Wisdom Teeth Removal
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WISDOM TEETH
Dr Shady Abdelsalam
Dr Shady is a registered Oral Surgery Specialist with a wealth of cross-cultural experience. After completing his Bachelor of Dental Medicine & Surgery degree at Ain Shams University in Egypt in 2007, he obtained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012.
He then went on to pursue a career in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) and obtained his Master’s degree in OMFS from Cairo University in 2016 and Arab Board Fellowship in OMFS in 2018.
His interest in oral health and research led him to Australia to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at La Trobe University, which he completed in 2020. Shady passed the Australian Dental Council Exam in early 2021, and was in general practice in Melbourne, until he obtained his Australian Oral Surgery Specialist registration in January 2023.
Shady has a passion for helping his patients achieve their best possible smile, with his calming, mild-mannered approach. He enjoys all aspects of oral surgery practice, with a particular focus on surgical extraction of third molars (wisdom teeth), dental implants, bone grafting procedures and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).
Outside of work, Shady enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, squash, reading and swimming at the beach.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Melbourne CBD
Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted if they affect other teeth – often referred to as “coming in sideways” or “impacted wisdom teeth”.
Wisdom teeth begin to appear in adults in their late teens and early twenties and sometimes even in their thirties.
Wisdom Teeth Problems
In most people, wisdom teeth grow normally without causing any problems.
However, in some people, the wisdom teeth grow abnormally causing pain and discomfort.
This could happen because of a lack of space in the mouth, resulting in the wisdom tooth pushing into the teeth around it and causing pain.
Misaligned wisdom teeth can not only damage the alignment of the surrounding teeth but also result in damaging the jaw and the associated nerves.
It is more likely that people have 28 teeth before their wisdom teeth begin to erupt. So when the wisdom teeth do erupt, there may not be enough space in the jaw for all 32 teeth.
Due to this lack of space, a wisdom tooth may not erupt fully. Such a case is called an ‘Impacted Wisdom Tooth‘, causing pain and in some cases, infection. Removing the wisdom teeth can prevent impaction and overcrowding in your jaw.
Some of the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth include bacteria and plaque build-up, development of cysts, development of tumours, infection and jaw & gum disease.
In most cases, your Melbourne CBD dentist will recommend a wisdom tooth extraction, which is the easiest and quickest way to relieve you of the pain.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Melbourne CBD
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please make an appointment as soon as possible:
- Intense pain & soreness in the mouth (possibly radiating to the ear/throat)
- Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth
- Infection in the mouth
- Facial swelling
Wisdom Teeth Dentist in Melbourne CBD
Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure to fix or prevent problems with your last set of molars. You can eat soft foods and return to your regular, daily activities the day after surgery.
Dr Shady Abdelsalam will work closely with you to find the perfect treatment option for you.
Complex Wisdom Teeth Extractions – Competitively priced and without long waited periods!
We are located at Level 17, 190 Queen Street in Melbourne CBD.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are wisdom teeth?
At what age do people grow wisdom teeth?
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If they grow in a correct position, are healthy and function properly, it is not necessary to have them extracted.