Wisdom teeth extraction is a very common procedure in Perth, and usually completely painless. Our leading dentist Dr. Sean Archibald will gently extract your wisdom teeth using a local anaesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. The only thing you might feel is some pressure.
However, not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Your dentist will take digital x-rays of your mouth and jaws to make sure your wisdom teeth are healthy. Some people can keep their wisdom teeth all their lives without any problems. But wisdom teeth can sometimes cause pain and swelling when cavities, infection or gum inflammation is present. It might then be recommended to have them removed.
Following your procedure, whether it’s wisdom teeth removal or general extraction, most people have very little discomfort. However, everyone is unique and will therefore respond differently to a tooth extraction. The discomfort associated with an upper tooth extraction is generally minimal, as the bone supporting these teeth is soft. If lower teeth are extracted, some pain and discomfort might be experienced for a day or two as the bone supporting these teeth is very dense. Usually, analgesics such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen can alleviate some of the discomfort associated with a tooth extraction.