Dr Ben Dunster
General Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Extractions and Wisdom Teeth

How can we help you?

We welcome all of your questions because we want you to feel completely confident in choosing us to care for your family’s oral health.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive along with detailed answers to help. If your question is not listed here, we welcome you to contact our clinic and one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to help.

Extractions and Wisdom Teeth

When it comes to oral health, pain is typically a sign that something is wrong and requires your immediate attention. Most dental conditions do not present symptoms until they are well advanced, making your routine dental visits an essential part of your health regimen.

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last permanent teeth to erupt. While most people have four, it is not uncommon to have three or fewer.

Wisdom teeth usually become painful when they are impacted, or growing in at an atypical angle. This occurs because there is often limited space at the back of the mouth for them to erupt normally. Sometimes, wisdom teeth become painful yet erupt without incident, but since they are more prone to decay and periodontal disease due to their location at the back of the mouth, they become problematic.

If you experience painful wisdom teeth or any other pain inside your mouth, we invite you to call and arrange a booking so that Hornsby dentists Dr Ben and Dr Clint will have the opportunity to evaluate your condition, make an accurate diagnosis and provide all of your treatment options.

We prioritise patient comfort and will provide gentle treatment to solve your problem so you can get back to your routine and eat comfortably.

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