Wisdom Teeth Removal & Dental Implants Mackay
The placement of implants, the removal of Wisdom teeth and other minor oral surgical procedures can be done under local or general anaesthetic. It is important to discuss this with your dentists as your suitability for either depends on numerous factors including your health and any medications you are taking. It is also important to remember that all surgical and invasive procedures have risks. Dr Stephen Pearson has had a career long interest in Oral Surgery, spending time working in Hospitals in the UK, and is now Tutoring students in Oral Surgery at James Cook University in Cairns.
Dental Implants Mackay
Dental implants are the current state of the art, when it comes to replacing missing teeth. The dental implant is made of titanium and is placed within the bone where the tooth root used to be. It osseo-integrates, or bonds to the bone once healing has occurred. This provides a stable platform, which can then be restored with beautiful crowns, bridges or dentures.
One of the main advantages of dental implants is that they do not attach or hold onto any of your other teeth. Thus they are the most conservative way to replace teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news. Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own. Unfortunately not everyone is suitable for Dental Implants so if you have any questions, please ask or contact us. Dr’s Cahill and Pearson have both been placing and restoring Implants since 2010 and 2011 respectively, with Dr Cahill now focusing on the restorative side of things and Dr Pearson on the Surgical. Their collaborative approach is designed to get the best possible results for our patients.
Wisdom Teeth Mackay
Wisdom teeth or third molars usually erupt (grow) into the mouth between about 16-20 years of age. For some people this is uneventful, but for many there is either too little space or the teeth do not grow straight. This causes the teeth to become impacted (unable to come completely through). This can lead to a feeling of pressure. In addition wisdom teeth which are partly through or just under the gum can become infected and are more at risk of decay. For this reason it is often recommended impacted wisdom teeth are removed.
Wisdom teeth removal can be done under local anaesthetic (awake) or general anaesthetic (unconscious in a day surgery environment). For difficult wisdom teeth it is often safer and less traumatic to remove them under general anaesthetic. Dr Steve Pearson has been removing wisdom teeth safely and gently for many years. He has regular sessions to do general anaesthetics at the Mater Hospital.
If you feel your wisdom teeth may cause you problems please contact us.
If you would like to see our implants results you can view these here.