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The wisdom teeth are the last set of molars on either side of the mouth, often called the third molars. These four teeth tend to erupt when the person is between the ages of 16 and 20. Often, the wisdom teeth must be surgically removed to ensure proper oral health. And, the good news is wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney is very low. So read on.

Why Remove?

Due to their location in the mouth, wisdom teeth are likely to not erupt, erupt partially, or be crooked. These issues can be painful and increase the risk of infection or disease. One such infection is pericornitis. It occurs when there is not enough space in your mouth for the wisdom tooth to come through completely. When the tooth comes through partially, food and plaque can enter your gums, causing inflammation, bad breath, discharge, swollen chin, and muscle spasms in the side of the face with the infection. Wisdom teeth in a person under the age of 20 can be removed with less pain and fewer complications. Therefore, it is recommended that all teens between 16 and 19 have their teeth checked to determine the need for cheap wisdom teeth removal Sydney.

Removal

If you are determined to be a candidate for wisdom tooth removal, an oral surgeon will surgically remove the qualifying teeth after you are made aware of the wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney. During the removal, you will have either local or general anaesthesia and have the option to be sedated depending on the type of procedure required and your individual needs. During surgery, wisdom teeth that have not come through the gum will need to be cut out. An incision will be made in the gum so that the tooth and any required bone may be removed. 

After surgery, you will be given gauze to put over the incisions and will need to keep the gauze in place for at least 30 minutes to help stop any bleeding. You can expect some mild pain, swelling, bleeding, and possibly a fever following your wisdom tooth extraction. A pain medication will be prescribed and you may also use an ice pack for the pain and swelling. Although wisdom tooth extraction is a routine procedure, complications can arise. Should you have any questions, you can contact wisdom teeth removal Sydney expert.

Possible Complications

Although not expected, there are complications, which can occur after a wisdom tooth removal. Within the first five days after surgery, 2-5% of people develop a dry socket. They are extremely painful and occur because the blood did not clot correctly and the nerve of your tooth has become exposed. If this should occur, contact your oral surgeon immediately! The surgeon will rise out the area, clean it, and dress the area to help with the pain. Dry sockets heal within 10 days of treatment if taken care of appropriately. Be sure to follow the directions of your surgeon upon discharge decrease your chances of a dry socket.

Continued Care

After wisdom tooth removal, it is essential to remember to practice proper oral hygiene practice to keep your mouth healthy and free of infections.

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