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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that develop in a set of teeth, and while useful, often need to be removed due to common problems that arise with them.

Wisdom teeth extraction is a very common dental procedure across New Zealand and generally is performed in one of the following ways:

  • Performed by a general dentist OR an oral surgery specialist as an out-patient service (this is referred to as “in the chair”) or;
  • By a general dentist OR an oral surgeon specialist in a hospital (public or private) as a surgical procedure usually involving sedation by a general anesthetic

How you have your wisdom teeth removed depends on the complexity of your situation; the less complicated your situation, the more likely you’ll be able to have them removed “in the chair”, and the cheaper it will be.

  • Having your wisdom teeth removed is classified as tooth extraction, and is therefore a form of major dental surgery
  • General or local anesthesia may be used, depending on the individual case.
  • The procedure can take 30 minutes to 3 hours, but dentists recommend at least 3 days off work after the procedure.
  • Pain and discomfort, especially after the anesthesia has worn off, is a normal part of the process. Painkillers will help manage this.
  • Recovery time after teeth extraction can take from a few days to a few weeks.
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Dr. Soo Min Kim, DDS, NZDRex

Dr. Kim is a dentist and part of the management at Star Dental. She is committed to offering excellent care in a friendly and calm environment. Dr.Kim enjoys dentistry but is passionate especially about cosmetic dentistry and has special interests in root canal treatments and orthodontic smile makeovers.

She was born and brought up in Seoul, and was in the process of pursuing her career in the United States, when she fell in love with beautiful New Zealand during a short visit in 2008. She became mesmerized by the Kiwi lifestyle.

In her spare time, Dr. Kim loves to watch movies, read, cycle, travel and try new restaurants. She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association while actively finding time to up-skill her expertise in golf.

Kamila Rezaye (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)

Kamila assists Dr. Anup Gopal as Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Star Dental.

Kamila graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health. She holds a dual qualification as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, and enjoys meeting new people and developing long-term relationships within her role.

Kamila has a strong passion for improving oral health in the community and helping her patients understand the importance of improving and maintaining good oral health. She provides education about prevention, and believes that good oral health affects more than just teeth, as it significantly contributes to good overall health and wellbeing.

She has a particular interest in pediatric dentistry and the treatment of children and teenagers. and believes that every effort should be made to ensure dental visits are positive experiences.

When Kamila gets free time, she likes to spend time with her four-year-old son, going to the gym and cooking specialty dishes.

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