An x-ray of an impacted wisdom toothOur teenage years see the development and eruption of the often troublesome wisdom teeth. Many people retain their third molars throughout life,  however many of our patients suffer from problems associated with their wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth are the last tooth series to appear in the mouth and often have insufficient space to take their proper position in the mouth. An impacted wisdom tooth can decay, damage adjacent teeth and infect the gums and surrounding bone.  This can be very painfull. Some can develop cysts and some can contribute to movement of your lower teeth. At Casey Dentists an OPG (panoramic film) is mandatory for diagnosis and a plan can then be developed to manage your wisdom teeth. Treatments can be designated into non surgical and surgical management. Non surgical management involves maintaining your third molars. This requires close review of your condition with a special emphasis on keeping them as clean as possible. Regular OPG's are advisable if conditions deteriorate. Surgical management involves wisdom teeth removal in either the dental chair under local anaesthesia and oral sedation or a general anaesthetic at the Mater private hospital.

Dr Casey performs routine third molar removal at the Mater hospital every month in Townsville, North Queensland.

If you want to book a consultation with one of our dentists, get in touch with us by calling us on 07 4725 3324 or emailing us at [email protected]  today.