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Tooth Extraction

Teeth extraction in Adelaide

At Burnside Dental Practice in Adelaide, we will always do what we can to save your natural tooth and preserve it to its normal function.

However there are times when a tooth cannot be saved and extraction is recommended to prevent further infection, bone loss and pain. There are many reasons why at Burnside Dental we may recommend tooth extraction such as extensive tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, impacted wisdom teeth as well tooth crowding and preparation for braces.

If you’ve been searching for a “tooth extraction near me”, then the hunt is over. We do our utmost to provide you with a multitude of treatment options, so you can have a pleasant experience. We understand that having a tooth pulled is not a nice feeling, and will do our best to ensure you feel comfortable. Your dentist at Burnside Dental Practice in Adelaide will explain if the extraction is simple to remove, or if further work is required and you need a surgical extraction.

We understand that it’s not fun hearing you have to have a tooth removed, but if it has been suggested, it is often the best way to eliminate infections, and get you back to a healthy smile. If a tooth extraction has been recommended to you, then we are more than happy to discuss replacement options with you, such as Implants, Dental Bridges, and Dentures, which can all help to restore function, appearance and improve oral health.

At Burnside Dental practice we are more than happy to discuss options of sedation to include in your treatment plan such as Nitrous sedation (happy gas) and IV sedation.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Adelaide

Wisdom teeth are the last of the adult teeth to erupt and often do so between the ages of 16 and 23. There is usually limited space to accommodate wisdom teeth, leading to complications such as crowding. If your wisdom teeth are impacted and/or have become infected, they will need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent damage to surrounding gums and teeth. Fortunately, the team at Burnside Dental Practice can assist with your wisdom tooth removal and help you to maintain your dental health and avoid further discomfort or complications.

What Does Wisdom Teeth Extraction Involve?

This involves extracting one or more wisdom teeth in a single session using the latest technologies. We’ll expose the tooth and bone by making an incision in the gum tissue, after which we can remove bone that blocks the root and extract the tooth. We then clean the area, stitch the wound, and place a gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding and help form a blood clot.

Wisdom Teeth Can Cause These Problems

Wisdom Tooth Infected


Infection can occur when a wisdom tooth starts to push through the gums. This can cause pain, swelling and jaw stiffness.

Wisdom Tooth Crowding


A wisdom tooth can
cause crowding
by pushing nearby
teeth and gums

Wisdom Tooth Cysts


If a cyst forms around
the tooth, this may destroy
bone and damage teeth
and gums.

Wisdom Tooth Affecting Others

Damage to nearby molars

An impacted wisdom tooth may keep pushing against the molar next to it and cause serious damage to both teeth. This could result in both teeth being lost.

How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Adelaide

The cost for removal of Wisdom teeth in Adelaide varies based on the number of wisdom teeth that need removing. Naturally, removing all four wisdom teeth will cost more than just one. The cost is typically $350 – $450 per tooth, with some private health insurances able to cover a portion of these costs. The choice of sedation can also influence the price. For example, local anaesthetic will cost less than IV sedation. Our dentist can formulate a plan that takes your budget into account.

Is Tooth Removal Painful?

Removing teeth can cause some discomfort, but many people worry about the discomfort or pain during a tooth extraction, but the procedure itself shouldn’t be painful. Our dentists have years of experience when it comes to teeth extractions, and we always do our best to make sure you feel comfortable with our caring and empathetic approach. We use advanced dental tools for an effective procedure, and we have several sedation options available to minimise any discomfort during the procedure itself, but it’s normal to experience mild pain for several days afterwards, while the site is healing.

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A range of finance options and payment method plans are also made available for our general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implant services so you can smile now and pay as you like.

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