Wisdom Teeth Removal in Armadale

Wisdom tooth removal does not have to be a painful experience. Let us help you get relief from your symptoms before they worsen.

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Have a Safe and Painless Wisdom Tooth Removal at Prospect Road Dental Surgery

Wisdom teeth can be impacted, meaning they don’t have enough room to come in, or sometimes they grow sideways.

Wisdom teeth can often cause pain and other problems, but many people don’t know what to do about them. If you have wisdom teeth that can’t properly fit into your mouth, your dentist may recommend that you have them surgically removed.

The most effective dental treatment option for impacted wisdom teeth is to remove them before they cause you pain. At Prospect Road Dental, we offer effective wisdom tooth removal as a safe dental procedure to any potential problems. Our experienced dentists are here to make your extraction procedure as painless as possible.

Problems that Wisdom Teeth Removal Can Help With

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause several oral problems. At Prospect Road Dental, wisdom teeth can be safely and effectively removed to address current or future problems that may arise.
Damage to Other Teeth:
It is possible that the wisdom tooth may damage or increase the risk of infection in the region if it pushes against the second molar. Our dentists at Prospect Road Dental are experienced in wisdom tooth removal and can protect your adjacent teeth from damage.
Gum Disease:
Impacted wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean, increasing your risk of developing pericoronitis, a swelling and infection of the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth. Our experienced dentists at Prospect Road Dental can reduce this risk with efficient wisdom teeth removal.
Tooth Decay:
Wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean and are at a higher risk of tooth decay. We offer wisdom tooth removal at Prospect Road Dental because we understand the importance of removing partially impacted wisdom teeth.
Oral Cysts:
Not only can impacted wisdom teeth cause pain and swelling, but they can also lead to oral cysts. At Prospect Road Dental, we want to make sure that your oral health is as good as it can be, and removing an impacted wisdom tooth is often the best way to do that.
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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Prospect Road Dental

At Prospect Road Dental, we understand that wisdom teeth removal can be a daunting experience. That’s why we offer comfortable and affordable care in a convenient location.
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One-stop Shop

We provide general dental services such as dental check-ups, scale and cleans, root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, tooth extractions, and dental fillings, as well as specialised procedures such as gum disease treatment and bruxism treatment.

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Comfortable Care

At Prospect Road Dental, we understand that many people are anxious about having their wisdom teeth removed, so our caring team of gentle dentists takes the time to explain the surgical procedure and answer any questions you may have. We also offer sedation dentistry to make you feel more comfortable during your dental appointment.

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Affordable dental care

Prospect Road Dental is a preferred provider for all major health funds like BUPA, CBHS, HBF, HCF, HIF, and Medibank. To make wisdom teeth extraction easier on your budget, we also offer flexible, no-interest payment plans.

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Convenient location

The Armadale shopping centre is directly across the street, and the train station and bus stops are within walking distance. Patients have access to free parking throughout the day.

What You Need To Know

FAQ About Our Dental Clinic In Armadale

We understand that you may have questions when seeing a new dentist for the first time. If your concern isn’t addressed
below, please feel free to contact our practice. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.

Impacted teeth have the following symptoms, which indicate that your wisdom teeth need to be extracted:

  • Intermittent pain in the molars
  • Swelling around the gums
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Sensitivity around the partially erupted tooth

In most cases, wisdom teeth are removed only when they cause problems or are likely to cause problems in the future. As each dental patient is unique, our dentists will need to examine you to make appropriate recommendations and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. Wisdom teeth may not require extraction if:

  • They are healthy.
  • They have fully erupted.
  • They are properly positioned.
  • They are not difficult to clean.

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, meaning they don’t have enough room to come in, or sometimes grow sideways, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend that you have them surgically removed.

Before the removal of wisdom teeth, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area. The dentist will ensure that there is no underlying infection before removing the impacted teeth. 

The dentist will remove the visible part of the tooth, which must be fully erupted into the mouth for removal. If your wisdom tooth hasn’t erupted yet, your dentist will cut your gums to remove any problematic bone. After the tooth is removed, they will stitch the incision closed, and the area will be packed with gauze to stop the bleeding. You will be given antibiotics and pain medication to help manage the discomfort.

Patients can usually have all four of their wisdom teeth removed at the same time. You can talk to your dentist about your preferences and ask any questions you may have regarding the treatment process. Your dentist will normally evaluate your medical history, x-rays, and pictures and examine you to determine if all four wisdom teeth can be extracted at the same time.
Wisdom teeth removal can be painful. However, one way to ease the pain level is to have sedation dentistry to avoid any pain during your dental procedure. Your consultation for wisdom teeth removal will help us figure out which option is best for you and which one is best for your procedure.
Depending on the complexity of your treatment, wisdom tooth removal surgery costs can range from $300 to $500 per tooth. Depending on whether local, sedation, or general anaesthesia is used, the cost of treatment can range from $2,000 to $3,000 per tooth.

It is recommended that you have someone else drive you home, especially if you are under general anaesthesia. You wouldn’t be able to drive within 48 hours after undergoing general anaesthesia.

Most people recover within three to four days after wisdom tooth removal surgery. You may need to wait a week for your teeth to heal if they were impacted or came in at the wrong angle. It may take months for the surgical wound to heal completely, so an infection can still develop weeks after dental surgery. It is crucial that you take care of yourself during the recovery period.

Your mouth will be bleeding on the first day of healing. Dentists may prescribe over-the-counter pain relievers for pain relief as well as aftercare instructions, such as:

  • Avoid touching the extraction site.
  • Keep the gauze pad on the surgical area for 30 minutes. It should then be removed and thrown away.
  • Don’t spit or rinse your mouth vigorously. It may dislodge the blood clot and cause excessive bleeding.
  • You can reduce swelling by applying ice to the cheeks outside the surgery area.
  • Make sure you take the prescribed pain medication according to your dentist’s instructions.
  • For the next few days, be cautious when eating or drinking anything hot or cold because your mouth might be sensitive.
  • Prevent extraction site irritation by eating soft foods like yoghurt, pudding, and oatmeal.
  • Do not engage in strenuous activities for one week.
  • Don’t smoke.

In general, there is a proportional amount of swelling associated with a surgical procedure. People often experience swelling around the lips, cheeks, eyelids, and sides of their faces after wisdom teeth removal. This is the body’s normal response to surgery and subsequent healing.

There is no need to worry if swelling and stiffness in your jaw persist for several days as this is entirely normal. Following surgery, applying moist heat to the side of the face for four to five days can help reduce swelling and reduce muscle stiffness in the jaw. 

Pain and swelling should subside within 3 to 4 days after surgery, but if they worsen, do not subside, or you experience any unusual symptoms, contact your dentist.

The level of your coverage depends on your private health insurance policy. Most major dental extras cover help pay for more complex treatments, including wisdom teeth removal. Please get in touch with your health fund provider to confirm your coverage.