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Wisdom Teeth Removal at Just White Dental

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop and usually emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. They are located at the back of the mouth and can sometimes cause various dental issues, leading to the need for extraction.

Patients may not always be able to determine if their wisdom teeth need to be removed on their own, which is why it’s important to schedule an exam with one of our dentists.

Signs and Symptoms

If you experience any of the following, wisdom teeth removal may be advisable:

  • Persistent pain, tenderness or discomfort in the back of the mouth.
  • Swelling and redness in the gums at the back of the mouth may indicate inflammation or infection associated with wisdom teeth.
  • Limited jaw opening or difficulty fully opening the mouth can be a sign of impaction or other problems related to wisdom teeth.

What to Expect

Pre-Procedure Preparation

If wisdom teeth removal is necessary, we will first review your medical history to identify any conditions that may increase the risk of infection. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to be taken prior to the procedure.

During Your Appointment

X-Rays: Upon arrival, X-rays will be taken of the affected area to help plan the extraction.

Anaesthesia: To ensure your comfort, a numbing gel will be applied to the area, followed by a local anaesthetic. We will confirm that you do not feel any pain before proceeding.

Extraction: The teeth will be carefully removed.

Post-Procedure Care

After the extraction, the area will be packed with gauze, and you will be instructed to bite down to apply pressure. Proper aftercare instructions will be provided to ensure a smooth recovery. These include:

  • Do not drink using a straw for 24 hours
  • Refrain from excessive spitting or rinsing
  • Avoid engaging in strenuous activities for 24 hours
  • Stick to soft foods
  • Avoid smoking
  • Use prescribed painkillers as directed

Ensure you attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by your dentist to monitor healing and address any concerns.

Schedule an Appointment

If you think your teen or young adult needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, contact Just White Dental today to book an appointment.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Wisdom Teeth Removal West Ryde, Meadowbank,
Ryde & Denistone NSW | (02) 9807 8066