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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

At Campsie Family Dental, we have a particular interest in wisdom teeth extractions. Dentist Dr James Song has performed hundreds in recent years, making him well-versed in the entire procedure. If you or your teenager needs to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we’re here to make sure the process goes smoothly for you.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Illustration of wisdom teethYour wisdom teeth are also called your third molars. They are the last teeth to grow in. Since they’re the final ones to erupt, your mouth often may not have the space to accommodate them. That’s why wisdom teeth extractions are so commonly performed. If left as they are, the teeth can grow in crookedly, be impacted and cause many problems for your other, healthy teeth.

What to Expect

You’ll never be left wondering when it comes to your dental care. We make sure that you’re fully informed about every step. Once we’ve determined that you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we’ll explain the entire process to you. We’ll take X-rays and show them to you so you can see where your wisdom teeth are and what we’ll be doing.

After a numbing agent is applied, we can proceed with the extraction. We’ll make sure to take our time so that any infection present is thoroughly cleaned out. When you’re done, we suggest that you head home to rest. You can usually return to work after a day. If your extraction is more complex, you may require a longer recovery period.

The Importance of Preserving Bones and Teeth

If you’ve had a problem with your wisdom teeth for some time, you may have an infection present. Our dentist utilises a technique to remove all infection present while ensuring that the surrounding structures aren’t damaged. You won’t have to worry about your bone material or neighbouring teeth being harmed in the process.

In the future, if you need a tooth replacement such as a dental implant, you won’t have to worry about your prior dental work affecting your candidacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my wisdom teeth are coming in?

Often, your dentist will let you know during a routine checkup. However, if you don’t visit your dentist twice a year, there are other symptoms to watch for. Common signs that your wisdom teeth are coming in are jaw pain and tenderness or swelling around the gums. You may even be able to feel or notice the wisdom teeth breaking through the gums.

Will I be sedated or put under anaesthesia for the procedure?

Yes, we will provide you with a local anaesthetic before beginning the procedure. Based on your needs and our dentist’s recommendations, you may need sedation. We will review your health history first to make sure you are a candidate for sedation.

Will I need stitches? How will those be removed?

We may need to use stitches though it’s not always necessary. If you do require stitches, they will usually dissolve on their own after a week or two. If they don’t dissolve, which rarely happens, our dentist can remove them.

What can happen if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed?

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, as most typically are, a variety of dental problems can occur, such as crowding, cavities, gum infection or cysts.

Got an Emergency?

We know that dental emergencies can happen anytime. If you require an emergency wisdom teeth extraction Campsie, contact our team straightaway! We’ll get you in as soon as possible. Convenient weekend hours are available on Saturdays and Sundays.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Wisdom Teeth Removal Campsie, Belfield NSW | (02) 7904 4934