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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Noosa

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final set that typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. They are located at the back of the mouth, one in each jaw quadrant (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right). Wisdom teeth are called such because they usually come in during a person’s late teens or early twenties when they are assumed to have gained wisdom.

Gums and teeth disease wisdom tooth infection on blue background.

Wisdom teeth often require removal for several reasons:

  • Impaction
  • Misalignment
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Infection and gum disease
  • Cysts and tumours
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Sinus issues
  • Difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene

Given these potential complications and the fact that not everyone has sufficient space in their jaw for wisdom teeth, many dentists and oral surgeons recommend the removal of these teeth as a preventive measure.

The timing for removal may vary depending on the individual’s specific circumstances, but it is often recommended in late adolescence or early adulthood before complications arise.

What to Expect During the Consultation & Evaluation

Patients can expect a thorough examination and discussion with their dental professional here at the practice – during consultation and evaluation before wisdom tooth removal. Here’s what typically happens:

Wisdom teeth Medical and Dental History Review: The consultation starts with a review of the patient’s medical and dental history. It’s important to provide information about any preexisting medical conditions, allergies, medications, and past dental treatments.

Symptom Assessment: The dentist will ask about any symptoms or issues the patient may be experiencing related to their wisdom teeth, such as pain, swelling, or discomfort.

Clinical Examination: A clinical examination of the mouth – including a visual inspection of the wisdom teeth and the surrounding area – will be performed. The dentist will assess the position, eruption status, and overall health of the wisdom teeth.

X-rays or Imaging: Our dentists often use X-rays to see the wisdom teeth’s position, size, and orientation. These images help determine if the wisdom teeth are impacted, misaligned, or causing other issues.

After examining and reviewing X-rays, the dentist will discuss their findings with the patient. They will explain the status of the wisdom teeth and whether removal is recommended.

Options and Preparation

Treatment Options and Risks: Patients will be given treatment options, including wisdom tooth removal. The dentist will explain the procedure’s benefits, potential risks, and necessity.

Anaesthesia and Sedation Options: If removal is recommended, patients will be informed about the types of anaesthesia or sedation available and can discuss their preferences and concerns.

Cost and Insurance: The patient will receive information about the procedure’s cost and any available insurance coverage or payment options. This is also an opportunity to address any financial concerns.

Pre-Operative Instructions: Patients will receive pre-operative instructions, including dietary restrictions, medication guidelines, and advice on preparing for the procedure.

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Wondering if your wisdom teeth require removal? Contact us today to book an appointment.

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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Wisdom Teeth Removal Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosaville QLD | (07) 5473 5117