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:
- 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
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.