AVA Dental Referral Clinic
Oral Surgery (Extractions)
At AVA Dental Referral Clinic we perform both general tooth and wisdom tooth extractions. Extractions can be performed for a variety of reasons but a decision is typically made after the discovery of disease, a traumatic injury to the tooth, or if problems exist due to crowding in the mouth.
An adult can have up to 32 teeth. Wisdom teeth, (also known as third molars), grow at the back of the gums and are the last teeth to come through, which is usually between the ages of 17 to 21. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly. This can result in wisdom teeth that erupt sideways or only partially erupt, thereby becoming impacted.
An impacted wisdom tooth will not necessarily need to be removed if it is not causing any problems. However, symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth typically include pain and swelling of the gum line and lower face. If left untreated infection is possible, which only intensifies the pain. Regular appointments with a dentist should identify problems with wisdom teeth before they become significant. Skipping trips to the dentist may lead to impacted wisdom teeth and problems like infection.
Your dentist may have referred you us so we can extract a decayed or broken teeth or maybe to remove a wisdom tooth.
If we have to remove one or more of your wisdom teeth, this will be done under local anaesthetic.
You may also have been referred to us by your orthodontist or dentist if you require pre-prosthetic surgery, retained roots, fractured or decayed teeth. At AVA Dental Referral Clinic, we perform all of these procedures under local anaesthetic