Wisdom Teeth Removal


Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars located at the back of your mouth. They typically start to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. For some individuals, wisdom teeth grow in without any issues and fit well with their existing teeth. However, for many others, these teeth can become problematic and require removal.

At Sandgate Bayside Dental, we understand that the prospect of wisdom teeth removal may raise concerns and apprehensions. That’s why we have prepared this comprehensive guide to help you understand the procedure and ensure a smooth experience.

When is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. Some common scenarios that may necessitate wisdom teeth removal include:

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: When there isn’t enough space in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly, they may become impacted, partially erupted, or stuck beneath the gum line. This can lead to pain, swelling, and an increased risk of infection.

Crowding: Wisdom teeth can exert pressure on adjacent teeth, causing crowding and misalignment. This can lead to bite problems and affect the overall alignment of your teeth.

Infection or Gum Disease: Due to their location at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to clean properly. As a result, they can be more susceptible to decay, infection, and gum disease.

Cysts or Tumors: In some rare cases, fluid-filled cysts or tumors may form around impacted wisdom teeth, leading to more serious oral health issues.

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The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

At Sandgate Bayside Dental, our experienced team of dentists ensures that the wisdom teeth removal process is as smooth and gentle as possible. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:

Initial Consultation: Before the extraction, our dental professionals will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to assess the position and condition of your wisdom teeth. Based on the evaluation, they will determine the most appropriate course of action.

Anesthesia: Depending on the complexity of the case and your comfort level, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. We offer happy gas and IV sedation in our practice. Our team will discuss the best option for you and address any concerns you may have.

Extraction: The actual extraction process will begin once the anesthesia has taken effect. If the wisdom tooth is impacted, a small incision may be made in the gum to access the tooth. The tooth may be divided into smaller pieces for easier removal. Once the tooth is extracted, the site will be thoroughly cleaned, and dissolvable stitches may be used to aid healing.

Post-Operative Care: After the procedure, you will be given detailed instructions on post-operative care. This will include information on managing pain and swelling, dietary restrictions, oral hygiene practices, and when to schedule a follow-up appointment.

Recovery: Recovery times may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and your body’s healing capacity. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days, but it may take a few weeks for the area to fully heal.



Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that can prevent a host of oral health problems. At Sandgate Bayside Dental, our priority is to ensure a stress-free experience for our patients. If you suspect that your wisdom teeth may be causing issues or if you have any concerns about your oral health, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our skilled team. We are committed to providing top-quality dental care and addressing all your dental needs.

Remember, early intervention can prevent complications down the line. Trust the experts at Sandgate Bayside Dental to take care of your smile and overall oral health.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile!


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For over 25 years, our practice has been caring for people from Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge, Boondall, Taigum, Woody Point, Clontarf, Margate, Redcliffe and other surrounding areas.

Our main priority is to provide affordable, gentle and quality dental care to the Sandgate and surrounding communities.

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