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Tooth Extractions in Brisbane

extracted wisdom toothAlthough permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are many reasons why removing a tooth may be needed for best oral health.

Extensive tooth decay, severe gum disease, infection, or an irreparable fracture are some reasons that might make the procedure necessary.


Exploring Your Options

We explore every option to save the tooth before making the decision to extract it. Some teeth can be simply removed under local anaesthesia in the chair, while impacted, badly broken, or teeth with roots fused to bone often require a minor surgical procedure.

Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will advise on your options for a suitable replacement, to prevent nearby teeth from moving out of alignment and bone loss.

Other minor in-office procedures include soft tissue surgery and oral surgery related to orthodontic treatments. We also offer ozone dental therapy to our patients.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

Located at the back of your upper and lower row of teeth, and the last to show in your mouth are the wisdom teeth. Also known as third molars, they break through the gums much later than other teeth, starting from the teenage years or later. Therefore, wisdom teeth might not position themselves correctly, causing complications.

Typical issues relating to wisdom teeth include overcrowding and growing sideways (impacted), which places pressure on surrounding bone structures and teeth. When this occurs, the wisdom tooth must be extracted.

In most extraction cases, an X-ray is taken to help plan the best way to remove the troublesome tooth. The removal may be performed under local anaesthesia, IV Sedation, or general anaesthesia. These options, as well as the possible surgical risks, will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed.

Reasons for Extraction

jaw and wisdom tooth Some impacted wisdom teeth may cause severe problems, and should be removed as soon as possible. These include:

  • Infection
  • Crowding
  • Pain
  • Cyst
  • Ulcer
  • Food trap
  • Resorption cavity

Having a tooth extracted is a common procedure and is generally safe. However, as with any surgery, there are possible side effects and a risk of complications, such as

  • Some discomfort and swelling for a few days afterwards
  • You may need pain relief, such as over-the-counter painkillers
  • Slight bleeding is normal in the first couple of days after having a tooth removed

Please contact us immediately if you experience any of the following issues—prolonged bleeding, severe pain, or high temperature. Every patient is different, and risks are specific to the individual.

Looking for Answers?

For an informative consultation, contact us today.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Tooth Extractions in Spring Hill, Brisbane CBD QLD | (07) 3839 7757