Lower Plenty Dental

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Gentle Wisdom Teeth Extraction For a Pain Free Smile

Wisdom teeth can be tricky, erupting without any problem for some people while causing extreme discomfort for others. Since they tend to appear at a later age, wisdom teeth may not have enough space to grow out comfortably. This can cause problems, such as the tooth getting stuck under the gumline, growing at the wrong angle, or coming out halfway. In such instances, they become impacted, and wisdom teeth extraction may be necessary to protect the surrounding teeth, prevent further damage and alleviate pain.

At Lower Plenty Dental, we understand the thought of tooth extraction can be daunting. Therefore, we’re here to ensure your wisdom tooth journey is as stress-free as possible. With quality dental care at every phase of your treatment, a gentle touch, and the latest techniques for successful treatment outcomes, we aim to help you regain your smile.

Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that typically emerge in your late teens or early twenties. This is the stage when the rest of the teeth are fully grown and developed, often leaving not enough space in the jaw to accommodate these new teeth, making them ‘impacted’. This can lead to:

  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Jaw stiffness and pain
  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene
  • Pain and discomfort at the back of your mouth
  • Increased risk of infection, especially if the wisdom tooth is trapped under the gumline, leaving an opening for the bacteria to enter

Increased risk of infection, especially if the wisdom tooth is trapped under the gumline, leaving an opening for the bacteria to enter

Wisdom Tooth Removal In Lower Plenty

We are committed to providing a smooth, comfortable treatment tailored to your needs. Whether you need an emergency wisdom teeth removal or a consultation to address toothache and identify the underlying cause, we’re here to help you retain your oral health.

Here’s what you can expect during the wisdom tooth removal treatment:

First Consultation

At the first appointment, our dentist will give a local anaesthetic to numb the area. A rubber shield will be placed over the tooth to isolate the tooth and prevent contamination of the nerve canal. The nerve canals are cleaned of the diseased pulpal tissue, infection and toxins. Medication is applied in the canal to help settle the infection, and a temporary restoration is fitted over the tooth. The medication is left in for at least 14 days to help clear any infection.

Consultation With Radiographs

During this stage, we perform an OPG or panoramic X-ray to evaluate all aspects of wisdom teeth removal. This includes assessing the wisdom teeth, anatomical structures, nerves, sinuses, blood vessels, and other teeth. This X-ray helps determine the surgical difficulty, tooth impaction, and treatment recommendations. We discuss the risks and benefits, providing a fully itemised quotation.

Treatment Recommendations

Based on the evaluation, we may recommend the following: Some symptoms of a damaged or infected tooth include:
  • If the wisdom teeth are on track and further jaw growth may accommodate them, we monitor the eruption for easier removal later.
  • If an extraction is necessary, we will remove the impacted wisdom tooth under local anaesthesia or nitrous oxide.
  • If you prefer to be asleep for the procedure, we may refer you to a specialist oral surgeon to have the surgery done in a hospital.
You may experience temporary pain, swelling, bruising, limited jaw opening, and numbness. These symptoms can be managed with prescribed pain relievers and cold compresses. We’ll also guide you on proper oral hygiene practices during the healing process. As your mouth heals, you’ll start to notice the relief from the discomfort and issues caused by your impacted wisdom teeth. With proper care and attention, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a pain-free smile and improved oral health.

Experience Quality Dental Care

At Lower Plenty Dental, we believe in a patient-centred approach to dental care, ensuring a smooth, stress-free experience. We guide you through decision-making, ensuring you have all the information you need to make informed choices for a happier smile.


Impacted wisdom teeth are almost sure to cause problems if left in place. This is particularly true of the lower wisdom teeth. Such problems may occur suddenly and often at the most inconvenient times.
It is generally recommended that impacted wisdom teeth be removed between the ages of 14 and 22 years, whether they are causing problems or not. Surgery is technically easier, and patients recover much more quickly when younger. A relatively minor operation at 20 can become complex in patients over 40. Also, the risk of complications increases with age, and the healing process is slower.
It may be advisable to have them removed before travelling if you are going to an area where specialist dental services and antibiotics are not readily available.
Generally, no. Surgery in the presence of infection can cause infection to spread and become more serious. Firstly, the infection must be controlled by local oral hygiene, antibiotics and sometimes the extraction of the opposing wisdom tooth. Antibiotics are a short-term solution for impacted wisdom teeth.
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