Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last standing teeth in the mouth and usually they are the last ones to come through.
Dentists may recommend to remove your wisdom teeth for various reasons such as infection, pain, or damage to adjacent teeth.
At Aspley Elite Dental Care we make sure that the whole procedure is pain-free.
How much it cost to remove wisdom teeth
The cost for removing a wisdom tooth is starting from $200 if it is simple extraction.If you have a previous x-ray you can email it to us to get a proper quotation.
Our email is: info@AspleyEliteDental.com.au
If you don’t have an x-ray we may give you a referral to do a panoramic x-ray which is bulk billed by Medicare.
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What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, and the last teeth to appear in your mouth, usually in your late teens or early twenties. They often pose problems such as impactions, deay or pericoronitis (inflammation of the gum covering the tooth), and are therefore in some cases it is recommended to extract wisdom teeth.
When do wisdom teeth need removal?
You may need to have your wisdom teeth remove if:
- They cause frequent pain or infection.
- They are impacted.
- They are crowding other teeth.
What to expect during wisdom tooth removal?
Your dentist may give you one of three types of anesthesia; local anesthesia, sedation anesthesia, or general anesthesia – depending on the complexity of the extraction. In some case gum and bone may need to be cut to get the tooth out. If this is needed, it will be followed by stitching up of the wound so they heal quickly. Absorbable sutures are used, which will dissolve themselves within a couple of days.
Do I have to be knocked out during wisdom tooth removal?
No, not necessarily. Extractions are very common and in the majority of occasion considered small procedure and are usually done under local anesthesia. This means your dentist will only numb part of your mouth where work is needed. The rest of your body will be awake and you will be conscious enough to know what is going on.
What to do after wisdom tooth removal?
- Eat soft foods such like soups, pastas and rice.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Leave the initial gauze pad in for 1 hour.
- Let a clot be formed on the extraction site. This is the first step towards healing of the wound.
- Apply an icepack on the side of your face where the tooth was extracted. This will reduce swelling and redness.
- Take painkillers as prescribed.
- Rest for 24 hours following the procedure and limit activity.
- Elevate the head.
- After 24 hours, rinse with warm saline water.
What Not to do after wisdom tooth removal?
- Do not drink from a straw, or suck on the extraction site, for 24 hours. This can dislodge the clot.
- Do not smoke. It inhibits healing.
- Avoid rinsing.
- Do not spit.
- Do not drink hot liquids.
What if I decide not to have my wisdom tooth removed?
A problematic wisdom tooth that stays in the mouth can cause further dental problems. These include damage to the surrounding teeth, alignment problems, jaw cysts, gum inflammation and sinus issues.
What are dry sockets?
Once your tooth is removed, it leave a hole in the bone where the tooth was placed. A clot usually forms here to protect the bone and nerves underneath. If this clot dislodges, the bone and nerves are exposed to air, fluids, and food. This causes an infection which is called a dry socket.