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Common Problems With Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure to eliminate the pain and potential problems caused by wisdom tooth development. If left in place, difficult wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, infections and serious damage to the surrounding jawbone and teeth.

Or, you may have no symptoms at all, even though your other teeth may be at risk of damage. This is why it is so important to have a wisdom tooth assessment performed by a dentist. Common problems caused by wisdom teeth include:


What Is A Wisdom Tooth?

A wisdom tooth is an extra molar at the back of your mouth. These teeth generally come in when you’re older, usually in your late teens or early twenties. In most cases there isn’t enough space for them to erupt, which can lead to pain or oral health problems as we’ll cover in more detail below.


Why Have A Wisdom Tooth Removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause serious issues and severe pain. If a problem is detected with the development of your wisdom tooth, it is advised that you have it removed as soon as possible. Below are the most common reasons for having your wisdom teeth removed.

  • list iconTooth Decay
    If your wisdom tooth is impacted, saliva, bacteria and food can accumulate around it, causing decay to the wisdom tooth or the tooth beside it. This often leads to a painful toothache. You may find it difficult to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or floss.
  • list iconGum Infection
    If your tooth is partially erupted through the gum, food particles and bacteria can accumulate beneath the gum, resulting in a local infection. This can lead to pain, swelling and bad breath. You may even find it difficult to chew or open your mouth fully. This infection can spread to the cheek and neck.
  • list iconPressure & Pain
    When a wisdom tooth develops, it can place a lot of pressure against the other teeth. This causes pain, and can even lead to erosion of the neighbouring teeth.
  • list iconOrthodontic Reasons
    If you have received orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, your wisdom teeth can compromise the results by moving teeth out of place.
  • list iconCyst Formation
    A cyst (fluid-filled sac) can form on the tissue surrounding an impacted wisdom tooth. This can lead to bone destruction, movement or decay of nearby teeth. The removal of the tooth and cyst is required to avoid further bone loss and reduce the risk of tumours developing inside these cysts.

In pain because of your wisdom tooth? Our experienced dentists can help.


Do I Need To Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Depending on the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth develop, you may not experience any issues with your wisdom teeth. The best way to determine if you do require wisdom tooth removal is to have an assessment carried out by one of our highly skilled dentists at Purity Dental.

It is important that the wisdom tooth removal procedure, risks, possible complications and outcomes are discussed. Depending on the size, shape and position of your wisdom tooth, removal can range from being a simple extraction to a more complex process. In the case of a simple extraction, you can generally expect little swelling, bruising and bleeding.

More complex extractions will often result in more severe bruising, swelling and bleeding. These side effects can be minimised and managed with help from your dentist.

How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom tooth removal is stress-free and as painless as possible. Here’s how it works:

  • list iconOn the day of the procedure, we’ll ensure you’re relaxed & comfortable. You’ll receive either local anesthesia (numbing the extraction area) or general anesthesia (being asleep during the procedure).
  • list iconIf the wisdom tooth is impacted (partially or fully covered by gums), a small incision may be needed to access it. This incision is made in the gum tissue.
  • list iconUsing specialised tools, we gently loosen the tooth from its socket. If the tooth is impacted, it might need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal.
  • list iconIn some cases, stitches might be necessary to help with healing. These stitches are usually dissolvable and won’t need to be removed.
  • list iconAfter the tooth is removed, we’ll place a piece of gauze over the extraction site. This helps control bleeding and encourages the formation of a blood clot, which promotes healing of the site.

And that’s it! If you’re receiving general anesthesia or sedation, you might find it difficult to drive yourself home afterward. Therefore, we recommend having someone accompany you to ensure you get home safely.

We’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to follow at home. This includes information about managing discomfort, caring for the surgical site, and what to eat and avoid during the recovery period.



The cost of wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on several factors. These include type of sleep dentistry utilised, the severity of the case and if any additional treatments are needed.

It is vital to consult with a dental professional to get an estimate of the exact cost of wisdom teeth removal and to determine if it is the right option for you. We will thoroughly assess and provide you with the best treatment plan once you come in for your initial consultation. Our flexible payment plans will also help ensure that you get the dental care you need without compromise.


Can I Get My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out In The Chair

Of course!

Lots of our patients choose to get their wisdom teeth taken out in the chair, and also do it under oral sedation so they’re more relaxed throughout the procedure. For most patients, we are local and convenient, which makes it easy to get home and to attend review appointments.

At Purity Dental in Mulgrave, we offer wisdom teeth extraction under local anaesthetic with minimal pain. Our treatments are provided in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Call our friendly team today!

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