We call the molars up the back of our jaws ‘wisdom teeth’ because they generally don’t appear until you’re in your late teens or early twenties. For some people, wisdom teeth can become a problem if they force your other teeth to move, or lead to other problems with infections or with your jawbone.
If you’re having problems with your bite or with jaw pain, your wisdom teeth may be a cause of the problem, and may require extraction.
Your dentist can tell you if you need your wisdom teeth extracted, or whether another treatment is more appropriate for your circumstances.
For patients that are nervous about their extraction, we offer happy gas, oral valium and IV sedation (sleep dentistry) to eliminate any pain and discomfort.
For more information on wisdom teeth removal or to request a consultation, call our dental surgery in Cremorne on (02) 9953 0895 or click here to email us.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.