Your Gold Coast dentist experts in wisdom teeth and surgical* dentistry
Most people don’t get their wisdom teeth (also referred to as third molars) through until their late teens or early twenties. Most people grow 4 wisdom teeth, 2 in the upper jaw, 2 in the lower jaw. When they do come through, they can cause problems with the established teeth.
The most common problems caused by wisdom teeth coming through are when they don’t have enough room to grow. This can cause food and bacteria to build up between the wisdom tooth and its neighbouring tooth, where there is little room to floss or brush properly.One of the most common problem caused by crowded wisdom teeth are painful infections.
Surgical* dental work or extraction is also often required for orthodontic work, so room can be made in preparation for straightening teeth.
If required, Carrara Dental Practice have full facilities to perform one or more tooth extractions. Tooth extraction is a relatively common surgical* procedure and can be done quickly and pain free by our qualified dentist, right here at Carrara Dental Practice.
Surgical* dentistry can also be used for root canal treatment (also called “endodontic” treatment). This procedure is done to save a tooth that has been badly damaged due to decay, disease, or injury.
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If you have any of the following symptoms, you should consult your local dentist.
- Pain and/or pus
- Inflamed gums surrounding wisdom teeth
- Reddened or sore gums around your wisdom teeth
- Sore lymph nodes (under your jaw line)
- Any difficulty swallowing or opening your mouth
We are open 6-days a week including late on Thursdays. If you live on the Gold Coast or are visiting as a holiday maker, we can offer you professional expert care for any problems with wisdom teeth or surgical* dental procedures. Find out our opening hours at our Contact page.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.