Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Remove your impacted, infected & painful wisdom teeth

Gentle, affordable. We’ll keep you smiling

Cost starts from $300 per tooth

What is wisdom teeth? Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Our last set of molars also known as the third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They tend to erupt around the age range of 17 years to 25 years (when one grows wise nough!), however can either erupt earlier or later depending.

With the arrival of wisdom teeth, our dentition becomes a wholesome set of 32. Well, that sounds great so far! Why do they need to be removed then? Wisdom teeth are considered no longer useful due to human evolution. The humans have started having a shorter jaw size these days as compared to the ancient times. Hence, there is room for 28 teeth only and third molars need to push the bone and gums to make a place for themselves within the jaw. Some succeed in their effort to erupt out whereas some get stuck within the bone or the gum layer. The latter are the troublemakers and are known as impacted teeth. Impacted teeth are a great source of pain and swelling as they get easily infected. In cases like these, wisdom teeth will require removal.

Extraction of the wisdom tooth or teeth is the only solution. Generally, upper wisdom teeth tend to be easier to remove than lower ones, and they are more likely to be impacted.

How will I know that my wisdom teeth need removal?

If you find that your wisdom teeth have erupted and are posing no problem, you can thank your stars and sit in peace. This may not be the same for everyone. Some individuals develop pain and swelling on the gum tissue covering the top of the unerupted wisdom tooth.

You may experience difficulty in opening your mouth and have pain while chewing. You may find that your wisdom tooth is developing dental decay and your brush cannot reach to keep it clean. These are the situations when wisdom teeth removal is recommended.

Your dentist will determine the necessity only after a thorough check-up and X-ray examination.

How is the process of removal? Is there a need for after-care?

The procedure of wisdom teeth removal is pain-free as it is performed under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia (in some rare cases). At Smiles on Chapel we have a dentist who takes special interest in wisdom teeth extractions and performs this procedure day in and day out to ensure the simplest and easiest appointment.

Wisdom teeth are large teeth and hence, the wound created after the extraction may take few days to heal. You can expect minor bleeding, pain or swelling in the first week after extraction. You need to be careful for the first 24 hours after removal. Avoid hot food or beverage and do not spit out forcefully. After the first day, warm saline gargle is highly recommended for faster healing. You need to take the medicines as prescribed by your dentist. You may be put on a course of antibiotics and painkillers to promote quicker healing. Gentle brushing is advised during the healing phase.

What is the cost of wisdom teeth extraction?

Generally the impacted wisdom teeth removal cost depending upon the difficulty of extraction. As a general guide, it approximately starts from $400.00 – $700.00 per tooth. Lower wisdom teeth generally cost more than upper wisdom teeth extractions.

We encourage you to make a consultation appointment with our dentists and bring in any previous X-rays you may have.

The team at Smile on Chapel, Bankstown are experienced at removing wisdom teeth of all levels of difficulty. From extractions that are relatively straight-forward to more difficult impacted wisdom teeth which require surgical extraction.

Call us on 1300 576 453 to book a consultation with one of our friendly dentists to have your wisdom teeth extracted safely.

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