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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

At Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh, we can help you manage the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth from your first visit to recovery.

Experience Stress-Free Wisdom Tooth Removal

Impacted wisdom teeth can take over your smile. They can cause severe pain and discomfort, making it difficult to show off your pearly whites. They can also stress you out and make you self-conscious about your appearance.

Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to other problems like infections or damage to nearby teeth. In many cases, they may need to be extracted to prevent further complications and help improve your smile. In some cases, they may need to be removed surgically.

At Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh, we can assess your wisdom teeth and recommend treatment options to help keep your smile healthy. We use the latest technology, whether it’s a simple extraction or a more complex surgical procedure, to provide hassle-free, high-quality service. Our friendly team will also provide the support and care you need throughout your recovery.

Dental Services That Can Address
Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort. So, when you need dental services that can address impacted wisdom teeth, Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh is here for you. 

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

This surgical procedure involves making an incision in the gum tissue and removing an impacted wisdom tooth from its socket. We use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment for your safety and comfort during the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Here are the common signs and symptoms of troublesome wisdom teeth:

  • Painful Chewing:
    Over time, an impacted tooth may begin to push against the adjacent teeth and gum tissue. This can cause pain when chewing or biting down. In some cases, the pressure from an impacted wisdom tooth may also make it difficult to open the mouth fully.

     

  • Swollen Jaw or Facial Swelling:
    Enlarged and swollen gums are often one of
    the signs of impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth can crowd the space in the mouth and exert pressure on the surrounding tissues. This can cause pain, tenderness, and increased sensitivity to touch or temperature changes.

     

  • Bad Breath or Bad Taste in the Mouth:
    A wisdom tooth can develop a buildup of plaque, food debris, and bacteria. This can cause decay, infections, or cysts . These conditions can leave an unpleasant taste in the mouth and cause bad breath that may persist even after brushing or flossing.

     

  • Gum Recession Around the Affected Tooth:
    Pressure from an impacted wisdom tooth may
    cause gum recession around that mouth area. This condition can make it more difficult to keep that specific region clean. It raises the risk of further oral health problems like cavities and gingivitis.

  • Chronic Headaches or Earaches:
    This can be caused by inflammation of nearby nerves or sinuses due to impacted wisdom teeth pushing against them from below.


Call our dental clinic if you have impacted wisdom teeth. We will be happy to help you attain the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve.

Here are a few ways to manage impacted wisdom teeth pain at home:

  • Take over-the-counter pain relief medicines:
    Try to manage the pain and inflammation caused by impacted wisdom teeth by taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the pain is severe or doesn’t seem to be improving, call our clinic to discuss other options. 

  • Apply cold compress:
    Apply a cold compress to the area of your mouth where the impacted wisdom tooth is causing pain. This can help manage any discomfort or irritation and may even help reduce any swelling in the area.

  • Use topical ointments:
    Consider using topical treatments, such as gels or ointments that contain a numbing agent, to manage the pain. These products can be applied directly to the affected area to relieve persistent discomfort.


If the pain is severe or doesn’t seem to improve, call our clinic to discuss other options to prevent further complications.

It depends on the severity of the impaction and your overall health. In general, it takes a dentist between 30 minutes and an hour to extract an impacted wisdom tooth.

Milder cases of impaction tend to be easier and quicker to manage. In contrast, more severe cases may require additional dental procedures or more extensive surgery. Patients with existing dental problems or compromised immune systems may require multiple visits. It may also take longer to recover from the procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming wisdom tooth removal, set an appointment and discuss them with our dental team. We’ll be happy to serve you.

Recovery from wisdom tooth extraction is usually fairly quick. It usually takes a few days for the swelling to go down and the pain to subside. Most people are back to their normal routine within a week. However, it is important to take it easy for the first few days and follow wisdom teeth removal aftercare to promote proper healing.

You should also take good care of your mouth by regularly cleaning any stitches or sutures. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water or an antiseptic solution. Avoid strenuous or abrasive activities that irritate the surgical site. You should eat soft foods and drink plenty of water to promote healing and minimise discomfort during this time.

Make sure to schedule an appointment for your follow-up visits to the dentist. Your dentist can check if the site is healing properly and if there are risks of infection. The follow-up visit will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions about the healing process.

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed if they are not causing any complications or problems.

However, in cases with limited space in the jaw and pressure on other nearby teeth, it may be necessary to remove the impacted tooth. This is to prevent further damage or pain. If you do not have your impacted wisdom tooth extracted, the condition may progress and cause several serious complications, including:

  • Damage to Neighbouring Teeth:
    Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pressure on surrounding teeth, resulting in crowding or shifting. This can damage other teeth, lead to more complex problems, and increase risk of infection. 

  • Development of Cysts:
    Impacted wisdom tooth does not fully erupt. It remains partially embedded in the jaw bone, where it can be prone to developing cysts or infections. It can cause significant pain to the tooth roots and risk of nerve damage. Furthermore, it could potentially cause more serious infections throughout the body.

  • Pericoronitis:
    Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pericoronitis, a painful condition where the gum tissue around your wisdom teeth becomes swollen and infected. This is due to bacteria building up as a result of the tooth being partially trapped in your gums. Left unchecked, this infection can lead to a number of unpleasant side-effects such as facial swelling, bad breath, pain, and difficulty opening your mouth. 


If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, talk with our dental team about whether or not extraction is a suitable option for you.