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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Epping

illustration of wisdom teeth in gumsEssentially a rite of passage, having your wisdom teeth removed is something nearly everyone goes through in their life. Here’s more about what you can expect when getting your wisdom teeth removed.

At Epping Family Dental, we’re proud to make the treatment as easy and pain-free as possible, using advanced techniques and technology to help you recover swiftly.

All About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth usually begin developing in the teenage years and may continue into a person’s late 20s. This third set of molars may never cause any problems, or could require removal due to complications.

We will determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned. Not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, but some people may due to reasons such as:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Impaction
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Crowding caused by pressure from the wisdom teeth
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay that is not restorable

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the process work?

We’ll begin with a consultation where x-rays or 3D imaging will be taken to get the best look inside your mouth. Typically, we identify candidates during your six-monthly cleanings. It’s important for most people to have their wisdom teeth removed as they can create too much crowding within the mouth, making proper cleaning impossible. Ultimately, this can lead to infection, decay, misalignment, jaw problems, and more. After your consultation, we’ll book an appointment for your extraction, which is done safely in the practice. The actual extraction may take up to two hours.

What age is most common for wisdom teeth removal?

We typically see patients anywhere between the ages of 15 and 40, though most people have their wisdom teeth removed in their late teens or early twenties.

How long does it take from consultation to extraction?

We know that time is of the essence for wisdom teeth patients, so we do our best to get them out within a reasonable timeframe. Typically, a consultation takes place and then the surgery can happen within the next week or two.

What is healing like?

A patient can expect to experience some swelling or discomfort for the first few days that slowly improves over the course of a couple of weeks. We’ll provide patients with everything they need to recover and heal properly and safely, with little to no pain or discomfort.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes, patients who are nervous may opt to be sedated for their extraction. If you don’t wish to be sedated, a local anesthetic can be used.

Learn More Today

For more information, schedule an exam with us to find out more about your wisdom teeth.


Wisdom Teeth Removal Epping, Eastwood, Carlingford NSW | (02) 9868 6288