When your wisdom teeth don’t grow in smoothly and cause you pain or discomfort, or your dentist recommends extraction for reasons like infection or impaction, it’s vital to choose the right oral and maxillofacial surgeon providing wisdom teeth removal in Brisbane or Toowoomba.
Dr Andrew MacMillan is a respected oral and maxillofacial surgeon consulting and operating in both Brisbane and Toowoomba at our two conveniently located oral surgery clinics. Dr MacMillan is Southeast Queensland’s leading wisdom tooth extraction surgeon specialising in the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and is supported by registered nurses and anaesthetists.
Wisdom teeth usually (but not always) emerge between the ages of 17 to 25 years, but in some people, these back molars erupt at an angle and start pushing against an adjacent tooth which can cause pain and irritation in the gum and cheeks. This known as impaction (impacted wisdom teeth) and can lead to one or more of many issues, including:
Your dentist can explain your wisdom teeth treatment options, including wisdom teeth removal by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, if the tooth is ready to remove. Depending on the tooth development and the severity of the issue, immediate extraction may be required or it may be advisable to postpone surgery until the tooth has erupted further.
As an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon and wisdom teeth removal specialist, Dr Andrew MacMillan offers wisdom tooth extraction at our Brisbane and Toowoomba clinics. Referred consultations are bulk billed and you may also be covered by your private health insurer.
To book a consultation or learn more about your options concerning wisdom teeth removal in Brisbane or Toowoomba, please contact us today.