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Wisdom Tooth Extractions at
Station Square Dental

When a patient’s wisdom teeth erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 25, they can sometimes cause pain and discomfort. Here at Station Square Dental, we can guide you through the various treatments available for painful wisdom teeth, including safe and effective options for their removal.
Our highly-trained team are very experienced in the gentle removal of wisdom teeth and will ensure that you’re well on the road to recovery following surgery.

Illustration of different positions of wisdom teethWhen Does a Wisdom Tooth Require Removal?

There are many reasons why a wisdom tooth may require extraction. These include:

  • The tooth (or teeth) are unable to erupt due to being trapped under the jaw line
  • The roots are growing in awkward positions
  • The mouth doesn’t have enough space for them to come through

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

To begin, our dentist will take an OPG scan of your mouth to gain a more comprehensive overview of your wisdom tooth situation, as well as to determine the best approach to surgery. If the extraction isn’t complex, we will be able to complete it right here in our practice, however more difficult cases will require an oral surgeon. Once the tooth (or teeth) have been extracted, the total healing time will be approximately 2 – 3 weeks. The pain and discomfort associated with post-surgery usually clears up within a week, however. Our dentist will also have prescribed antibiotics and pain killers to assist with healing.

Are You a Candidate for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Often, it can be hard to determine if your pain and discomfort is due to wisdom teeth trouble, or another dental concern (such as decay). Just some of the more common tell-tale symptoms include:

  • Teeth which are becoming misaligned
  • Infected or inflamed gums
  • Developing abnormalities with your bite
  • Severe pain in the jaw area
  • Swollen lymph nodes or glands
  • Fever
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Food trapping (due to tilting of the wisdom tooth)

Want to Learn More?

Worried you might have problematic wisdom teeth? Please schedule a consultation with our experienced team today so we can assist you with treatment, if needed.

CONTACT US


Wisdom Teeth Extraction Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Murrumbeena, Huntingdale, Hughesdale, Springvale VIC | (03) 9568 8911