Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Problems? Our Wisdom Teeth Removal is fast, painfree and as non-invasive as possible.

This is what we’re good at.

St Lucia Dental uses state-of-the-art equipment and anaesthetic techniques – and our experienced dentists take a highly sensitive approach to wisdom tooth extraction, to minimise discomfort, swelling and concern.

We conduct all wisdom teeth extractions in the comfort of our surgery and offer local anaesthetic (where you’re awake but numb) procedures.

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last teeth to erupt in the adult mouth.
It’s usually best to remove wisdom teeth before the roots are fully formed. As you age, the roots will thicken, becoming more firmly anchored to your jawbone. If you wait until your wisdom teeth cause problems, the chances of complications are higher and recovery may not proceed as smoothly as when they are removed electively.

Wisdom teeth are extracted for many reasons, including:

– They are positioned far back in the mouth making it very difficult to keep them clean and more susceptible to decay.
– Many people do not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to grow. Therefore, they become impacted, only erupting partially or not at all.
– Naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth can work its way down to the impacted wisdom teeth, frequently causing infection in the surrounding gums and bone. Repeated soreness around the wisdom teeth is often mistaken as an effort of the wisdom teeth to erupt. This soreness, however, could be a sign of infection. Surrounding bone, tooth roots and adjacent teeth may be harmed if left untreated.
– The constant pressure from impacted wisdom teeth can also damage adjacent teeth. You may not feel anything until significant damage has occurred. This pressure may also push other teeth out of line, possibly creating a need for orthodontic treatment.

Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal – or to book an appointment – please call us today on 07 3870 8811.

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