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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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