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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars at the back of your mouth that usually appear in your late teens or early twenties. People often have 4 wisdom teeth, 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom.

Since our diets have evolved over time, these teeth can now cause problems like crowding or pain. In many cases, our dentists may recommend removing them to keep your mouth healthy.

There are times when it is necessary to extract a tooth. At Central Smileswe will ensure you are completely comfortable before removing a tooth.This may include providing numbing gel or extra anaesthetic before proceeding. We will also ensure you are well informed about all your treatment options and the costs associated before making the decision to remove your tooth. There are several methods to replace missing teeth and these include implants, bridges or dentures.

When Is an Extraction Necessary?

At Kedron Family Dental, we may advise wisdom teeth extraction in the situations below:

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When your wisdom teeth do not have enough space to fully emerge or grow properly, they can become impacted, causing pain and potential damage to neighbouring teeth.

Pain or Discomfort

If your wisdom teeth are pushing against other teeth, causing crowding, or if they are partially erupted, creating a pocket where bacteria can accumulate, they can cause pain or discomfort.

Infection or Gum Disease

If your wisdom teeth are difficult to clean due to their location, they can be prone to infection or gum disease. This leads to swelling, pain, and potential damage to surrounding tissues.

Tooth Decay

Especially if they’re partially erupted, your wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean effectively, making them susceptible to decay and cavities.

Cysts or Tumors

In rare cases, cysts or tumors can form around impacted wisdom teeth, potentially causing damage to the jawbone and surrounding teeth.

Orthodontic Reasons

Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding or shifting of adjacent teeth, potentially affecting the outcomes of orthodontic procedures.

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Best Clinic for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Kedron

At Kedron Family Dental, we are fortunate to have a dental team that can safely and painlessly remove these wisdom teeth. We are experienced in wisdom teeth removal servicing the Kedron, Chermside, Stafford, Wavell Heights, Wooloowin, Lutwyche, and Nundah and surrounding suburbs.

Our dentists have performed many wisdom teeth extractions on patients from all over Brisbane and have numerous positive reviews from happy patients. Most patients are surprised as to how quickly and painlessly we remove these wisdom teeth!


What To Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal

The wisdom tooth removal process at Kedron Family Dental typically involves the following steps:


Our dentist will conduct a thorough clinical examination, possibly including X-rays, to assess the position and condition of your wisdom teeth. They will discuss the procedure, potential risks, and answer any questions you may have.


During surgery, you will be administered anaesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. The type of anaesthesia (local, sedation, or general) will depend on the complexity of the extraction and your comfort level.


Our dentist will carefully remove the wisdom teeth. This may involve making an incision in the gum, removing any bone blocking access to the tooth, and dividing the tooth into sections for easier removal.

Stitching and Healing

After the extraction, stitches may be needed to close the incision. These stitches are often dissolvable and will not require removal. We place gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding, and you will be given postoperative care instructions.


You will be monitored as the anaesthesia wears off, and once you are stable, you can arrange for someone to drive you home. The initial recovery period involves resting and following care instructions provided by your dentist.

Postoperative Care

You may experience some swelling and discomfort after the procedure. Pain medication, prescribed or over-the-counter, can help manage any pain. Following the postoperative instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery.

Follow-up Appointment

A follow-up review will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress. If you have any concerns, contact your dentist immediately.

Reach Out to Us

If you have been referred to have your wisdom teeth removed elsewhere and are unable to meet the costs, please feel free to book an appointment with us to find out ALL YOUR OPTIONS with regards to wisdom teeth or to simply get a second opinion.

We’re also preferred providers for BUPA, NIB, CBHS, HCF, Westfund and, meaning your wisdom teeth removal will have minimal out of pocket costs.

We also offer no deposit and interest-free payment plans from as little as $30 per week so you can get out of pain now and pay it off over time!

What our patients say

Google Review

On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

Google Review

I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

Google Review

I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

Google Review

I would definitely recommend Kedron family dental. The staff are first class.
Despite my fears, they definitely were calm and collected. Which helped me be calm too. I really appreciate the work of Dr Pj and assistant Gemma.
First class!! Thank you!!

Google Review

I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

Google Review

Elwynn has been my dentist for many years, and without a doubt is one of the best! Extremely professional and knowledgeable; but where he is really ahead of the rest, is the care and explanation he provides throughout any treatment or examination. Great to have him in the Brisbane area!

Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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