Wisdom Teeth 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 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, you’ll likely need to have these 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
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 Anesthetic. 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 Xray(OPG) with our state of the art machine. We will then explain all options and risks in detail.
Dr. Nauvneel Kashyap is our visiting dental surgeon with special interests in the extraction of impacted teeth. He has extracted thousands of teeth serving the Ipswich and South East Queensland region. He generally extracts teeth under local anesthetic 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. Or give us a call if there are any questions about Wisdom teeth. (07) 5433 1569