Wisdom Teeth Removal in Geelong

Our wisdom teeth, also known as our third molars usually do not erupt until our late teens or early  twenties. They are the last teeth to come through the gums.

Most people do not have enough space in their jaw for their wisdom tooth to erupt and fit to our bite – often they are wedged between the angle of the jaw and the erupted tooth beside it, this is known as an “impacted” wisdom tooth.

What Can I Expect At My Wisdom Tooth Consultation At Dentists & Doctors?

It is recommended that an impacted wisdom tooth or one which is causing problems should be removed as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.

At Dentists & Doctors we are pleased to offer the latest in 3D digital technology, with our in house CBCT (3D X rays) we are able to accurately assess the position of your wisdom teeth and show you in real time any areas of concern.

Your dentist will complete a thorough examination, take necessary photographs and x rays and discuss your wisdom teeth surgery in Geelong.

For our anxious patients, Dentists & Doctors offer the following services to provide you with comfort and confidence throughout your dental surgery in Geelong

  •  Nitrious oxide (Happy gas)
  •  IV Sedation (Twilight sedation)
  •  General Anaesthetic (Sleep dentistry)

Problems Caused By Impacted Wisdom Teeth

An impacted wisdom tooth can cause more problems besides pain, they include

1. Infection  
When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to erupt through the gums an infection can occur around the top of the tooth. Infection and swelling of the gums can cause increased pain and discomfort as well as bad breath and taste in the mouth. You may also find it difficult to swallow and feel unwell.

2. Food trap

When food becomes trapped between the wisdom tooth and the tooth beside it this creates the perfect environment for tooth decay to occur.

3. Ulcer
An erupting wisdom tooth which is impacted often erupts into the mouth at an odd angle – this can cause an ulcer to form on the inside of our cheeks, tongue or gum on the opposing arch.

4. Cyst

If removal of wisdom teeth does not occur in a timely manner, a cyst can form around the tooth and move it. A cyst is a sac of fluid which can destroy bone and damage surrounding teeth and gums. A cyst formation around unerupted teeth is common.

5. Resorption Cavity
A tooth usually erupts and pushes through the gums and into the mouth in a straight path. If the tooth is impacted the pushing action is not straight through the gums and out into the mouth but rather in the direction of the position of the impacted tooth. This pushing action can cause a resorption cavity to the tooth beside it – this can lead to serious damage and loss of both the wisdom tooth and the affected tooth.

How Will My Wisdom Tooth Be Removed?

Each patient is unique, which is why we take a personalised approach to your dental surgery care. Our dentists will discuss the positioning of your wisdom teeth and the urgency of your wisdom teeth surgery. All X rays and photographs will be shown and discussed with you as well as your treatment plan – considering the level of anxiety you may have, At Dentists & Doctors we have the option of dental sedation to provide you ease and comfort throughout your wisdom teeth removal.

It is common to have your wisdom teeth surgery done in the dental chair with local anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic will numb the gums, surrounding soft tissue near the wisdom tooth and the lip. Your dentist will not proceed with the treatment until adequate anaesthesia is gained and you are feeling completely numb.

Depending on the position of your wisdom tooth, our dentist may need to make an incision to open your gums to improve access whilst removing your wisdom tooth. An impacted tooth may require a small portion of bone surrounding the tooth to be removed and divided into segments – this is so we can remove your wisdom tooth easily and safely. Your gums will be closed using stitches which will be removed by your dentist approximately 10-14 days after your procedure – this appointment will also be used to check the healing of your gums and soft tissue following the extraction.

What Should I Do After My Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Following the wisdom teeth surgery, we advise you

  •  Rest at home after the surgery
  •  Do not smoke for the next 24-48 hours
  • Not to drive, engage in active exercise or operate heavy machinery
  •  Take several days off work, school or other duties
  •  Do not drink alcoholic drinks whilst you are taking antibiotics or pain medication
  •  Eat soft foods such as room temperature soups, pasta, rice, yoghurt and jelly for the first two days
  •  Drink plenty of water

Depending on the complexity of your wisdom teeth removal at our Geelong clinic, pain should subside within 2 -3 days following the surgery, however it is normal if you require pain relief one week after your wisdom tooth removal.

Your dentist for wisdom teeth surgery at our Geelong clinic will ensure you are prescribed the appropriate pain relief, if this does not decrease as the days go by, please contact us.

Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, lips almost always occurs after wisdom teeth surgery. It can vary from slight to severe depending on the amount of surgery and wisdom teeth removed. Swelling is a normal human body response and usually reaches its maximum by the third day. Applying ice packs on the cheeks in the first 24 hours after surgery may help reduce the swelling. Swelling should resolve 5 days after surgery.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed At Dentists & Doctors?

At Dentists & Doctors, our priority is to ensure our patients are relaxed and comfortable during their dental surgery. We have the latest CBCT (3D X ray) machine at our Geelong clinic which allows us to safely and accurately plan the removal of your wisdom teeth.  This ensures each patient receives the safest and highest care of treatment.

We offer additional sedation services which allows you to ‘sleep’ throughout the procedure. To further discuss what is involved and how this may work for you, please call our friendly staff to book an appointment.

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What our Patients say...

Iren Palmer
Iren Palmer
28/11/2023
I am so grateful to Dr Matt for seeing me at such short notice when I had a dental emergency. He was kind, compassionate and explained everything that was going on in an uncomplicated way. He carried out the required dental procedure with gentleness and professionalism and I am now no longer in pain. I have definitely found my new dentist
LachieHope
LachieHope
23/11/2023
very professional and friendly staff.
Mary Kincaid
Mary Kincaid
23/11/2023
Highly recommend Dr Matthew and all the friendly staff at Dentists and Doctors.
Steven De Bono
Steven De Bono
20/11/2023
Professional care and consideration from Dr Mat & Team at Dentists & Doctors Geelong. Definently recommend them to anyone. Steve De Bono
Blue Pratt
Blue Pratt
02/11/2023
Dentist & Doctors is by far the best in dentistry in our area. They are amazing at dealing with any problem you may have and have given myself and my family the best dentist care we have ever received. Dentist and Doctors have the most amazing staff to help with any dental procedures you could ever need. They are very reasonably priced and really care for all of their patients. We have been attending Dentist and Doctors for several years now and have changed my opinion about Dentists altogether. I was always ashamed to smile but now that has completely changed. Asef and all of his staff offer the very best in quality service. Please don’t hesitate for the latest technology in dental care and the friendliest atmosphere you could ever imagine. Thankyou to Asef and all of his team as they are by far the best Dentist to have. Quality and kindness always. Regards JO PRATT & FAMILY.😁
David Gardner
David Gardner
01/11/2023
Dr Matt and Dr Asef make you feel very welcome to their Practice. Nothing is too much bother for them and they are more than happy to explain the procedures in detail and answer any questions you may have. I had 4 – 3 hour sessions to do the prep work and fit crowns to my very worn out teeth. I was made to feel very comfortable during those sessions with staged breaks along the way. The final results are amazing. My Good Wife Bon is very pleased with the end result too. Happy Wife, Happy Life! I highly recommend Dentists and Doctors Geelong to everyone for their ongoing Dental Support. The front desk Team are also very helpful and supportive. Nothing is too much bother for them in finding suitable appointment times and answering any billing enquires you may have. Thank you Matt, Anwar, the Dental Nurses and your lovely Support Team. Best wishes for a great ongoing future here in Geelong.
Mel Brew
Mel Brew
26/10/2023
Amazing service from Dr Pascale at the dentist. My son, who has severe anxiety, was made to feel very calm during a procedure. He was always told what was happening and always given a chance to stop. The ladies at the front desk have always been helpful and it doesn’t smell like a dentist! I recommend this place to those that have anxious children or are anxious themselves.
Tatiana Mata
Tatiana Mata
05/10/2023
Dr. Lina and Asef provided an excellent experience. Dr. Lina takes the time to explain the details of treatment plan. The staff are very professional and skilled, top to bottom. Cannot recommend them more highly Dentist &Doctors Thanks Tatiana
Lydia Swain
Lydia Swain
04/10/2023
Amazing Dentist. Dr Lina made me feel so incredibly comfortable and checked in on me constantly to make sure I was ohkay whilst she was removing my wisdom teeth in the chair. Along with the nurses that accompanied her. I felt I was in good hands the whole time. Nothing to fault from my experience. Highly recommend Dentists & Doctors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

Where are you located?

Our dental clinic is located at 19 Gheringhap St, Geelong 3220, VIC.

What payment options are available?

We have several payment options and plans available depending on your needs. To learn more call us on (03) 5221 9129.

How often should I be visiting my dentist?

For optimal dental health, we recommend visiting us for a regular dental exam and clean at least once, every six months.

What dental services do you offer?

At Dentists & Doctors, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of dental services – all under one roof!

Our services include:

Are emergency dental services available?

Yes, we also offer emergency dental care to help patients in dental emergencies. Please contact our team on (03) 5221 9129, for all after hour emergencies, contact our 

Geelong Dental Emergency Hotline – 0488 811 456 (SMS Only)

How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?
To assist our team, please SMS your full name & dental problem to 0488 811 456  

Geelong Dental Emergency Service was set up by Dr Asef Anwar and his team at Dentists & Doctors who wanted to provide additional care and support to the local Geelong community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reduce the extra burden of dental emergencies on our local hospitals and Emergency Rooms, existing and new patients to Dentists & Doctors can contact our Dental Emergency Hotline (via SMS only) on 0488 811 456

A dedicated professional will be available to provide assistance and If required arrange your emergency dental appointment.

Our dental emergency services are accessible to residents of Geelong and the greater region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

  • Where are you located?
  • What payment options are available?
  • How often should I be visiting my dentist?
  • What dental services do you offer?
  • Are emergency dental services available?
  • How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?