Gentle, expert wisdom teeth removal here in chermside

From your late teens, wisdom teeth can start to cause problems. Often there is not enough room to accommodate wisdom teeth and the rest of the mouth can be negatively impacted. In many cases we can safely remove these teeth at our chermside dental practice painlessly under local anaesthetic. We also offer wisdom teeth removal under happy gas, or even under IV Sedation with our resident anaesthetist.

Contrary to popular opinion, not all wisdom teeth need removal. We recommend coming in to have a consultation so we can discuss the pros and cons of removing each wisdom tooth, so you can decide what is best for you. We are always conservative, and prefer to leave wisdom teeth in place if there are no obvious signs or symptoms that removal is required.

Wisdom teeth are also known as 3rd molars, and generally come through between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth, although some have fewer. Interestingly, if you are missing other teeth genetically, then the chance of having missing wisdom teeth is higher. Wisdom teeth are extracted for two general reasons: either the wisdom teeth have already become impacted, or the wisdom teeth could potentially become problematic if not extracted.

Our very own Dr. Albert, explaining a few things about wisdom teeth.

Potential issues caused by the presence of properly grown-in wisdom teeth include infections caused by bits of food trapped in the jaw area behind the wisdom teeth where regular brushing and flossing is difficult and ineffective. Such infections may be frequent, and cause considerable pain and medical danger. Other reasons wisdom teeth are removed include misalignment which rubs up against the tongue or cheek causing pain, potential crowding of the remaining teeth (a result of there being not enough room on the jaw or in the mouth), as well as orthodontics.

At Chermside Dental Care, our experienced surgeons use the latest in Full-Mouth and 3-Dimensional Imaging, on-site, to assess the exact location, rotation and curvature of your wisdom teeth so that any risks can be mitigated. We pride ourselves first and foremost on safe removal of wisdom teeth. An example of how wisdom teeth are removed can be viewed here.

Unsure if we can help?

If you have been referred to general anaesthetic and a surgeon/specialist but the costs are prohibitive, please check with our dentists to see what we can do for you. Please call us on 3359 1611, email us your xray to [email protected] or book an online appointment for a wisdom teeth consultation with our team.

 

Our experienced team

Having a tooth removed, especially a wisdom tooth, is not the most pleasant experience but here at Chermside Dental Care we aim to make the unwelcome task much more manageable for you and your family with our skilled, caring, experienced and dedicated staff.

Dr Albert Lin
Dr Amy Winner
Dr Timothy Fong
Dr Manfred (Fred) Lagemann
Dr Min Yang
Dr Julia Jeffers
Dr Angela Gao
Dr Evelyn Ong