Extractions & Oral Surgery

Your wisdom teeth typically grow between the ages of 17 and 21. While some people will never have any issues with them, others will need them removed.


Why do we get wisdom teeth removed?


  • They can cause damage to other teeth: That extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.
  • Jaw damage: Cysts can form around them and if they aren’t treated, they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves.
  • Sinus Issues: Problems with upper wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
  • Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
  • Cavities: Swollen gums can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form.
  • Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth.

How do we extract wisdom teeth?

In many cases, wisdom teeth removal is a similar process as any other tooth extraction. Our dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic before starting
work to eliminate pain during the procedure. Once the tooth has been removed, the dentist may use stitches to help heal the site of extraction. We use dissolvable stitches that naturally disappear after a few days. Our dentist will then review you in 1-2 weeks to make sure its all healing nicely!


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