Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most people have 4 wisdom teeth in their mouths which erupt at about 18 years of age.
Generally, wisdom teeth do not cause any problems but may have to be removed if:
– they are decayed
– they have insufficient space to come through (impacted)
– orthodontic treatment is required
– they cause symptoms associated with their eruption/impaction
Some wisdom teeth are easily extracted. For the more difficult cases, Parkwood Dental can refer you to a specialist oral surgeon (there are several on the Gold Coast) who will remove the affected wisdom tooth/ teeth under local anaesthetic (in the chair) or in more complicated cases, under general anaesthetic.
Please give us a call and arrange an appointment if you have any concerns regarding your wisdom teeth.