Tooth Extractions in Brisbane
Wisdom teeth can start coming through in your late teens or early to mid 20s. While some people will never get them at all, and others will see their wisdom teeth come through without any issues, many young Australians will get nothing but pain and infection thanks to these molars.
See our below list of practices that can offer you tooth extractions in Brisbane.
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Tooth Extractions in Brisbane
Why choose tooth extractions?
The good news is, wisdom tooth removal in Brisbane is a simple and common treatment. Humans don’t actually need these teeth - they are leftovers from ancient times when humans needed large extra teeth to chew their food, but modern humans have smaller mouths, which is why there often just isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth to grow naturally.
Instead, they can get stuck under the gum line, push up against other teeth, or only partially erupt from the gums. In any of these situations, it can quickly lead to infections and abscesses in one or more of the emergent wisdom teeth, causing nothing but pain to the patient.
That’s why dentists so often extract wisdom teeth. Sometimes, they will be able to spot the issues ahead of time during a routine check up with x-rays, as it can be obvious on an x-ray that a wisdom tooth is about to come through and cause issues. In these cases, a dentist may even recommend extracting the wisdom tooth as soon as possible before it can cause pain.
If your wisdom teeth are coming through and causing pain, use our Find a Dentist Tool to search for the nearest practice to you for wisdom teeth removal in Brisbane.
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What are the benefits of getting your wisdom teeth removed in Brisbane?
- With nine dental practices in and around the city, you’ll be able to find a convenient location for your wisdom teeth extraction
- Our practices offer a $199 or no gap new patient offer, which includes a check up, x-ray and clean, which could be useful if your wisdom teeth are coming through and you need an x-ray to check on them
- Our dental practices are equipped with cutting edge technology for the most efficient and effective treatments
- We offer SmileFund and Afterpay, both payment plans that allow you to get the treatment you need immediately and pay off the cost over time
Frequently asked questions
There are numerous dental practices where you can get wisdom teeth removal in Brisbane. These include; Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Post Office Square, Newstead, Algester, Sunnybank, Chermside, and Alexandra Hills.
You can also simply use our Find a Practice tool to enter your location and search the closest practices to you. Click on their web page through this portal, then scroll down to see their treatments and services available to double check that they offer wisdom tooth removal.
You should visit a dentist to have your wisdom teeth removed in Brisbane. Dentists are the best equipped and the most experienced in wisdom teeth removal. Most extractions are routine and simple, requiring only a local anaesthetic in the dental office.
Only on rare occasions when the removal is especially complicated, such as if all four teeth are impacted under the gum line and are difficult to reach, would a dentist refer you to an oral surgeon in a hospital setting. However, you would still need a dentist’s referral to get this surgery.
Some people are fortunate in that they don’t need to have their wisdom teeth removed - the teeth either never grow at all, or they do grow with enough room in the mouth to not cause any problems.
For other people however, not getting wisdom teeth removed tends to lead to severe and constant dental pain. The pain of an impacted wisdom tooth is not to be understated, especially when infection occurs. An infection of this kind can affect the body the same way any other infection would - by draining your energy and putting a toll on your immune system as it tries to fight it off. When this occurs, patients can’t wait to get rid of the teeth causing so many problems.
Yes, wisdom teeth removal in Brisbane is affordable. Especially if you have private health insurance, which can sometimes cover necessary dental work such as wisdom tooth extraction. If you don’t have private health insurance, you can take advantage of our SmileFund or Afterpay payment plan, which both exist to ensure patients can access the treatment they need immediately without having to pay everything up front.
The actual cost of wisdom tooth removal in Brisbane does vary depending on how many need to be removed and how complicated the extraction is, so talk to your Brisbane dentist about an estimate.
The recovery period after wisdom teeth removal depends on your situation, such as if they were impacted and infected, which would require a slightly longer recovery time. That said, the first three to four days are the toughest, as you will need to take special care with the extraction site and only eat soft foods. You will likely also have some swelling and bruising around the site(s). After these initial few days, it will take up to two weeks for the gums to heal over fully and the swelling and bruising to disappear completely.
Your Brisbane dentist will give you full instructions on how to care for the extraction site, keep it clean, and avoid infection. Be sure to always follow their instructions for the shortest recovery time.