Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last teeth to come through the gums. With a large percentage of people, there is not enough space at the back of the jaw for the wisdom teeth to come through.
This causes the wisdom teeth to become wedged or “impacted”.
Most of the time these impacted wisdom teeth cause a number of complications such as inflammation/infection, uncomfortable crowding and sometimes damage to adjacent teeth.
We offer wisdom teeth removal in Innaloo under tablet or IV sedation.
Removal of wisdom teeth is a very common procedure and can be done in the chair depending on the positioning of the teeth. We can offer light sedation prior to your wisdom teeth surgery in Innaloo for a more relaxed, pleasant experience.
Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
Wisdom teeth need to be extracted if they cause pain, overcrowding in your teeth, or become impacted. In some cases, the teeth can erupt without causing any of these issues and do not need to be removed. When having orthodontic treatment, we may remove your wisdom teeth to make more room for teeth movement.
On the day of the surgery, you’ll want to make sure that someone is available to drive you home, as you will likely be drowsy and unable to operate a car. You won’t be able to eat hard foods, drink or smoke for three to four days. If your wisdom teeth were impacted, recovery could take longer. Our dentists will let you how to take care of the extraction site and keep it clean during recovery.
If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your third molars to erupt, it is advisable to have them removed as soon as it is recognised. In some patients, this is as early as 11 or 12 whereas in others it may not be until 17 or 18 years of age. You will heal faster, with more predictable final healing and have fewer complications than an older patient.
You’ll probably want to have some type of sedation for the procedure, so discuss your options with our dentist ahead of time. Depending on the type of sedation, you may need to fast after midnight before the appointment. We can also advise you about medications and other steps that you can take to prepare.
Recovery from wisdom teeth removal usually takes 3 or 4 days. If your teeth were impacted, it may take up to a week to heal. Swelling around the mouth and cheeks stops after a couple of days and any remaining stiffness or soreness should be gone within a week.
Karrinyup is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 12 km north of Perth’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Stirling.
Population (approx.): 9,000
Geo coordinates: 31.8776°S, 115.7759°E
Postcodes: 6018, 6921
Western Australia 6018, Australia
Head northeast on Karrinyup Rd/State Route 76 toward Karrinyup Rd/State Route 76
Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Huntriss Rd
Use any lane to turn left onto Scarborough Beach Rd/State Route 75
Turn left onto Odin Rd/State Route 64
The destination will be on the left
Odin House Dental Surgery
3/8 Odin Rd, Innaloo WA 6018, Australia
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