesthesia to make you comfortable.

Step 3

Our dentists will provide you with a detailed plan for all aspects of the of the aftercare. Here are some tips to help you recover faster:

  • Some bleeding is normal after the surgery. A piece of gauze is placed over the site to protect it. Avoid spitting too much and replace the gauze as directed by your dentist.
  • Over-the-counter pain medication may be prescribed to help with the discomfort.
  • Swelling usually subsides after a few days and can be reduced by holding a cold pack against the outside of your cheek.
  • Avoid strenuous activity that could dislodge the clot from forming properly in the socket.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, carbonated and sugary drinks for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid any hard or corrosive foods for the first 24 hours.

Painless Wisdom Tooth Removal in Queensland

Are you concerned about your wisdom teeth? Contact Central Dental today with all your wisdom tooth related questions, or call 07 3343 2100 to speak with our team.


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