Extractions and Wisdom teeth

Extractions at Ellenbrook Dental Clinic

Tooth Extractions

Extractions can become necessary for a number of reasons. These include severe decay, periodontal (gum) disease, impacted wisdom teeth, trauma, irreparable damage and orthodontic reasons.

The best method for extraction will be identified using Xray images and discussed with you.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the four back molars that may or may not appear in your late teens or early twenties.

They often cause problems when there is not enough room in your jaw for them to erupt normally, leading them to become impacted, grow crooked or cause gum infections and tooth decay.

If wisdom teeth are causing issues, your dentist will usually advise you to have them removed.


Your dentist will give clear, concise post operative instructions both verbally and in writing.  The clinic staff will call you the day after the procedure and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.