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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt, usually between the age of 17 and 25. In some lucky cases, your wisdom teeth can erupt normally without any pain or problems. However, in many cases there is insufficient room in your mouth and wisdom teeth can be partially or fully impacted(stuck under the gums). This often results in pain, infection or other dental problems, and you’ll likely need to have them removed.

Some problems associated with Impacted Wisdom teeth include:

  • Pain
  • Food and debris caught behind the tooth
  • Infection in the gums
  • Tooth decay in partially erupted teeth
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Develop a cyst(a fluid-filled sac) around the wisdom tooth
  • Complications with orthodontic treatment
Many dentists who are untrained or do not have the skills to remove wisdom teeth will refer their patients to have their wisdom teeth removed under General Anaesthetic. This leads to unnecessary cost and has its own risks. However, these costs can be easily avoided having them removed pain-free under local anaesthetic. Our highly skilled dentist will assess your individual situation and discuss the most cost effective and efficient method. We will take a full mouth x-ray (OPG) with our state-of-the-art machine. We will then explain all options and risks in detail and answer any questions you may have.

Dr Tharini Hettiarachchi is our visiting dental surgeon with special interests in the extraction of impacted teeth. She has extracted thousands of teeth serving the Ipswich and South-East Queensland region. She generally extracts teeth under local anaesthetic ensuring the patient is very numb and feels no pain throughout the procedure.

If you are having pain from your wisdom teeth or have been advised to have your wisdom teeth removed by your Orthodontist then feel free to come in for a consult. We encourage you to give us a call on 0754 331 569. if you have any questions about wisdom teeth.

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