Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can often be the unseen cause of pain in the jaw, the gums and surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can become stuck under the other molars, causing inflammation, and infections in some instances. While they can be painful when they start to cause problems, they can sometimes be causing unseen, long-term damage with no pain present.

Wisdom tooth removal typically becomes necessary when the molars at the back of the jaw fail to align properly and become impacted, or, stuck under other molars. As wisdom teeth start to cause problems, the surrounding gum, jaw and teeth will become irritated, sore and inflamed. Left untreated, the problem area can become infected and will also become very painful.

Wisdom teeth problems don’t really go away on their own. The sooner you make the call, the sooner you can move on with your life.

You may be dreading the idea of having them out and therefore putting the treatment off. “Right at the back of the jaw, is has to be an uncomfortable procedure right?” Wrong! A local anaesthetic will make it painless, and with a mild sedative, many people find they are relaxed enough to go through the procedure with no anxiety.

However, some people feel that they would rather not be awake at all, if you feel that this is you, we can move the procedure to the Gold Coast Private Hospital.

Whether you have the procedure at the practice or in the hospital, it will be the same team doing the procedure, the only difference will be the support the hospital offers for giving you a general anaesthetic. (An assessment is made before going ahead, if there are special circumstances, the procedure may need to be moved to a hospital setting even if you are happy with being awake).

The cost of removing wisdom teeth is significantly reduced once you take the procedure out of the hospital setting. We do try to plan out the procedure to avoid the need to go to hospital for you treatment, however if there are special circumstances or you would prefer to be under a general anaesthetic, we can still move the procedure to Gold Coast Private Hospital, it will still be our team but with the added support of the hospital.

Want to learn why Wisdom Teeth are a problem for modern humans? Watch this video below where we explain what went wrong!