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Wisdom Teeth & Tooth Extraction

Having wisdom teeth removed early can be a wise move - with persistent pain, poor hygiene where they are hard to clean, and the potential of infection just some reasons why people may choose to have wisdom teeth removal surgery.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common procedures performed on otherwise ‘healthy’ dental patients in Australia, and as such our team are very experienced at managing wisdom teeth and helping you decide if extraction or other treatment is necessary.

What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third molar teeth are the very last teeth to grow and develop in our mouths. They can start growing through the gums from around age 17, but due to changes in human jaw anatomy as we have evolved, they often become stuck or ‘impacted’ and cannot move fully into a position where we use them to chew, or where we can easily clean them effectively.

Why do we remove wisdom teeth?
Depending on where they get stuck, wisdom teeth may be very difficult to clean, making them highly susceptible to dental decay, gum infection or cyst formation. These infections are hard to treat, as the tooth is in a bad position to safely use a drill to remove decay or place a filling. (They are often under people’s tongues or close to their throat or other soft tissues).
For this reason, we often recommend you have these teeth extracted, eliminating the infection from your otherwise healthy mouth, and protecting your other more useful, healthy teeth.

What are the benefits of acting early?
If we can determine early that your wisdom teeth are likely to cause future infections, there are advantages to acting early.
While the teeth are still growing, their ‘roots’ may be shorter, and further away from nerves and blood vessels we wish to avoid during surgery.
Also, before about age 25 the facial bones are ‘spongey’, and less rigid, so in many cases extractions can be completed with less trauma to surrounding tissues, allowing faster healing with less swelling and pain.
Finally, if we can complete extractions when there is no or low infection or pain present, patients can experience less pain and swelling during recovery. If we wait for a roaring tooth ache to be present before we attempt surgery, you may have to visit us at an inconvenient time for your recovery and the expense of a surgery. Better to plan ahead and be in control of the timing of your recovery and costs.

Do all Wisdom Teeth need removing?
The short answer is no, though there is debate in the dental industry over whether it’s better to act early, and perform surgeries in young, healthy people before they develop pain, or wait until there is evidence of toothache or infection.
Older people are more likely to have other underlying health concerns, so like all surgery, the risks of complications can grow if we wait until people are older and sicker to act. Dr Jeremy Lam and our team of Dentists are very experienced, and well placed to discuss your personal risk profile with and guide you in the decision over whether to have surgery or wait and see if problems develop.

Emergency Wisdom teeth removal and care.
Fear not though, if you are caught with a rapidly developing or unexpected toothache from a wisdom tooth, Dr Jeremy Lam and our team will always offer you emergency dental treatment, and for special circumstances will offer after-hours emergency appointments. See our “Get in Touch” to make an appointment for toothache.

See what our clients have to say.

Daniela Mantilla
Daniela Mantilla
02:47 25 Mar 22
Had my sons first dental appointment here and Dr Perline Li was exceptional. She made him feel comfortable and gave a little take away pack with a mirror. My son just keeps looking at his teeth now. Thank you!read more
Benjamin Sung
Benjamin Sung
01:26 04 Mar 22
I visited Dr Albert Lin for a checkup and clean. Dr Lin was very elaborate in explaining some of the issues with my teeth. He was also very meticulous when performing the cleaning - no pain at all! Would recommend Dr Lin to my friends and family!read more
ShayRhyanna
ShayRhyanna
11:14 24 Feb 22
I’ve been going to Grange Family Dental for the past 3 years and it’s always a great experience. I went in for my a 6-monthly clean and check this week. Jeremy is a fantastic dentist and always a pleasure to see. He is transparent, explains things clearly and has a great sense of humour! The team members are all lovely and I really appreciate the reminders and ease of booking an appointment. Thanks to Shontelle and Lauren this week.read more
Dave Smith
Dave Smith
08:20 14 Feb 22
Highly recommend Jeremy and the team at this dentist surgery. Had my first wisdom tooth removed today and despite being a bit nervous, I felt comfortable throughout the whole procedure. Thanks again and I’ll be back to get the next one out soon!read more
Lorna-Li Yao
Lorna-Li Yao
07:02 05 Jan 22
I was referred to a specialist for a root canal retreatment. I had to wait for 4 months for an appointment. My friend recommended me Dr Lam and I got an appointment to see him in a month. I am so impressed with his expertise, patience, and the way he makes patients at ease. I highly recommend him but at the same time, I don't want him to be booked out😁.read more
Ginny Liu
Ginny Liu
09:49 04 Dec 21
Thanks to Dr. Perline and Dr. Albert! They explain things well and help me manage my oral health. The best dental I have ever been to.Highly recommended!read more
Jacky Chan
Jacky Chan
08:27 04 Dec 21
Dr. Albert is super friendly and caring. He did a thorough check of my teeth and completely fixed my teeth issue. Also, the price is very resonable.Highly recommended!!!!!read more
Kayla Davidson
Kayla Davidson
23:08 14 Nov 21
I have a great experience every time I see Dr Perline which is not what you often hear people say after visiting the dentist! Her attention to detail and thorough work are unmatched. She, as well as the other staff have an inviting energy that would make anyone happy to be there, highly recommend!read more
劉迦葉
劉迦葉
09:31 10 Nov 21
Took my 5yo daughter here having a check month ago. With friendly and experienced dentist Dr. Albert, she was totally not afraid to open mouth and be checked. So as when he cured her decayed tooth on the second time we visit. Definitely recommend for kids who need dental care.read more
Kaya Huang
Kaya Huang
07:41 09 Nov 21
I really did enjoy my dental experience in here.The stuff who always greet you with a smile especially Dr. Jeremy and Dr. Albert they're the best!!Could not recommend Grange Family Dental highly enough.read more
De Jabeca
De Jabeca
09:32 21 Oct 21
I left my last dentist 3 years ago, and have become a patient of Dr Jeremy Lam at Grange Family Dental. What a difference. I have not seen a medical practise that is so friendly & professional - from the reception staff, the hygienist, nurses & of course the dentists. They obviously have long ongoing relationships with their client base, and they know how to achieve this. Jeremy has given me excellent care, & I have been able to have all my extensive dental work performed in their one stop shop. This includes my crowns, and dental implants which have been problem free. He has a plan that he discusses in detail with you, so you can be confident in both the costs, care, and outcome. This is easily the best dental practise around, & I am thrilled with their service. Recommended to everyone I know, who will soon become patients as wellread more
Daniel Tani
Daniel Tani
02:30 18 Sep 21
Went to Albert at Grange Family Dental and had an excellent experience. Haven’t been to a dentist in over a decade. Albert took the time to go over X-rays and photos of my teeth and proceeded to give a thorough clean even though I knew this appointment would have taken much longer than expected. Inspires confidence and calm. Will certainly be back.read more

Get in touch to book your appointment!

If you’re looking for an affordable, family dentist in Brisbane, call us at (07) 3356 0166 to make an appointment, or contact us via email with any questions you may have.

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