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Do I need to go to the dentist for wisdom teeth extraction in Adelaide?

Wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come out. Wisdom teeth usually grow during your late teens or early twenties. By this time all your adult teeth are usually in place so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to grow properly.

Because of the lack of space, wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted. If your wisdom teeth erupt and aren’t causing you pain or discomfort, you likely won’t need to get them removed, so it’s important to understand when it is necessary to go to the dentist to extract your wisdom teeth. At Burnside Dental our experienced dentists provide wisdom tooth extraction in Adelaide and can advise you on all your wisdom tooth and general dental needs. Read ahead to find out more about wisdom tooth extraction.

When to see a dentist

There is no hard and fast rule that will tell you your wisdom teeth need to be removed however if you experience any of these symptoms you should definitely book in for a dental appointment to have your wisdom teeth looked at. These symptoms include:

  • Aching sensation around your jaw bone which may give a feeling of pressure or a dull throb
  • Swelling and redness around the back of your gums
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing food.

Due to wisdom teeths susceptibility to infection we recommend visiting our Burnside clinic  if your wisdom teeth are causing you pain. Our dentist can then check your teeth and advise you on whether they need to be removed.

Wisdom teeth removal cost

Wisdom teeth removal price will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. This includes the types of impaction, the angle at which your teeth are coming out and the presence of roots. Other details that can impact the price include the use of general anesthetic. Keeping that in mind the average cost of wisdom tooth extraction in Adelaide ranges from around 200-400 per tooth. These prices are just estimates and prices will vary on a case to case basis.

If you need your wisdom teeth removed our Adelaide dentists will provide a more accurate price estimate based on your situation.

If you have any questions or to book a consultation with our dentists, please call us on 08 8364 2557 today.