We are now partnered with Smile Right which offers interest free dental plans. You can spread the cost of dental treatments over 3, 9, 12 or 24 months, and longer plans available if required. Enquire now!


What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

29 July,2020

What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that usually appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. They tend to be the last permanent teeth to develop, although not all of a person’s wisdom teeth will necessarily emerge.

The problem with wisdom teeth is that they often grow the wrong way and cause problems. When this happens, these teeth are referred to as impacted teeth. Impacted teeth can appear in different forms, such as wisdom teeth that have not yet fully erupted, are stuck underneath the surface of the gums, or are improperly aligned.

When Do Wisdom Teeth Become a Problem?

Wisdom teeth often grow out into spaces where they shouldn’t be growing. They push neighbouring teeth away from their correct positions, causing alignment issues. This can affect the natural growth of the teeth and eventually cause dental issues such as bone damage and infection.

Most people realise that their wisdom teeth are growing and causing them issues when they start experiencing painful symptoms. Wisdom teeth problems are most commonly experienced in a person’s late teens.

There are various symptoms you should take note of that may indicate a wisdom tooth problem, including:

  • Swollen gums
  • Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw
  • Stiff jaw
  • Bad breath
  • Headaches

Helpful Tips for After the Extraction

There are some useful tips for patients to follow after undergoing a wisdom tooth extraction to ensure the healing process is comfortable and successful. These tips include:

  • Get a lot of rest and do not do any strenuous exercise in the 24 hour period after the procedure
  • Follow a diet of soft foods such as pudding and mashed potatoes for a few days
  • Drink a lot of fluids to speed up the healing process
  • Try not to rinse your mouth in the 24 hour period after the treatment, as it may affect the blood clot formation
  • Try not to smoke for at least three days before and three days after the surgery, as the risk of developing an infection will be higher

Book an Appointment with Our Melbourne CBD Dentist Today

Are you experiencing issues with your wisdom teeth? Call Dental on Clarendon today on (03) 9690 3285 to book in an appointment at our Melbourne CBD clinic.


Urgent update for all our patients

As you are aware, the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of people across the globe.
Effective Immediately: As an essential service, Dental On Clarendon will be open for extreme emergency appointments ONLY for the next 6 weeks.
As directed by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), dentists can only restrict treatment to urgent or emergency care only. 
The ADA defines this as:
  • Severe toothache pain (on a pain scale of 1 to 10, a 5 or more that has lasted more than 24 hours)
  •  New or recent swelling of your gums or face (within the past three to seven days)
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop following tooth extraction or gum surgery
  • Tooth infection
  • Recent trauma, such as a broken tooth causing pain
We are offering Teledentistry calls and a $50 fee will be charged, for a call with our dentist.
If you are a current patient at Dental On Clarendon please call us on 96903285 and we will attend to your call as soon as possible.
We thank our loyal patients for their understanding during this difficult time, and we will be in contact with you upon our re-opening.
Wishing everyone the best of health – stay safe! 
The team at Dental On Clarendon