Extraction & Wisdom Tooth Removal Brisbane
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Typical Reasons for an Extraction
Our permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, however, there are a number of reasons a tooth can require an extraction.
All teeth, not just wisdom teeth can experience difficulties that result in requiring an extraction. These can range substantially from decay, broken teeth, gum disease, bone loss, impacted wisdom teeth, and more.
At Skygate Dental Clinic we provide consultations to ensure your optimal oral dental health. Often times this is to mitigate the chances of requiring a tooth extraction, however, in some instances, extractions can be used to avoid potential future complications. Such as an impacted tooth or wisdom teeth, which may lead to damage to other teeth.
Your Dentist in your initial consultation will determine through examination and possibly an x-ray if you require an extraction. This can range from Wisdom Teeth to Molars or any of your other teeth. This process assists in ensuring the extraction at our Brisbane dental clinic is as pain-free as possible.
Wisdom Tooth & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Let our dentists at Skygate Dental take care of you. Our team of skilled Brisbane dentists will check for swelling, and infection, and if the wisdom teeth have erupted or become impacted. So we can recommend the best treatment.
Tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal can be a worry, but at Skygate Dental our treatment will bring about the best results for your mouth and oral health.
The wisdom teeth removal procedure can be very complex. In order to provide the best possible care and outcome for your oral health, we make use of the latest technologies to aid in diagnosing problems while in the dental chair. In order to diagnose a potential wisdom tooth-related issue, we will often make use of a number of procedures, from a full jaw x-ray (OPG) to intraoral imaging. This assists in ensuring the best possible outcome, as wisdom teeth extractions are a surgical procedure.
OPG X-rays provide valuable insight and necessary insight when dealing with wisdom teeth extraction. It generally allows the dentist to see the placement of the wisdom tooth in relation to your nerve. It also highlights any additional teeth that may be affected by a wisdom tooth extraction. In addition, it will highlight if you have any extra teeth that have not erupted or additional wisdom teeth (Also known as 9’s).
Given the nature of wisdom tooth surgery and that a surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, prior to having the wisdom teeth extracted, we recommend obtaining a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner to assist in ensuring the best possible outcome.
We offer the latest treatments and technology to ensure your comfort and safety while our expert dentists work with you to achieve the best possible results.
Extraction & Wisdom Teeth FAQs
What To Expect With A Tooth Extraction or Wisdom teeth removal
Following an oral exam of the tooth and gum around the area of treatment and before the extraction, it will be necessary for your dentist to gently numb the area. Before the removal procedure can begin, the first step is to place a topical numbing gel, followed by the anaesthetic.
Your dentist will then test around the tooth that will be extracted to make sure the area is completely numb. The dentist will not proceed with the tooth extraction until you are comfortable and ready.
It is common to feel pressure throughout the procedure, however, it should be pain-free. If any discomfort is present during the process, the surgery will stop to address the location of discomfort. Surgery will only recommence once it has been confirmed the discomfort is no longer present.
Post-Op Procedures and Care
After the tooth extraction (or wisdom teeth removal) has been completed, the dentist will place sterile gauze over the site. They will also give you an additional packet of gauze to help with any weeping from the extraction site. This will aid the formation of a blood clot; helping to stop the bleeding from the extracted tooth and promote healing.
Skygate Dental surgery takes every precaution to ensure your surrounding bone, mouth and gum are checked for health during the procedure. Once the tooth extraction (wisdom tooth extraction) is completed and clotting has started, they will recheck the mouth, gum and bone around the location of the surgery to confirm all is well prior to discharge.
All extractions are followed up with a TLC call and a further appointment if the Dentist deems it necessary. Any wisdom tooth extraction or tooth removal comes with a free-of-charge review appointment if required.
After the extraction, the dentist will discuss the post-operative instructions. This will be provided with detailed take-home instructions to help provide the best care throughout the healing process.
Instructions will detail common avoidances, things to watch out for as well as pain management to make the healing process as smooth as possible. As well to assist in mitigating possible future complications like dry sockets.
Every circumstance is different, but factoring in some time to rest and recover after may be necessary.
As each person is different and you may need further visits to reduce the risks of infection, our dentistry practice and services are only a call away and available after hours for emergency wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Costs
At Skygate Dental, whether it is an upper or lower tooth or all 4 wisdom teeth that require extraction our team is here to assist you.
The cost of tooth extractions can vary depending on a number of factors. Which include but are not limited to the current state of the tooth itself, position and proximity at adjacent teeth, possible impaction or partial eruption if it is wisdom teeth and more.
X-rays can also impact the cost, generally required for safety, depending on the tooth you may need a specialized x-ray called an OPG.
Dentistry is inherently complex and unique to the patient. Our goal is to provide the best possible care at the fairest cost possible. All costs, including the x-rays and exams, will be discussed with you prior to proceeding with treatment.
We offer a number of different payment options here at Skygate Dental.
We accept all health funds and offer a number of different options for any GAPs including Afterpay, Zip Pay and Denticare. Please click https://skygatedental.com.au/patient-information/.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom Teeth (also known as Upper/Lower 8’s) are the third molars in your mouth. In the general population, third molars start to erupt into your mouth near or around your early twenties. However, this can occur earlier and later in life as well. In most cases there are four wisdom teeth; however, it is not uncommon to be missing one or even all four.
Will It Be Necessary To Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
In some circumstances, wisdom teeth can cause trouble if there is insufficient space available for them to erupt, or their position is not in a favourable relationship.
When wisdom teeth grow they can develop in an abnormal position or there can not be enough room for the wisdom teeth to fully erupt. Often the tissue or gums form a less-than-ideal relationship. This can lead to difficult cleaning and sometimes allows for infection to develop. In some cases, because wisdom teeth can be very difficult to clean, it can lead to decay, bad breath, and more. More troubling is that often it not only leads to decay in the wisdom tooth but also on the neighbouring second molar.
In select cases, a wisdom tooth may not need removal and the soft tissue can be readapted with a laser to allow for ideal cleaning and oral hygiene. This process is generally completed under local anaesthetic and is not generally expected to have a long recovery as soft tissue (gums) is generally one of the fastest areas to heal on the body. This procedure is called an operculectomy.
Will Antibiotics Help My Infected Wisdom Tooth?
In emergency situations, antibiotics and antiseptic mouth rinses can be prescribed to help resolve the gum infection around a wisdom tooth; however, this does not help treat the underlying cause (the wisdom tooth itself). This type of treatment would only be considered a short-term benefit. It is very likely that the pain and infection will re-occur if an impacted wisdom tooth is the culprit.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
In the event, you are recommended or required to have your wisdom teeth removed or any other tooth removed, this treatment can often be undertaken here at Skygate Dental.
In most circumstances, wisdom teeth surgery is done under local anesthetic. Furthermore, if you are feeling particularly nervous or worried about wisdom teeth removal, relaxing medication can be prescribed or conscious sedation.
If the wisdom teeth surgery is considered high risk or you would prefer to have gas sedation (commonly known as laughing gas) or general anesthetic (iv sedation) and be sleeping during the procedure, then a referral to the oral surgeon will be made. Following a consultation, they will arrange for an anesthetist to perform the iv sedation and then perform the wisdom tooth removal procedure at a hospital.
Are There Any Risks Involved Removing The Wisdom Teeth?
In healthy individuals surgical risks are often low; however, for individuals who are on many medications or are medically compromised there are increased risks and precautions needed.
Generally, the risk for mildly impacted wisdom teeth is very low; however, with any surgical procedure, there are associated risks with wisdom teeth removal. Some of the risks would include bleeding, infection, and the risk of damage to the dental nerve.
The degree of risks changes greatly from patient to patient, your dentist will discuss in more detail.
What Can I Do To Check To See If My Wisdom Teeth Have Enough Room?
If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth do not hesitate to contact the Skygate Dental team. An appropriate consult and options available have been discussed an assessment will be made to determine if the teeth need removal. In most cases, further diagnostic information will be needed to evaluate the position of the teeth. This is done using radiographs and or, an OPG or a Cone beam CT Scan.
Why Skygate Dental?
Wisdom teeth removal When you need it
Skygate Dental is open 7 days a week to assist you and your family will all wisdom tooth removal related enquires. There is no need to put up with pain for days on end, call us today to get your dental work started.
Convenience at its best
We are conveniently located near Brisbane Airport, servicing both North and South Brisbane. Located just off the M1 getting to your dental appointment has never been easier. We accept all Australian private health insurance. We are conveniently located near the 24-hour supermarket with ample free parking on site.
Affordable Payment Options
Whether you’re looking for a second opinion or need to get out of significant pain our experienced dentists can ass you in your time of need. With affordable payment options available 7 days a week, there is no need to wait. We accept all Australian health funds and have multiple payment plan options. For smaller and once-off treatments Afterpay & Zip pay offer easy no additional cost repayments and for larger treatment plans we have Denticare. Don’t delay your dental care, call today!
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