Our Maxillo-Facial and Dental surgeries include wisdom tooth extractions and oral implants.
Which procedures do you perform?
At Wollongong Day Surgery we perform the following dental surgery procedures:
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Cleaning and fillings
Why would I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth can often become impacted. Sometimes there isn’t enough room for them to come through normally and they become painful. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to break through and generally appear in the late teens or early twenties.
What does the procedure involve?
The procedure can take between 10-30 minutes depending on the position of the tooth or teeth to be extracted. If the wisdom tooth hasn’t erupted completely, the surgeon will need to make a cut in the gum over the tooth and may also need to remove some bone.
The wisdom tooth often needs to be cut into more than one piece before it can be extracted. Stitches are dissolvable and usually disappear completely in a couple of weeks.
What type of anaesthetic will be used?
In most instances the procedure will be performed under general anaesthetic in our day hospital, however it can also be performed under local anaesthetic or a combination of local anaesthetic and sedation.
Post Operative Care
After the procedure you’re likely to experience some discomfort and swelling both inside and outside your mouth. This will dissipate after the first 3 days, however may take 2 weeks to go away completely. Your surgeon may prescribe a short course of antibiotics.