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Wisdom Teeth Removal Perth Cost

At My Implant Dentist in Perth, our dedicated team specialises in expert wisdom teeth removal services.

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Wisdom teeth removal in Perth

When the third molars (i.e. wisdom teeth) begin to grow, they need enough space to become mature. If there is not enough room to grow, i.e. the area is compacted, the wisdom teeth will become impacted. The impacted wisdom tooth can be very painful and discomforting. This is why you need to have it removed before it causes more painful dental problems.

 

Today around 70% of people don’t have enough room to grow their wisdom teeth, and as a result, they can cause a range of issues such as pain, infection, or even lead to complications like an infected tooth.

 

If you are one of the 70% of people who don’t have enough room in your jaw to grow your wisdom teeth, you should consider having them removed by a special dentist.

 

This article will show you all you need to know about wisdom teeth removal in Perth. This also includes the cost of the treatment and what to expect during the procedure.

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal in Perth?

Wisdom teeth removal in Perth, WA is an invasive dental procedure or oral surgery to remove one or more impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth refer to the third and last set of molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties.

When there is not enough room for the wisdom tooth to grow, it erupts and becomes impacted.

The removal surgery is typically recommended when the wisdom teeth are impacted, meaning they grow at an angle and press against the adjacent teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems like swelling wisdom tooth, pain, crowding, and infection.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost

Dental Procedure Cost
Wisdom Tooth Removal (per tooth) $200*
All 4 Wisdom Teeth Removal $1400

The cost of wisdom teeth removal in Perth starts at around $200 to $425 per tooth and can vary depending on several factors. This includes the number of wisdom teeth being removed, the complexity of the procedure, and the dentist or oral surgeon performing the procedure.

However, the cost can increase significantly if multiple teeth need to be removed or if complicating factors are involved. For example, if sedation is required or a expert oral surgeon is performing the procedure, the cost can range from $800 to $1,500 per tooth.

The consultation cost can be as low as $60, but you will need an x-ray called an OPG to look at your wisdom teeth. This cost about $100 most of the time.

However, if you have a highly complex extraction, you may be asked to get a 3D X-ray of your wisdom teeth. This costs approximately $220, However, the costs may differ slightly for patients with private health insurance.

Does Dental Insurance Cover for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

Most dental insurance or health insurance plans cover the cost of wisdom tooth removal Perth.

When Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It is very important to get problematic wisdom teeth removed  before they cause more severe pain. Don’t wait till the pain becomes unbearable or an emergency to visit a dental clinic.

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What Problems Can Wisdom Teeth Cause?

An impacted wisdom tooth can be very problematic. Asides from the severe pain it causes, it also makes it difficult for a person to chew. Chewing becomes very difficult and the swelling may continue. Other severe problems include:

 

  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth can crowd other teeth and cause them to shift out of place.
  • Infection: If wisdom teeth become impacted (stuck and unable to break through the gums), they can trap food particles and bacteria and lead to infection.
  • Cysts: Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form around impacted wisdom teeth. If left untreated, they can damage nearby bones and teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Steps

  • Local Anaesthesia

    The removal surgery is an invasive procedure. Therefore, a local anaesthetic will be injected into the tooth and surrounding area before the surgery.

    Dentists and surgeons sometimes use sedatives (sleep dentistry) to help patients relax during procedures. In some cases, you will receive an arm injection.

  • Removing the Wisdom Tooth

    A small cut (incision) is made in the gum to access the tooth if it hasn’t come through yet. A tiny bit of the tooth’s supporting bone may also have to be removed.

    Cutting the tooth into smaller pieces may make removing it from the opening easier. If the tooth has projected through the gum, there is less of a need for an incision.

    Before extracting wisdom tooth Perth, your dentist or oral surgeon will need to rock the tooth back and forth to widen the socket in your mouth.

    The length of time it takes to extract the tooth varies. If the procedure is more complicated, it may take longer than 20 minutes to perform.

  • Post Surgery

    Our wisdom teeth dentists use dissolving stitches to close wounds in the gum. The time it takes for the stitches to dissolve depends on your dentist (usually 7 to 14 days).

    You may be asked to bite your jaws together for up to an hour after the extraction to keep pressure on the gauze your dentist has placed over the extraction site. This is done to aid in forming a blood clot in the empty tooth socket. Avoid disturbing blood clots; they are an important part of healing.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

A few days after the procedure, most people are back to their pre-treatment state, but it often takes a few weeks for your gums to heal fully. Following your dental surgeon’s post-surgical instructions is important to ensure your safety and comfort.

Conclusion

While you should remove the impacted wisdom teeth before they even start to cause problems, it is best to discuss it with a highly experienced dentist. Most people are often afraid of what to expect, so they put off getting the impacted tooth out till the pain becomes unbearable.

 

If you are looking for a way to get wisdom teeth removal in Perth, please contact My Implant Dentist. We are delighted to help you. At our dental clinics, we can perform the extraction surgery under local or IV sedation  to ensure the procedure is painless.

Wisdom Teeth removal FAQs

Wisdom teeth removal in Perth starts at around $200-$425 per tooth. However, if multiple teeth are being removed or if there are complicating factors involved, the cost can increase significantly.
In Perth, no free or cheap service takes out wisdom teeth.
The extraction procedure is usually painless because the area will be numb, thanks to the sedatives or anaesthesia.
It can take about one to two weeks to recover from wisdom tooth extraction Perth surgery.
Common risks include infection, nerve damage, and dry socket. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized with proper care.
Alternatives to wisdom teeth removal may include monitoring the teeth for any potential issues or considering less invasive treatment options.
During the procedure, you’ll be given anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable. The dentist or oral surgeon will then carefully remove the wisdom teeth.
It’s recommended to have someone else drive you home after the procedure, as you may feel groggy or disoriented from the anesthesia.
Contact your dentist or oral surgeon if you experience excessive bleeding, severe pain, or signs of infection after the procedure.
After wisdom teeth removal, it’s best to stick to soft foods and avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods until your mouth has fully healed.
It can take about one to two weeks to recover from wisdom tooth extraction Perth surgery.

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