Surgical Dentistry

Dental Surgery Clinic

The team at Crestmead Dental includes experienced surgical practitioners, highly trained in both simple and complex procedures to relieve pain.


We focus on two main areas of expertise:

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Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are four adult teeth (also referred to as third molars), located in the back corners of your mouth, on both your upper and lower jaws. Frequently, there is insufficient space for the wisdom teeth to grow. This is commonly referred to as an impacted wisdom tooth. In such cases, surgical extraction (removal) is necessary. It impacted wisdom teeth are not removed, they can cause pain, infection, and a range of other dental problems.

Before we start the surgery, we use an effective local anaesthetic to completely numb the area. In some cases, we will suggest sedation to ensure you experience minimal discomfort. An incision is made into the gum so that we can remove the problematic tooth and any bone that is in the way. The wound is thoroughly cleaned before we close it up.

You will be able to go home after the procedure. We will provide you with all the information you need regarding pain management, the healing process, etc, following the extraction.

Tooth extractions

Apart from wisdom teeth, there are many reasons why tooth extraction (removal) might be necessary.

If your teeth are crowded or badly infected or decayed, a tooth might need to be extracted. If you are going to get braces, a tooth or teeth might need to be removed to provide sufficient space for the other teeth to shift into alignment. If you are about to undergo chemotherapy or an organ transplant, compromised teeth are sometimes extracted to better maintain your dental health following these other medical procedures.

Whilst many patients are understandably nervous at the idea, it is a quick procedure that is conducted with effective anaesthetic.

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Dr Henry Wong is a local dental graduate, having done his studies at the University of Queensland. He has had over 10 years of practical experience, providing a wide range of services in the various fields of dentistry. He has a strong interest in Orthodontics (braces) and has an affinity treating young patients. Henry regularly attends a range of continuing education courses, and is very much up to date with his continuing professional development requirements.   Dr Henry is a long term member of the ADA (Australian Dental Association). He has also been involved with RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service), in a charity project that provides much needed dental treatment to villages in Nepal. He has also provided volunteer work in Brisbane through the National Dental Foundation.   Dr Henry enjoys spending time with his family and young daughter. They are often the reluctant subjects one of his other interests; photography. He likes to unwind by listening to comedy podcasts and tending to his growing collection of indoor plants.