Removal & Recovery Time

If wisdom teeth are giving your cause to worry, we offer wisdom teeth removal (also called extraction) in our Brisbane based dental clinic. Wisdom teeth removal can sometimes be a more complex procedure than general extraction, especially if we are dealing with the issue at a stage where there are impacted teeth (see above). If wisdom teeth are difficult to extract due to being near a large nerve in the lower jaw, our dentists may need to refer you to an oral surgeon.

We can remove wisdom teeth long before they have a chance to cause significant disruption. What will this involve?

  • The optimal life-stage for this to take place is usually during the late teenage years, but can differ from person-to-person.
  • We perform wisdom tooth extraction using local anesthesia to numb the pain, or you can choose another sedation option if you feel anxious about dental treatments.
  • Dissolving stitches are used to seal the gum, which will usually take 7 to 10 days to break down.
  • We will give you special care directions to follow for the 24 hours following your extraction, and can give you pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication.