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Tooth Extractions and
Wisdom Teeth

The team at Wantirna Mall Dental Surgery is skilled in a broad range of dental solutions. We want to save your existing teeth whenever possible with options such as root canal therapy or a dental crown. In some cases, however, an extraction may be necessary.

Gentle, Careful and Efficient Extractions

Illustration of tooth being extractedThe first step is to book an appointment with us so that we can check and make sure that an extraction is the best way to proceed. We’ll keep you numbed during the procedure so that you don’t experience any pain and go through what you can expect afterwards and the proper aftercare.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt in the back of the mouth. They usually become an issue in the late teenage years or early twenties. Their path, however, may be blocked by existing teeth, soft tissue or bone, making them impacted. Most wisdom teeth extractions can be handled at our practice, though we’ll be happy to refer you out to a specialist if your case is more complex. We’ll be able to determine your particular situation using our OPG X-ray machine.

We’ll evaluate the best way to extract your teeth and proceed, needing about 20-45 minutes in total to complete the extraction. After one week, you will return for a follow-up visit, during which we’ll remove the sutures.

Postoperative Tips

Any surgical procedure has risks, and having a tooth extracted is no exception. The effects of an extraction include swelling, bleeding, pain and infection.

  • In the days following your procedure, be careful and brush gently around the extraction site
  • Reduce bleeding by biting down on clean gauze and holding pressure
  • Decrease swelling by applying an ice pack to the outside of your face close to the extraction site
  • Reduce the chances of side effects by eating soft foods and drinking liquids without using a straw, which can disrupt the blood clot that needs to form

Let’s Improve Your Smile

Extractions and wisdom teeth removal in Wantirna can be completed gently by our caring, experienced team. Contact us today! We’re providers for Medibank Private, Bupa and HCF.

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Tooth Extractions Wantirna, Bayswater, Boronia, Vermont VIC | (03) 9720 2215