At Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre, we take pride in providing exceptional wisdom teeth removal services that prioritise our patients’ comfort and well-being.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars located at the back of the mouth. Typically, adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each quadrant of the mouth. These teeth are called “wisdom teeth” as they usually start to emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood, around the ages of 17 to 25, a time when a person is considered to be wiser and more mature. However, the eruption age can vary among individuals.
While some people have enough space in their jaw to accommodate these teeth without any issues, others may experience problems due to lack of space, leading to impacted wisdom teeth, which may require removal to prevent complications.
Signs and Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Problems
Experiencing an impacted wisdom tooth can be an excruciating ordeal. Therefore, recognizing the key indicators of wisdom teeth problems becomes crucial for early detection and prompt intervention. Here, we outline the signs and symptoms to watch out for.
One of the most common symptoms is pain or discomfort in the back of the mouth where the wisdom teeth are located. This pain can vary in intensity and may be persistent or intermittent.
Swelling and tenderness in the gums around the area of the impacted wisdom teeth may occur. This can result from inflammation or infection.
Gums around impacted wisdom teeth may appear red, swollen, or bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing.
Individuals with problematic wisdom teeth may experience jaw stiffness or soreness, especially when opening and closing their mouth.
Accumulation of food particles and bacteria around the partially erupted wisdom teeth can lead to bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Impacted wisdom teeth may push against neighbouring teeth, leading to crowding or misalignment of the existing teeth.
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The Best Clinic for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal at Mindarie Quinns Dental Centre is a decision you can make with confidence. Our experienced dentists have a proven track record of handling wisdom teeth removal procedures with utmost skill and precision. They take the time to thoroughly explain the entire process, ensuring you are fully informed and at ease before the procedure.
From the initial consultation to post-operative care, our compassionate team remains dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey. Rest assured, when you choose us for wisdom teeth removal, you are choosing a dental practice that puts your needs first, with the expertise to provide a smooth and successful procedure for a healthier smile.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The wisdom teeth removal procedure is a common dental surgery aimed at extracting one or more impacted or problematic wisdom teeth. Here’s an overview of the wisdom teeth removal process:
Before the surgery, the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth, including X-rays, to assess the position and condition of the wisdom teeth. The dentist will also discuss the procedure, explain potential risks, and answer any questions the patient may have.
To ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience during the procedure, the dentist will administer appropriate anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s preference, local anaesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or intravenous sedation may be used.
Once the anaesthesia takes effect, the dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue covering the impacted tooth. If the tooth is partially erupted, it may be gently rocked back and forth to loosen it from the surrounding tissues. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal.
After the wisdom tooth is successfully removed, the dentist will place sutures to close the incision site and promote proper healing. Gauze pads are then placed over the extraction site to control bleeding.
The patient will receive detailed post-operative care instructions, including how to manage pain and swelling, how to keep the extraction site clean, and dietary restrictions (such as eating soft foods) during the initial recovery period.
A follow-up appointment will then be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure there are no complications.
What our clients say
“Have been a client here for over 10 years and highly recommend this practice. Dr Lubinka has been my dentist for 12 years since I moved from the UK. Her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and her communication is outstanding. The administrative, support and dental nurse staff here are equally exceptional. Customer focused, positive, flexible and polite. Have never ever considered going anywhere else. Highly recommended.”
“Thank you to all the staff for being so caring and accommodating for my husband's first visit. Dr Lubinka has set him on a path toward dental health recovery. This practice has even inspired me to visit for a checkup and that’s somewhat miraculous!”
“Excellent customer service, with friendly and experienced staff! This is so helpful when you have a child who has always been anxious going to the dentist. Dr Master is so professional and composed that I don't even need to go in with my child when she has an appointment. He makes sure that you are completely satisfied with the service you receive and that's at no additional cost to you!”
“What can you say? Who loves going to the dentist? My experience has been awesome. No pain, no fuss, friendly and professional. Do I want to go again? No. I want to take better care of my teeth. Yet, if I have to go, I definitely will be back here.”
“I cannot praise Mindarie Quinn’s dental staff highly enough. My son had an accident at school resulting in a chipped tooth, the desk staff were amazing, shifting around appointments to fit him in for emergency treatment. Dr Aron was brilliant. He was calm & gentle with a traumatised boy. Within the hour we were back home with a fixed up-front tooth. This is my usual dentist, and my experiences are always great, but the care we received today in an emergency was so professional and reassuring, I felt the need to leave a review of our experience. Thank you for the incredible treatment we received with you today.”
“Staff are always super friendly. Really helpful when it comes to dental emergencies. My teeth are forever grateful.”
“Myself and my children have been seeing Lubinka for years. She is kind, patient, friendly and explains everything very well. My daughter had to have 4 teeth extracted and the procedure went very well because of her trust in Lubinka. The other staff are also lovely. We highly recommend this practice.”