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.
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.
The cost of a wisdom teeth removal surgery in Perth 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. Generally, wisdom teeth removal starts at around $200-$425 per tooth.
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 specialist 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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