Wisdom Teeth

When it’s time for teens and young adults to have a wisdom teeth exam in Charters Towers and the surrounding areas, finding a dental practice with experienced dentists makes the entire process simpler and easier. At GoldCity Dental Centre, our dentists, Dr Girish Basavaraj, Dr Jason Teoh and Dr Ankita Clarke, all have years of experience helping patients determine what to do about those sometimes troublesome wisdom teeth.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, do not always require extraction. If they do become symptomatic, opting to have them out can prevent future problems such as decay, infection and overcrowded teeth. Some people have four wisdom teeth, some have three and some people never develop them at all.

Wisdom teeth usually begin to make themselves known in the late teens and early twenties. They can cause pressure, pain and swelling as they begin to erupt through the gums. In some cases, wisdom teeth grow in at odd angles due to the lack of space toward the back of the jaw in a condition called impaction. Impacted teeth are unable to emerge, can feel painful and become infected and may damage adjacent teeth roots. 

A panoramic x-ray or 3-D cone beam image will identify the location and condition of wisdom teeth, even if you cannot see them above the gumline. Our dentists will provide a recommendation based on the needs of each patient.

If you decide to keep your wisdom teeth and your Charters Towers dentist does not foresee any issues with them, it is important to give them dedicated attention when brushing and flossing. This is because they are more likely to develop decay and the gum tissue surrounding them easily becomes infected by gum disease.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Because we use the latest technology, wisdom teeth extractions are more comfortable, predictable and efficient than ever before. Our dentists can plan the entire surgery in advance once they have the necessary diagnostic x-rays. 

Some patients opt to have upper and lower wisdom teeth extracted on one side and then address the other side later. Many of our patients, however, travel from many kilometres to reach us and prefer to have their wisdom teeth removed all at once.

We make every effort to ensure minimal discomfort and will arrange any necessary aftercare visits to monitor healing.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, before proceeding it is important that you know you that you are entitled to a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health Practitioner.

Are Wisdom Teeth Causing You Pain?

Let our GoldCity Dental Centre team help. Our dentists are gentle and caring, making the process of removing wisdom teeth as painless as possible. Our focus on technology makes removing teeth a routine and predictable procedure.

We welcome you to contact us to arrange an appointment for yourself or your teen today.