Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the third molar teeth found in the upper and lower jaws. In some cases, there is sufficient room for these to come through the gum (erupt) normally. In many people however, there is insufficient room for this and they can be trapped behind the second molar teeth (impacted).

When the wisdom teeth come through part way (partially erupted) and get stuck, they can cause recurring infections and severe pain. In these cases, removal of the wisdom teeth may be performed either under a local or general anesthetic, using dissolvable stitches to seal the area where the tooth once was. The choice of anaesthetic depends on the severity of the impaction, number of teeth involved and the patient’s preference. Our doctors will chat with you about which is the best option.