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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Chatswood

Jaw and wisdom tooth graphicHave you ever wondered why humans have wisdom teeth? Interestingly, wisdom teeth are a bit like our tailbones – redundant in modern-day society and can cause more harm than good since we don’t lose our teeth like we used to in days long gone by. Our ancestors lost teeth quite early, and the wisdom teeth replaced the lost teeth.

However, our diets are not as coarse as they were a couple of thousand years ago, so we’re preserving teeth. Therefore, these wisdom teeth are getting stuck because there’s simply no space for them to come through.

Why We Need Surgery

In about 65% of people, the wisdom teeth get stuck in positions where we have to take them out. If that’s the case, then early consideration is necessary. Statistically, patients under the age of 27 tend to have simpler recovery outcomes than patients over the age of 27. Therefore, parents of teens should think about preemptively removing wisdom teeth from age 16-18.

At our practice, we offer the same access to pain management and sedation depending on the complexity of the cases.

We prioritise proper assessment of the risks, including a CT scan to assess where we are in terms of risks. Depending on how the individual is and what the X-ray shows us, we’ll come up with the best course of care unique to each person. It’s important to note that no bone grafting is necessary for wisdom teeth extractions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause a range of problems, including pain, infections, decay, and damage to surrounding teeth. They can also become impacted, meaning they don’t fully emerge from the gum line, which can cause pain and lead to complications.

How long does the recovery process take after wisdom teeth removal?

Recovery time can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, but typically takes a few days to a week. During this time, patients should rest, avoid strenuous activities, and follow their dentist’s post-operative instructions.

Will I feel any pain during the procedure?

Most wisdom teeth removal procedures are performed under anesthesia or sedation, so patients typically won’t feel any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, pain medication can be prescribed to manage any discomfort.

Can I eat normally after having my wisdom teeth removed?

During the first few days after the procedure, patients should stick to soft foods and avoid anything too hot or cold. As healing progresses, patients can gradually return to their normal diet. It’s important to follow your dentist’s recommendations to ensure proper healing.

Learn More Today

We believe in keeping our patients informed, and that’s why we prioritise proper assessments and discussing all possible options for each individual case. If you’re in need of a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal, we’re here for you and look forward to helping you get the care you need to best protect your oral health and smile.

Contact us today to book an appointment for a wisdom teeth assessment. We look forward to welcoming you into the practice soon.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions Chatswood NSW | (02) 9412 4488