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Wisdom teeth removal is often recommended because they can become impacted, meaning they grow at an angle instead of straight out. This positioning can crowd other teeth and cause pain, problems with biting or chewing, and infections. In fact, even if your wisdom teeth are not currently causing any problems, proactive removal may be recommended in order to avoid future issues.

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    Wisdom Teeth Removal and Extraction

    At Gisborne Dental, we offer wisdom tooth removal and extraction services. Wisdom teeth are the third molars, located at the back of the mouth. They typically erupt during the late teens or early twenties. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often cause problems.

    They may come in crooked or become impacted, causing pain, inflammation, and damage to nearby teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth may also lead to infections or cysts. For these reasons, it is often advisable to have wisdom teeth removed.

    At Gisborne Dental, our experienced dental surgeons will carefully extract your wisdom teeth, ensuring that you experience minimal discomfort and make a quick recovery. We also offer sedation options as well as sleep dentistry for patients who are particularly anxious about the procedure. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

    What is the Procedure for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

    The procedure for wisdom tooth extraction is fairly simple. First, the dentist numbs the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Next, the dentist uses a drill to make a small incision in the gum tissue. Then, the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.

    Finally, the area is cleaned and sutured closed. Wisdom tooth extraction is typically a quick and relatively painless procedure. However, you may experience some swelling and discomfort afterwards. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your mouth after surgery.

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    When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

    For many people, wisdom teeth cause more problems than they are worth. They can become infected, crowd other teeth, and even cause pain and swelling.

    As a result, many people opt to have their wisdom teeth removed. But when is the best time to have this procedure done?

    There is no hard and fast rule for wisdom teeth removal. However, most dentists agree that it is best to have the procedure done before the teeth become problematic.

    For some people, this means having their wisdom teeth removed in their early teens. It may not be necessary for others to have the procedure until they are in their twenties or thirties. In any case, it is important to talk to your dentist about your options so that you can make an informed decision.

    What Happens if I Don’t Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removed?

    Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems if they are not removed. The most common problem is that they can become infected, which can lead to pain, swelling, and difficulty opening the mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can also crowd other teeth, causing them to become misaligned.

    In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can even damage nearby teeth or bone. If the roots of impacted wisdom teeth are not fully formed, they can also cause the gum tissue to recede, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Ultimately, it is advisable to remove impacted wisdom teeth before they cause any serious problems.

    What Is The Recovery Period For Wisdom Tooth Removal?

    The recovery period for wisdom tooth removal varies from person to person, but it is typically a relatively quick and easy process. In most cases, the surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, which means you will be awake during the procedure but not feel any pain.

    Recovery from local anesthesia usually takes a few hours. Once the anesthesia has worn off, you may experience some soreness and swelling in the surgery area. These symptoms are typically mild and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

    Most people are able to return to their normal activities within a few days. However, it is important to avoid hard or crunchy foods until completely healed the surgical site. Wisdom tooth removal is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure, and most people have little trouble recovering from it.

    Why Choose Gisborne Dental for your Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

    Gisborne Dental offers a comprehensive wisdom teeth extraction service that is designed to minimise discomfort and maximise results.

    Our experienced dentists will carefully assess your individual needs and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you. We understand that having your wisdom teeth removed can be a daunting experience, which is why is it important to be treated by an experienced dentist.

    We also offer sedation dentistry for those who are particularly anxious about the procedure. Gisborne Dental is committed to providing the highest standard of care, and we strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible. Contact us today to book in your consultation.

    Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost

    At Gisborne Dental, we understand that the cost of wisdom tooth extraction can be a concern for our patients. We are committed to providing affordable dental care and offer a number of payment options to suit your budget.

    We also offer a variety of financing options, so you can spread the cost of your treatment over time. For more information about our pricing and financing options, please call our office or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

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