Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth may cause pain and infections, particularly when they are impacted. It is best practice to remove wisdom teeth at the first sign of any issues, or if they are diagnosed from X-rays as impacted and likely to cause an issue. Even those that erupt entirely and do not cause pain may present a problem. Due to their positioning in the mouth, they can tough to clean properly and may cause decay. They may also cause unnecessary crowding of your other teeth.

If it is decided that oral surgery is your best treatment option, you will be given a few options before the procedure. First, you will choose between a full general anesthetic or have the treatment done in the chair. Then the actual process of removing wisdom teeth only takes minutes to perform. All while you are under general anesthesia or sedation to prevent discomfort.

After your teeth are extracted, the gums are then sutured shut. It is best to have someone there to drive you home following the removal as it will not be safe for you to operate a vehicle after being heavily sedated. For faster healing, you will want to keep the extraction site clean and free of debris for the first couple of weeks after removal. Try to eat soft foods for the first few days and avoid sucking through a straw after surgery. Be sure to contact Melbourne Smile Centre if you experience fever or discomfort. There may be medications provided by our doctor that you must take to prevent infection and it is essential to follow all aftercare instructions.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Jaclyn Wong provides oral surgery services at The Melbourne Smile Centre. Jaclyn provides a caring and patient-centric approach to treatment. Her comprehensive training across the medical and dental specialties ensures patients receive a thorough assessment, treatment plan and the highest quality of care.

Dental Implants

At Melbourne Smile Centre our renown oral surgeons utilize the latest techniques and best implant materials available to restore your smile to its youthful, healthy appearance. Giving you the assurance you need that you smile is pleasing both aesthetically and cosmetically.

Tooth replacements using dental implants can be single teeth, multiple teeth, implant retained overdenture, or a full set of teeth using the All-on-4™ technique. Implants help prevent further tooth and bone loss causing additional issues.

Single Dental Implants

A single dental implant may be used in situations where you may only be missing one tooth, maybe you lost one due to decay or due to an injury. Whatever the case a single dental implant may be used to maintain the health and integrity of the surrounding teeth.

Multiple Dental Implants

For more advanced tooth loss or teeth that may need to be extracted due to decay, the use of multiple implants is an option. It’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, which can weaken your remaining teeth.

Dental implants are titanium root replacements that crowns and bridges can be attached to. Most dental implant placement is considered routine and predictable due to the advances in implant surface design and manufacturing. The Melbourne Smile Centre exclusively uses Nobel Biocare.

Dental implants have revolutionised the treatment options for many complex cases.

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All-on-4™

Dr. Jaclyn Wong is a surgeon with the Malo Australia team. The Malo team has performed All-on-4™ surgery now for over 10 years with excellent success and outcomes. Association with the Malo name ensures worldwide support for our patients. Dr. Paltoglou has the training and experience to plan and coordinate All-on-4™ Dentistry and has been responsible for the restorative phase of dental implants for over 20 years, with impressive results.