When your wisdom teeth erupt, they don’t exactly make you ‘wiser’—instead, they can cause problems in your mouth like overcrowding, infection, cavities and more.
Thankfully, having your wisdom teeth removed has never been easier. At MyDental Rossmoyne, we’ll be by your side for the entire procedure and will let you know what you can expect.
When you come in to have your wisdom teeth removed, we’ll make sure you’re feeling comfortable and relaxed first and foremost. All in all, the procedure should take less than one hour, after which you’re free to return home and rest and recover.
First, we’ll numb your mouth to ensure you won’t feel a thing. Next, we can give you an IV sedation to place you in a “twilight” sleep. If you’d rather, you can opt for general anesthesia.
Once your asleep, we’ll remove your wisdom teeth and stitch up all wounds to encourage quick healing. The area may be packed full of gauze, which you can remove after your visit with us.
After your procedure, we recommend having someone there who can drive you home. You shouldn’t have any pain after surgery, and we recommend you rest and recover. We’ll schedule a follow up appointment with you to ensure everything is healing as it should.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is getting my wisdom teeth removed painful?
Wisdom teeth removal is performed under anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the actual procedure. After, you may find your mouth to be sore for the coming days, though it’s nothing that pain medication can’t handle.
Can all of my wisdom teeth be removed in one visit?
Yes, when you schedule a visit with us, we’ll remove all of your wisdom teeth (if necessary) in one visit so it’s convenient for you.
How late can wisdom teeth come in?
Typically, wisdom teeth come in between the ages of 16 and your mid-twenties. For some, wisdom teeth emerge without any problem and may even perfectly line up behind your rear molars—however, this is rare.
Can a wisdom tooth come out on its own?
If a wisdom tooth ‘dies’, it’s possible that it can fall out on its own. This can be dangerous as a dead tooth may often lead to infection. If you feel like a tooth is loose, please contact us for an appointment.
What should I not do after having my wisdom teeth out?
After your surgery, we recommend that you take it easy for a few days. You should avoid touching the wound area with either your hands or tongue. Do not vigorously brush, floss or rinse the back of your mouth. To help with pain and swelling, you can apply ice to the outside of your cheeks. You should also take any prescribed pain medication, and please, do not drink out of a straw for two weeks as you heal to avoid infection and dry sockets.