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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Young woman looking at phoneThe last set of molars (back teeth) in the mouth are usually called wisdom teeth. Some people lack proper space for their wisdom teeth to erupt, causing them to become cramped, painful or impacted.

During your exam, we’ll use an X-ray to assess the size, position and development of your wisdom teeth. If there isn’t enough space for them, they may need to be removed. In many cases, the removal is to preserve the adjacent teeth before infections or other complications arise.

Since some wisdom teeth grow in strange directions, they may need a little more attention to take them out. Our goal is to give the tooth next to it a chance to survive, rather than lose both of them.

After Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Your X-rays will give us a good indication of your expected recovery time, depending on how many wisdom teeth there are and how they’re situated. Most people only need a day or two off work. Individuals who have a bit more complicated case – such as impacted molars – may require a couple of extra days. By then most are back to eating normal food again. A couple of days later they can return to the gym for workouts.

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Some of the most common complications caused by impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth include

  • Crowding
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Partially erupted teeth
  • Gum infections
  • Cysts

Most wisdom teeth erupt during the teens to late twenties. If your tooth erupts completely, we’ll evaluate it during checkups to screen for gum disease and tooth decay. Since these teeth are particularly difficult to clean, they’re at a much higher risk of oral infection.

Compassionate Dental Care

If you’re experiencing wisdom tooth pain or crowded teeth from pressure, contact our office to reserve an exam. Flexible payment options are available.



Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Wisdom Teeth Removal Lara, Corio VIC | (03) 4224 3000