Katoomba Dental Centre

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

Your wisdom teeth typically erupt during the late teens or early twenties. They are located at the back of the mouth (four teeth or less) and serve no useful purpose. So, if these teeth cause problems, it is usually better to consider wisdom tooth extraction in Katoomba.

In many cases, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, leaving the gum open to bacteria and infection. Sometimes these teeth don’t have room on the jaw to come through, so they push and encroach on adjacent teeth, which can be painful.

Your Katoomba dentist can talk to you about extraction if you have problematic wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth extraction can be straightforward or surgical, depending on complexity. But in either case, your dentist will ensure the area is numb before starting work. We can also talk to you about sedation dentistry options for ultimate relaxation.

After extraction, we provide aftercare instructions to promote faster healing and easy recovery.   

Do You Have Troublesome or Painful Wisdom Teeth?

If you notice pain or partially erupted teeth at the end of the gum—upper or lower—we encourage you to contact your Katoomba dentist for an evaluation. We rely on image-guided technology and a gentle touch to provide a more straightforward treatment for you.

Currently during the Covid Pandemic we are continuing to see patients for all treatment under the recommendations from ADA NSW. Both vaccinated and non vaccinated are welcome to our practice for treatment, however, we provide a strict pre-screening process that applies to all patients. Any patient that is dispaying unusual symptoms related to COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. If you have any questions, please call us. 
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