Wisdom Teeth Removal Deeragun, Townsville

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What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last adult molars (back teeth) that come through usually in your late teens or 20s. Most people will have four wisdom teeth, two upper and two lower- one in each corner. It is possible, however, for some people to have fewer wisdom teeth, and in some cases, none at all.

Why is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

If wisdom teeth get stuck (impacted) against other teeth or gums due to there not being enough space for them to grow normally, this can leave a flap of gum over the tooth which can lead to pain, infection and a higher risk of problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease, as it is more difficult to clean.

Wisdom tooth extraction is recommended by dentists when impacted wisdom teeth cause pain, discomfort, and any of the previously mentioned dental issues.

In-Chair Procedure

Having a wisdom tooth removed can be an incredibly stressful procedure for some patients, and we aim to ease those worries as much as we can. If you feel anxious about the procedure, our caring dentists are more than happy to listen to your concerns, and answer any questions you may have. For patients who require more anxiety busting techniques than just a calm environment, we have happy gas (nitrous oxide) available for in-chair procedures.

Happy gas is a safe and reliable way to overcome the fear of having wisdom teeth removed, and is a fraction of the cost of general anaesthetic. It’s a good idea to eat lightly prior to your procedure, and to avoid a big meal for three hours afterwards.

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Post-Operative Instructions After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Post-operative care following a tooth removal in Townsville is essential for healing and preventing complications. Your dentist will be able to provide you with a set of post-operative care instructions, such as avoiding certain foods and not smoking.

Contact us for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Deeragun, Townsville

If your wisdom teeth are coming through and are causing you pain or you notice feelings of discomfort in the back of your mouth, book an appointment to see our dentists in Townsville. We will be able to evaluate your situation, and let you know if wisdom teeth removal is necessary.


The best way to determine if you need wisdom teeth extraction is through a dental examination. Your dentist for your wisdom teeth removal in Deeragun, Townsville will assess the position, alignment, and potential complications associated with your wisdom teeth through X-rays and clinical evaluation.

Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they are impacted (stuck beneath the gum line), causing crowding or shifting of other teeth, causing pain or infection, or prone to decay due to their difficult-to-reach location.

The cost of wisdom teeth removal in Deeragun, Townsville can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the extraction, the number of teeth being removed, anesthesia requirements, and any additional procedures needed. It is best to consult with a dentist who can provide an accurate estimate based on your specific case.
Wisdom teeth extraction is typically performed under local anesthesia, which ensures that you won’t feel pain during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort and swelling after the extraction, but your dentist will provide appropriate pain management instructions.
The recovery time can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual healing rates. Generally, it takes about a few days to a week to recover fully. Your dentist will provide post-operative instructions to promote healing and minimize discomfort.
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with wisdom teeth extraction. These can include infection, dry socket, damage to nearby teeth or nerves, excessive bleeding, or swelling. However, such complications are rare and can be minimized by following your dentist’s instructions.
No, it is not recommended to drive yourself home after wisdom teeth removal. The procedure involves the use of anesthesia, which can impair your motor skills and reaction time. It is best to arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you and drive you home.
Most dental insurance plans provide coverage for wisdom teeth removal, but the extent of coverage can vary. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur.
Initially, you may need to stick to a soft or liquid diet for a few days after wisdom teeth removal in Deeragun Dental. As you heal, you can gradually introduce solid foods back into your diet, following your dentist’s guidelines. It is important to avoid chewing on the surgical site to aid in healing.
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