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Wisdom Tooth Treatment



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 Tooth Treatment Cheltenham

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cheltenham

The last teeth to arrive. For most people, it doesn’t pose any problems.

For others, it comes our partially as it can’t find enough room in the mouth due to crowding.

This can lead to gum diseases and pain around the back of the mouth. Also because where it is positioned, it is hard for the bristles of the brush to reach and clean the tooth well.

Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Problems

An impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause symptoms.

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling around the jaw
  • Bad breath
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
wisdom tooth problem solution cheltenham

Wisdom Tooth Problem Solution

More often than not, impacted wisdom tooth is surgically removed. It is a bit more complicated extraction of tooth as it is harder for surgical instruments to reach the back of the mouth.

Dentists have to work with very limited space and need to make sure that nearby nerves are not disturbed. Removal of impacted tooth can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Usually post extraction anti-biotics are prescribed. Once it is removed, gum disease and associated pain etc will go away.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Cheltenham

An impacted wisdom tooth might not cause any problems at all. If you do have symptoms, a wisdom tooth surgery may be required.

Having your wisdom teeth removed while younger may lead to better results.

Talk to your Cheltenham dentist about treatment options if your wisdom tooth is impacted.

To receive wisdom tooth treatment in Cheltenham, contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the rear end of the mouth.

They are called wisdom teeth because usually they erupt between ages 17 and 21 — when a person is old enough to have gained some wisdom.

When is removal needed?

When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to come out.

Other good reasons to take them out include:

  • Damage to other teeth
  • Jaw damage
  • Sinus Issues
  • Inflamed Gums
  • Cavities
  • Alignment


Your Cheltenham dentist will look at the shape of your mouth and the position of your teeth to make a decision. Your age plays a role, too.

How can I avoid bad breath?
It’s important to keep up on oral hygiene, attend your check-ups and use mouthwash to prevent bad breath. Mouthwash is a great product that can clean your mouth and freshen your breath when needed.