Wisdom Teeth Removal Cairns
Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to develop and erupt at the very back of the mouth. Our modern jaw structure rarely provides room for wisdom teeth, and this can lead to issues such as cysts, tooth decay, tooth erosion and infection.
Dr Neale Chiu Chong performs all your wisdom tooth extractions
A leading dentist for over 20 years, Dr Chong has honed his skills in all areas of dentistry, including wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom tooth surgery is performed using general anaesthetic and is conducted as a day surgery, so you can have complete peace of mind.
Early intervention means less trouble later
Wisdom teeth typically erupt around the age of 17-25, and at Perfect Teeth in Cairns and Redlynch we recommend wisdom teeth be removed at an early age (around 16-20) when the roots are not yet fully formed. This allows us to expertly remove wisdom teeth with ease and with minimal post-surgery pain or downtime.
Alternatively, wisdom teeth that have been left will typically be more difficult to remove and may result in a slower and more painful recover time.
Signs Of Erupting Wisdom Teeth
As there’s little space at the back of your jaw for your wisdom teeth to erupt, they can become impacted. While some impacted wisdom teeth don’t cause any trouble, others might create significant complications. At Perfect Teeth Cairns, we strongly recommend you consider removing your wisdom teeth early, before the roots have had time to fully develop, to avoid problematic complications and issues such as pain and infection.
Impacted wisdom teeth can become symptomatic, particularly when food or bacteria become trapped. These symptoms include:
- Pain and stiffness in the teeth and jaw
- Red and/or sore gums
- Stubborn sore throat
- Bad breath
If you notice any of these symptoms or have any cause for concern, contact our team at Perfect Teeth Cairns today. With the help of regular check-ups and dental management, we’ll be able to monitor the progress and development of your wisdom teeth and determine whether removal is necessary. Our friendly, expert team is ready to speak with you and to offer more information about our professional, effective treatment options.
Choose Perfect Teeth Cairns For Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you want to remove your wisdom teeth before they cause issues down the line, or are feeling the discomfort and pain of an impacted tooth, our caring team at Perfect Teeth Cairns is here to help.
When you come to our welcoming practice, we will assess your teeth and determine the best treatment for you. You may need to be referred for a full mouth X-Ray (Orthopantogram/OPG) if we suspect these teeth are impacted. Treatment may involve complete wisdom teeth removal and managing any other issues or complications. We review each of our patients individually, so you can be sure we’ll develop a treatment plan that caters to your needs and particular circumstances.
If you do need wisdom teeth removal, we offer treatment under general anaesthetic at Cairns Day Surgery. Or if the wisdom teeth appear uncomplicated to remove, it is also possible to have this done in the dental chair depending on your circumstances. Our expert team will also advise you as to what you can do following your procedure to help reduce your pain and to give you the smoothest recovery possible. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our wisdom tooth extraction procedures, or to book an appointment with our experienced and compassionate team.
Sedation Dentistry Cairns
Abate your fear of the dental chair with our sedation dentistry solutions
Many Australians refrain from visiting the dentist because they are too frightened of undergoing painful and uncomfortable dental treatment. At Perfect Teeth in Cairns, we understand this intense fear of the dentist and dental treatment, and want all of our patients to feel completely at ease while in our care. This is why we have implemented sedation dentistry techniques so any anxious patients can receive the treatment they require without fear, pain or discomfort.
Sedation dentistry is not just for the anxious
We also utilise our sedation techniques, which consist of local or general anaesthetic, to aid those patients who are time-poor and require all their dental treatments within the one appointment.
Sedation dentistry is also used for intrusive dental surgery, for example wisdom teeth removal, or other lengthy and invasive procedures. At Perfect Teeth we understand that bringing you the best in dental treatments means providing procedures that are virtually painless and effective, and we endeavour to stay on the forefront of advancements in dental procedures in order to supply this to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not all people develop wisdom teeth – and the people who don’t might count themselves lucky! Some people have all four wisdom teeth, while others might develop one, two, three, or even none at all.
Our Perfect Teeth dental team will perform a thorough assessment to conclude whether you need your wisdom teeth removed. We’ll refer for a full mouth X-Ray which will inform us of the size, angle and placement of your wisdom teeth, and will consider your medical history to make sure we’re aware of any risks or side effects that might arise from a procedure.
The cost of having your wisdom tooth removed will be specific to your individual needs and requirements. It might depend on the complexity of the procedure, and the number of teeth you’re having removed at once. If you are a member of a health fund, part of the costs may be covered. Our team is on hand to discuss the costs of the procedure and explore our range of payment options with you. We also offer complimentary consultations to discuss your wisdom teeth treatment further. Get in touch with us today to learn more.