Sunshine Coast Expert - Wisdom Teeth Removal
You are unlikely to find a dentist on the Sunshine Coast more experienced, knowledgeable and skilled than Dr Gohil in complex wisdom teeth removal. Dr Gohil has over ten years hands-on dental surgery experience obtained in Brisbane, Warwick and Stanthorpe Day Hospital with a special interest in wisdom teeth removal.
At Dentistry On Coolum, we have patients from all over Sunshine Coast and even Brisbane come see us for wisdom teeth removals as Dr Gohil can often remove wisdom teeth in chair for a fraction of the price quoted elsewhere, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in hospital and anaesthetist fees.
Wisdom teeth extractions are performed daily at Dentistry On Coolum. In more complex cases where general anaesthetic is indicated, we will refer you to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to be done at the hospital.
Problems With Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom Teeth normally erupt between the ages of 18-24. Many people are unaware that they have wisdom teeth until it starts piercing through the gums. As humans are evolving our jaws are getting smaller as our diets are much more refined than that of our ancestors. As such there is little room for wisdom teeth to come through causing them to be impacted.
Did you know that impacted wisdom teeth can lead to all kinds of oral health problems including pain, swelling, bad breath and infections? They can move and damage the surrounding teeth and if left untreated, the infections can spread resulting in a multitude of other health problems.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they have the following problems:
- Infection: When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through, it can irritate the skin around it making it red and swollen (Pericoronitis). This inflammation or infection of the gum can often be painful and cause stiffness of the jaw
- Crowding: An impacted Wisdom Tooth can cause movement of nearby teeth away from the original position
- Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs or cysts can sometimes develop around unerupted wisdom teeth. These cysts can grow larger in size if not removed, damaging the bone and jaw around it
- Damage to molars: Wisdom teeth erupting at an angle can push against adjacent molars damaging both teeth in the process
- Difficulty cleaning them due to reach
How can we help?
Many dentists in Sunshine Coast will refer patients to get their wisdom teeth removed under a general anaesthetic (where patients are put to sleep) because they do not have the training and expertise to conduct safe wisdom tooth extractions under a local anaesthetic in the dental chair. General anaesthetic adds costs such as private hospital and anaesthetist fees and in most cases these costs can be avoided by having your teeth removed while you are awake, using a local anaesthetic.
At Dentistry On Coolum, Dr Gohil has had extensive training and experience in the safe and effective practices of removing these wisdom teeth under local anaesthetic. These procedures can be done safely in chair, the patient is completely numb and will feel no pain! Dr Gohil and his team have successfully removed thousands of impacted wisdom teeth over their career helping patients suffering from wisdom teeth pain or taking care of it before they become a problem.
Dr Gohil also mentors young dentists around QLD in safe effective removal of wisdom teeth. If you live on the Sunshine Coast and are having trouble with your wisdom teeth, a consult with Dr Gohil will provide you with your best treatment options. If you have been referred to have your wisdom teeth removed and are unable to meet the costs or simply just a second opinion, feel free to book a consultation with our Dental Surgeons to discuss ALL YOUR OPTIONS.
The cost of wisdom teeth can depend on a number of factors:
- The number of teeth to be removed
- The difficulty of each removal
- Level of Health Fund Cover – If applicable
Dentistry On Coolum has been exclusively selected to be preferred providers for ALL major Health Funds such as Medibank, Bupa, NIB and many others, which means costs and out of pocket expenses are minimal. We are also very competitively priced, being one of the most affordable dentists for complex wisdom teeth removal on the Sunshine Coast!
We also have PAYMENT PLAN options available so you can have your treatment you need done today without delay and pay no interest, EVER!
Call us on 07 54461616 to find out more.