Dr Alex Abrahams has extracted 10,000 teeth over his 28 year career and has heard all the crazy myths from anxious patients about wisdom teeth removal.

Many people are afraid of wisdom tooth removal as they believe it will be painful, when in actual fact if you under a general anaesthetic, you will be totally unaware of the procedure! If under IV sedation, you will not have any memory of the procedure, and if under local anaesthetic then you are aware, but it will be numb.

Explore our crazy myths about wisdom teeth removal to feel more relaxed during your procedure…

Myth #1- Your Jaw will be broken to access your wisdom teeth…

This one is completely false. We do not break anyone’s jaw to access wisdom teeth, even if they are impacted! Some established wisdom teeth in older patients may have to be removed from jaw bone material during the procedure, but the integrity of this bone is left intact.

Myth #2- We make incisions through the outside of your cheeks to gain greater access to your wisdom teeth…

Incorrect as well! We will never make any incisions outside of the mouth, and our incisions to your gum tissue are minimally invasive to ensure a swift recovery.

Myth #3- Your jaw will be dislocated during the procedure…

False – In fact we only open your mouth to a width of approximately two fingers!

Myth #4- We will stand on your chest to pull the wisdom teeth out…

Of course not! We use advanced technology to remove your wisdom teeth, and if a tooth is particularly difficult to extract we will remove it piece by piece.

Myth #5- We continue the procedure if the anaesthetic has worn off…

Wrong again! Patient care and comfort is the most important priority for Dr Alex Abrahams. Should you feel any pain or discomfort, the procedure is paused and more anaesthetic is given.

To experience wisdom teeth removal in a comfortable and virtually pain-free environment, please contact us.