If left untreated, these issues can spread and cause problems much greater than they started – infected wisdom teeth can often lead to patients having to go to hospital for emergency treatment.
Many of our Newcastle patients come to see us after other dentists have told them to have their wisdom teeth extracted under a general anaesthetic (where they’re put to sleep), because they may not have the expertise or experience to safely extract wisdom teeth under local anaesthetic in their clinic. This works for some patients however the costs of this can add up quickly when you consider private hospital fees, a specialist anaesthetist, and the surgical fees on top of that. With our Newcastle dentists though many cases like these can avoid such high costs by having your wisdom teeth extracted efficiently and safely when you’re awake using local anaesthetic.
Dr Joanne Richardson has more than 30 years experience with complex extractions of wisdom teeth, and performs all of her work with local anaesthesia in the dental chair. Her extensive experience means that the teeth are quickly and safely removed whilst the patient is completely numb and feels no pain.