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Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Hervey Bay

extracted wisdom toothAlso known as the third and final set of molars, wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to emerge in the back corners of the mouth during late adolescence or early adulthood. While not everyone will need their wisdom teeth removed, there are times when extraction is necessary.


Due to various factors like limited space in the jaw, these teeth often don’t have enough room to emerge properly. This can lead to various issues, such as:

  • Impaction: Wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they are unable to fully erupt because they are blocked by other teeth or bone. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection.
  • Pain and Discomfort: Even if not fully impacted, the third molars may cause pain and discomfort as they attempt to push through the gums and into the mouth.
  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth can cause crowding of the existing teeth, disrupting the alignment of the dental arch.
  • Infections and Gum Disease: Partially erupted wisdom teeth can create spaces where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infections or gum inflammation.
  • Cysts and Tumors: In some cases, the third molars can develop cysts or tumors, which can damage the surrounding structures.
  • Tooth Decay: Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them harder to clean properly, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay.

What Does the Process Involve?

During the extraction procedure, your dentist will start by assessing the tooth’s condition and surrounding structures through X-rays and examination. They will explain the local anaesthesia or sedation options available to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Gauze may be used to control bleeding, and stitches may be necessary.


Managing pain and discomfort is crucial during the recovery period. Your dentist may prescribe medications and recommend ice packs for swelling. It’s important to follow a soft foods and liquid diet initially, avoiding foods that could irritate the extraction site. Your dentist will guide you on gentle oral care routines and when to resume normal oral hygiene practices.

It’s essential to be aware of potential complications like dry socket, infection, or excessive bleeding. Your dentist will discuss these possibilities and inform you when to contact them if any complications arise.

Book an Appointment

If you’re wondering whether your wisdom teeth require removal, contact Hervey Bay Dental to schedule an appointment with us.


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 Extraction Hervey Bay QLD | (07) 4125 5099