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Wisdom Tooth Removal at Wynyard Dental Clinic

Your wisdom teeth come in at some point between the teen years to your late twenties. They’re the third and last set of molars to form, located at the back of your mouth. But sometimes there’s not enough space in the jaw for wisdom teeth to erupt properly. This situation can lead to impactions, pain, swelling or damage to neighbouring teeth.

Should Your Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?

wisdom tooth illustrationWisdom tooth removal is something we perform at Wynyard Dental Clinic on a case-by-case basis. Some people never need to have their third molars extracted, while others look at oral surgery as a rite of passage into adulthood. Some of the situations where we recommend having your wisdom teeth extracted include:

  • Pain and swelling
  • Cysts around the teeth
  • Pressure, causing crowding
  • Active decay or gum disease
  • Lack of space
  • Partial or full eruption
Because of their location at the back of the mouth, it’s difficult to keep wisdom teeth clean. They’re more prone to developing infections that, while they could be treated, are likely to keep recurring. Proactively removing your third molars is ideal to prevent damage to the teeth next to them.

What to Expect

During your wisdom tooth evaluation, we’ll perform a complete exam and take an X-ray to evaluate the position and size of each tooth. If your third molars need to be removed, we’ll move on to planning your surgery.

On the date of your extraction, we’ll administer sedatives and inject numbing medication around each of the teeth we plan to remove. An opening is made in your gums and the molars are taken out, sometimes in smaller pieces. We’ll then stitch the extraction site closed or place a medication into the socket to aid in healing. The entire appointment takes about an hour or less.

You’ll need to take a few days off from work or school while you recover. Plan to have several soft foods on hand, such as pudding, ice cream, yoghurt, etc. Have a few cold compresses at home to alternate them on and off every 20 minutes to limit swelling (which is the most common cause of post-operative discomfort). We’ll give you a set of written instructions with contact information to bring home so that you can be in touch with us if something isn’t healing properly.

Ensuring Your Comfort

As with any type of oral surgery, your wisdom tooth removal appointment is one where comfort is important. Our dentists and licensed anaesthetist offer different types of dental sedation to choose from, based on the procedure at hand and your individual anxiety level. In addition to sedatives, we’ll use a local anaesthetic around each surgical site to completely numb the area around the tooth being removed.

Schedule A Consultation

Contact Wynyard Dental Clinic today to schedule an evaluation for wisdom teeth removal Sydney CBD. Flexible payment plans are available.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Wisdom Teeth Removal Sydney CBD NSW | (02) 9262 5331