Wisdom Tooth Extraction / Surgical Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extractions and Surgical Extractions at Dentists in Yamanto

In the heart of Yamanto, Queensland, Dentists in Yamanto proudly offer a comprehensive suite of dental solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our community. Among the myriad of services we provide, Wisdom Tooth Extractions and Surgical Extractions are essential in ensuring the health and well-being of our patients’ oral landscape.

Unravelling the Mystery of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth: An Overview

Often the last set of molars to emerge, wisdom teeth usually appear in the late teens or early twenties. While they were essential to our ancestors, who had a much tougher diet, modern diets have rendered them somewhat redundant. Moreover, our jaws have evolved to be smaller, often lacking the space to accommodate these late bloomers, leading to potential dental complications.

Why Extraction is Sometimes Necessary

While the emergence of wisdom teeth is a natural process, complications can arise:
  1. Impaction
     Due to limited space in the jaw, wisdom teeth might not emerge or align properly. They can remain trapped beneath the gums and jawbone, leading to impaction.
  2. Misalignment
     Wisdom teeth can angle away from or towards the second molars, or they can lie horizontally. This can cause damage to adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.
  3. Cyst Formation
     In some cases, sacs filled with fluid form around the wisdom tooth, leading to the formation of cysts. If untreated, they can damage bones, roots, and surrounding structures.
  4. Gum Infections
     Partially emerged wisdom teeth can lead to an opening in the gum, inviting bacteria and causing infections, leading to pain, swelling, and jaw stiffness.

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The Process of Wisdom Tooth Extraction


Consultation and Evaluation

The journey begins with a comprehensive examination, including X-rays, to determine the position of the wisdom teeth and evaluate the need for extraction.


Extraction Procedure

If extraction is deemed necessary:

  1. Anaesthesia
  2. Depending on the complexity, local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia will be administered to ensure a pain-free experience.
  3. Extraction
  4. For a simple extraction, the tooth is loosened and removed. For an impacted tooth, an incision is made in the gum to expose the tooth and bone. Any bone obstructing access to the tooth root is removed, and the tooth is then extracted. It may be divided into sections for easier removal.
  5. Stitches
  6. Some extractions require stitches to promote healing. These may dissolve over time or need removal later.


Post-Operative Care

While most patients can resume their daily activities in a few days, it's crucial to follow the post-operative guidelines provided, such as avoiding rigors physical activities, not smoking, and sticking to soft foods.

Surgical Extractions Beyond Wisdom Teeth

While wisdom teeth are the most common candidates for surgical extractions, other situations might necessitate such a procedure:
  • Severely decayed teeth that can’t be removed with a simple extraction.
  • Teeth with broken roots.
  • Primary teeth that haven’t fallen out, preventing the eruption of permanent teeth.

Why Choose Dentists in Yamanto for Your Extraction needs?

Experienced Dental Team
Our skilled team ensures the procedure is efficient with minimal discomfort.

Advanced Techniques
We utilise modern techniques and equipment, ensuring safe and effective extractions.

Patient-Centric Approach
From consultation to post-op care, we prioritise our patients’ comfort and well-being, providing guidance at each step.

Wisdom tooth extractions and surgical extractions, though daunting, are routine procedures that can significantly impact one’s oral health when necessary. At Dentists in Yamanto, we commit ourselves to providing a seamless, comfortable experience, guiding our patients to a path of optimal oral health.

If you suspect complications with your wisdom teeth or have been advised for a dental extraction, consult with us. Choose Dentists in Yamanto for unmatched expertise and compassionate care. Your smile, comfort, and health are our utmost priorities.

Our Team

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Michelle Wallace

Dental Specialist

Scarlett Johannson

Principal Specialist

Lee Ming


Deluna Caprio

General Dentist


Wisdom Tooth Extractions and Surgical Extractions at Dentists in Yamanto

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. However, the exact timing can vary for each individual.
No, extractions are only necessary if there’s a risk of complications like impaction, misalignment, cyst formation, or infection. Some individuals never face issues with their wisdom teeth and don’t need extractions.
After extraction, it’s normal to experience some pain, swelling, and mild bleeding. We’ll provide you with aftercare instructions, including recommended pain medications, dietary restrictions, and oral hygiene suggestions.
Generally, most patients recover within a few days. However, you should avoid strenuous activities for about a week, or as advised by our dentist, to ensure proper healing.
We recommend sticking to soft foods and liquids for the first few days post-extraction. Avoid hot, spicy foods and refrain from using straws to prevent disturbing the healing site.
A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms in the extracted tooth’s socket gets dislodged or dissolves, exposing the underlying bone. This can lead to severe pain. To avoid it, refrain from smoking, vigourous rinsing, and using straws in the days following the extraction.
Non-wisdom teeth might need surgical extraction if they are severely decayed, broken below the gum line, have long or curved roots, or if they pose complications for other dental procedures.
Common signs of an impacted wisdom tooth include pain, swelling around the jaw, bad breath, and a bad taste when biting down. However, some impactions are asymptomatic and can only be identified through dental X-rays.
If you’ve had local anaesthesia, you can typically drive yourself. However, if you’ve had sedation or general anaesthesia, you’ll need someone to drive you home.
You can resume brushing and flossing 24 hours after the extraction, but be gentle around the surgical site for a few days to prevent any disturbances to the healing process.

Remember, Dentists in Yamanto are always available to address any concerns or questions you might have. We prioritise your well-being and aim to ensure your dental experience is as comfortable as possible.

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