Wisdom Teeth

Dr Hamish Cameron

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon BDS, MDS, MBCHB

Dr Hamish Cameron has recently joined the team!
He is an expert at wisdom teeth extractions. Hamish has completed his studies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medicine, graduating his MDS with distinction.  As an Oral Surgeon, Hamish provides exodontia services from simple extractions to impacted wisdom teeth removal and full clearances, biopsies and removal of lesions, pre-prosthetic grafting procedures, tori removal, dental implant therapy and apicectomies.   
In some cases, these procedures can be covered partially or fully by health insurance cover
You can find more about Hamish under the "Our Team" tab above.

Wisdom Teeth


On average adults have 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Usually they are all fully developed by the age of 18. Different teeth have specific purposes and positions. Incisors, canine and bicuspid teeth are located in the front of the mouth and are ideal for chewing and biting large foods into smaller pieces. Molar teeth located at the back of the mouth are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?


When 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that usually holds only 28 teeth it can be rather painful. The extra four teeth are called third molars or are more commonly referred to as "Wisdom Teeth."

Tooth Removal


Dr Cameron will talk you through the options available during your consult. He will also clearly explain the surgical risks including sensory nerve damage and sinus complications. After having removed the teeth the gums are sutured. Gauze is placed in the mouth to control bleeding. As you recover from the surgery you will rest in the chair and continue to bite down on the gauze. Once you feel ready you are discharged and taken home. 
 
You will be given a post operation kit which includes instructions as to what to eat, drink and how best to protect your mouth from infection. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us on (09) 630 6382 and we will answer any of your questions.
Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff that are experienced in anesthesia techniques.
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