Wisodom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually don't come out through the gums until people are in their late teens, twenties or even older. They are the last teeth to come through the gums.

 

In many people, not enough space is at the rear of the jaws for wisodom teeth to easily erupt. If there is not enough space for the wisdom teeth they will become wedged or 'impacted'.

Some impacted wisdom teeth remain in place and cause no trouble. However some may cause severe problems.

 

Often, one or more wisdom teeth will cause problems and will require to be removed. Removal of wisdom teeth is a very common procedure. Removal of troublesome wisdom teeth should usually be done as soon as possible before the problems get worse.

 

If your wisdom teeth are likely to be difficult or complicated to remove, you may require surgery for their removal.

With surgical privelages in Westmead Private and Holroyd Private Hospitals, we can offer this service to our patients.

 

Surgery by us is performed using a piezotome, that reduces the likelihood of bruising, swelling and post-operative discomfort.

 

In some circumstances, due to the shape of your jaw or position of some wisdom teeth, we may refer you on to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for their removal.

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