Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth.
When they align properly and the surrounding gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is needed when they can not properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
These poorly positioned, impacted teeth can cause many problems including swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness.
When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and can cause infections. In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, happy gas, Intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia.
Dr Wasserman will assess your mouth and x-rays and decide on the best options for removal for you. We work closely and can refer you to oral surgeon for more complex cases.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner”
Chatswood Dental Centre has national accreditation.
Accreditation is based on the integration of a set of national safety and quality health service standards into every day practice culture and patient safety.
The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering safe quality patient care.