Wisdom Teeth

The team at Brookwater Dental, Springfield are experienced at removing wisdom teeth of all levels of difficulty. From extractions that are relatively straight-forward to more difficult impacted wisdom teeth which require surgical extraction, you will be well looked after by our entire team before, during and after surgery. Having the extraction done in chair, while you are awake, can save costly hospital and anaesthetic fees. We have many patients travelling from all over Brisbane because we provide cost effective and affordable solutions to your wisdom teeth problems.


Wisdom Teeth – The Problem

The wisdom tooth (or third molar) is often the very last to erupt into the mouth and this usually happens from about 16 years of age. For quite a few patients there is not enough room in the mouth to allow normal eruption. Wisdom teeth can become impacted onto the tooth in front or backwards into the jaw bone. This can cause severe pain and frequent infections in the area immediately surrounding the wisdom tooth. There may be difficultly opening the jaw. Decay can also occur in the normal adult tooth that sits in front of the wisdom tooth. Cysts can also form surrounding the unerupted wisdom tooth and this can have significant effects on the strength of the jaw in the area. Less commonly infection can spread into the blood stream resulting in significant health problems.

Brisbane Wisdom Tooth Removal – Our Expertise

Wisdom teeth extractions can be more difficult than other extractions and as such your normal dentist may not perform these procedures and refer you to a specialist and the costs can be quite high. At Brookwater Dental, Springfield we use the services of Dr Nauv Kashyap who is a general dentist with a special interest in the safe removal of wisdom teeth. He has performed many extractions for patients all over Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

The Procedure – What is involved

Often the wisdom tooth has not erupted into the mouth and it is necessary to expose the wisdom tooth first. Occasionally, the bone surrounding the crown of the wisdom tooth also needs to be gently removed. Rarely the tooth needs to be sectioned into multiple pieces in order to remove it. If the wound is wide open then we need to place stiches to acheive closure and these will dissolve away after about two weeks.

During the procedure we ensure you are completely numb and are unable to feel any pain at all.

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal in Brisbane

The cost of surgical removal of wisdom teeth vary depending upon the difficulty of extraction. As a general guide, it is approximately $1600 for removal of all four wisdom teeth. Lower wisdom teeth generally cost more than upper wisdom teeth extractions. We encourage you to make a consultation appointment with our dentists and bring in any previous xrays you may have. By having the extraction done in the chair under a local anaesthetic while you are awake, you can save costly hospital, anaesthetic and specialist fees which can run into thousands of dollars. We have the training and experience in providing safe, effective and affordable wisdom teeth removal in the dental chair.

Contact us on (07) 3199 3260 to have a consultation with one of our friendly Springfield dentists to have your wisdom teeth extracted safely.