Having your wisdom teeth removed fills one’s head with images of pain and complicated dental work; but this is not the case. Today, having your wisdom teeth extracted is less of a task than at anytime before, and with modern advances in technology, techniques and treatment, it’s never been easier to remove wisdom teeth from a patient.

Dr Lance West is Auckland’s foremost maxillofacial surgeon and expert in wisdom teeth removal. With over three decades experience, Dr Lance West can help with any problems involving wisdom teeth.  Regarded as the best oral surgeon in Auckland, Dr West will be happy to have a chat with anyone who is nervous about their treatment, explaining exactly what the procedure involves, and what you can expect. Give us a call today with any questions you may have, and our professional and dedicated staff will be only too happy to help.

Wisdom Teeth can also push other teeth out of the way as they come through. This is called “crowding”, and is not only painful, but can cause your existing teeth to go crooked. Another side effect of impacted Wisdom teeth are cysts. Cysts are sacks of fluid that form around the tooth, and can become infected, eating away at the jaw bone. Nasty stuff, which is why we recommend wisdom teeth removal as soon as possible, before things get worse.

Take a look at this video below, brought to you from BUPA, showing exactly what happens when wisdom teeth need to be removed.