Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Canterbury

Most of us experience an erupted wisdom tooth in our late teens and early twenties — but if there isn’t enough room in your mouth to accommodate the tooth, you may need to undergo an extraction.

Not only are wisdom teeth painful when breaking through, but they can also cause serious problems like decay and gum disease if left unchecked. If you have any concerns about your oral health, book an appointment with Dentistry in Canterbury for high-quality general dental care and emergency wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne.

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Melbourne’s wisdom teeth specialist

Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common dental procedures in the book. Our team of dentists use the most trusted methods and have special measures in place to make the experience as relaxing and straightforward as possible for our patients. 

Whether your wisdom tooth is causing pain, damaging other teeth or infecting the gums, we will create a tailored treatment plan to meet your needs. Your dentist will also provide clear home care guidance, helping you accelerate your recovery.


What to expect from wisdom tooth extraction

We begin with a thorough examination of the wisdom tooth’s shape and position in the jaw to determine the most appropriate tooth removal treatment plan. Based on this assessment and your preferences, we may apply an anaesthetic before extraction.

Your dentist starts by making small incisions in the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth. The tooth is then moved gently from side to side until it is loose enough to remove. After removal, the extraction site is cleaned and layered with gauze to control bleeding.

Quality care with a personal touch

We understand that getting your wisdom teeth removed can be scary. At Dentistry in Canterbury, we strive to create a calm and relaxing environment that helps even the most anxious patients feel at ease.

Prior to the procedure, your dentist will walk you through each step of the process and answer any questions you may have. If you have any additional requirements, just let us know and we’ll be delighted to accommodate you.


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Questions about wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is generally not covered by Medicare unless you receive certain concessions from the government or if treatment requires a hospital visit. To reduce costs, visit a private clinic with affordable rates and transparent price structuring, such as Dentistry in Canterbury.
Most people develop four or fewer wisdom teeth (one in each corner of the mouth), though some people have extra wisdom teeth in rare cases. Generally, wisdom teeth erupt in the late teens and early adult years. However, they may also come through in later life.
A local anaesthetic numbs any pain you are likely to experience during wisdom tooth extraction. For more complex incisions, patients may undergo wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic. It’s natural to feel some mild pain and swelling in the days after the procedure. Painkillers can help alleviate post-treatment discomfort.

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Providing a comfortable visit for our patients, expect a soothing environment and friendly dentists.

State-of-the-art technology

We use advanced dental technology and leading techniques for best results.

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Our newly renovated clinic is designed to make you feel at ease.

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Our experienced team is trusted by families across Melbourne.