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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Illustration of different positions of wisdom teethWisdom teeth can often be the source of infection, pain and secondary complications for people with otherwise healthy smiles.

Their location at the back of the mouth makes them difficult to clean and thus more susceptible to issues like periodontal disease and tooth decay.

For other individuals, the pressure caused by the erupting wisdom teeth can push the neighbouring teeth out of alignment, leading to crowding and a crooked bite (making them especially troublesome if you’ve already invested in orthodontic treatment).

Unless there’s adequate space and you can clean your wisdom teeth easily, they may need to be removed proactively before complications arise. Wisdom teeth that are partially erupted may be just as problematic for your overall oral health.

Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Let us know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in your jaws
  • Swelling
  • Changes in your bite or tooth alignment
  • Puffy or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath

Planning for Wisdom Tooth Surgery

As with any other type of tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal surgery is done with local anaesthetic to numb the area and reduce discomfort. If you feel especially nervous, we can also discuss prescribing an anti-anxiety medication to take at the time of your appointment.

Plan to take a few days off from work or school before returning to your normal activities. Eating soft foods is best for the first week, until the extraction sites have begun to heal. We recommend using an over-the-counter pain reliever and alternating a cold compress on each side to reduce swelling and improve recovery.

Want to Learn More?

Think you or your teen needs to have a wisdom tooth extraction? Contact our in-network provider to arrange a consultation. In-house payment plans are available for your convenience.


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 Tooth Removal Frankston, Frankston South, Landwarrin VIC | (03) 9770 6069