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Wisdom Teeth Removal at Keilor East Dental Smiles

At Keilor East Dental Smiles, we prioritise preserving your natural teeth whenever possible. However, there are cases where tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth removal, is necessary for your overall dental health. Even if the tooth appears fine externally, internal severe cavities or damage can render it unsalvageable and potentially painful in the future.

Understanding Tooth Extractions

woman in dental chair smilingTooth extractions are a relatively invasive procedure aimed at removing a tooth from its socket. This is commonly required for wisdom teeth, which may cause crowding, misalignment, or pain, as well as for teeth that are severely damaged or decayed.

Common reasons for extraction include:

  • Severe gum disease
  • Deep tooth infection
  • Broken teeth

The Extraction Process

Our experienced dentists will guide you through every step of the procedure, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the process. We discuss the reasons for extraction and what you can expect during and after the procedure, including any potential discomfort and the prescribed pain management.

Aftercare Following Wisdom Teeth Removal

Proper aftercare is crucial to recovery. The most critical aspect immediately following an extraction is allowing a blood clot to form in the socket, a natural part of the healing process.


  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Eat soft foods
  • Brush your teeth gently, avoiding the extraction site


  • Use a straw
  • Drink hot liquids
  • Brush directly in the extracted area
  • Use toothpaste on the extraction site
  • Smoke
These precautions help prevent complications such as dry socket, a painful condition that can occur when the blood clot at the extraction site is dislodged.

Pain Management

Post-procedure discomfort is normal, and we typically recommend over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. If you experience severe pain, do not hesitate to contact our clinic for further assistance.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you believe you may need a wisdom tooth extracted, or if you are experiencing dental pain, book a consultation at Keilor East Dental Smiles today.


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