Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We always discuss these with you before conducting any procedures. Should you have any doubts, please seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
How do we remove wisdom teeth?
At Vincentia Dental Care, you can choose to have wisdom teeth surgically removed in the chair, one at a time, one side at a time or all at once in one appointment in a pain free-free and relaxed environment. The procedure takes approximately 15-45 minutes depending on the position of the tooth and the number of teeth removed.
Before the surgery, we need a recent jaw x-ray (OPG) or where necessary, a 3D jaw scan (available in our practice) to assess the position of the wisdom tooth in relation to the surrounding vital structures. This ensures we prevent any damage to the nerve.
Home care after extraction
Rest at home after extraction
If you have had any form of sedation do not drive a car, ride a motorcycle, operate machinery or engage in active exercise for the rest of the day
Depending on the number of teeth removed, you may need ton take time off work, school or other duties.
Avoid drinks containing alcohol if you are taking painkillers or antibiotics
Eat soft foods such as soups (not too hot), pureed vegetables and meat, and jellies for the first two days
Drink a lot of fluid
Use ice packs to reduce swelling and pain