Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars, and usually erupt during our late teens.

A number of problems can occur in relation to wisdom teeth and these include:

  • Your jaw may not be able to accommodate the new teeth, and they can become impacted and unable to break through your gums.
  • Wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing extra gum tissue to grow over them. Food and bacteria can become trapped under this gum tissue, and can cause infection.
  • One or more of your wisdom teeth can come in at an awkward angle – which can misalign existing teeth or cause more serious problems such as infection, bone damage or a cyst.

We do keep a close eye on the development of wisdom teeth and can remove them if there is no hope they will push through without any problem.

We offer wisdom teeth removal either in the chair, with Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas) if you prefer it or under general anaesthesia at the Mater Hospital. If they seem complicated, we can refer you to a specialist Oral Surgeon. We will give you instructions and tips for a comfortable recovery.