About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Ready, Set, Extract! Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Impacted wisdom teeth cannot erupt through the gums, causing them to get stuck in the jawbone or gums. If you’re dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth, you know how much it can affect your normal life. Not only is the pain a problem, but the difficulty of eating and drinking can complicate your daily routine.
In some cases, an impacted wisdom tooth can even lead to infection, swelling, and fever, which may require urgent medical attention. The impacted tooth can also cause damage to adjacent teeth, gums, and jawbone, leading to more complex dental issues in the long run.
Karrinyup Dental Centre offers wisdom teeth extraction in Karrinyup to help you ease the pain and get you back to your life. With years of experience in dentistry, our friendly team of dentists will help you manage your wisdom teeth problem quickly, comfortably, and virtually painlessly. We offer the latest technology in wisdom tooth removal to help you restore your healthy smile and enjoy improved dental health and oral function.
The Wisdom in Wisdom Teeth Removal: How Extraction Can Address Dental Problems Before They Get Worse
The Right Call: Identifying the Candidates
Who Benefit Most from Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Oral health issues
Impacted Wisdom Tooth
Why Choose Karrinyup Dental Centre?
Personalised Treatment Plans
Years of Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
All health funds, Fund My Dental, SuperCare, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, DVA Cardholders, and the Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme are accepted as forms of payment for our patients’ convenience.
By providing a wide range of payment options, we hope to make high-quality dental care available and accessible for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Improved oral health:
Removing wisdom teeth can prevent infected teeth and overcrowding of other teeth, leading to improved oral health.
- Reduced pain and discomfort:
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and swelling, leading to complications such as jaw stiffness, bad breath, and headaches. Extracting wisdom teeth can reduce these symptoms.
- Reduced risk of disease:
Having impacted wisdom teeth can increase the risk of certain conditions, such as gum disease and cavities, due to the hard-to-reach areas in the back of the mouth. Removing the teeth can decrease the risk of these dental diseases.
- Improved facial appearance:
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to the misalignment of other teeth, which can negatively affect facial symmetry and lead to an uneven jawline. Extracting wisdom teeth can enhance your facial appearance and make you more confident.
Wisdom teeth that come in can push other teeth out of alignment and cause overcrowding. Removing them can help restore your bite and make it easier to clean.
- Impacted teeth:
When your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to erupt, they can get stuck in the jawbone or gums and cause severe pain. Removing them can relieve the pain and avoid further complications.
- Cysts or tumours:
Wisdom teeth can lead to the growth of cysts or tumours, so extracting them can help prevent these growths and further damage.
Wisdom teeth that grow at an angle can trap bacteria, causing infection. This infection can spread and affect other teeth, so extraction can help prevent it.
Yes, it is possible to have all your wisdom teeth removed simultaneously. Talking to your dentist to determine the dental treatment that fits your condition is essential.
Removing wisdom teeth is generally considered safe. However, as with any medical procedure, some potential risks and complications should be considered.
This can occur if bacteria enter the surgical site or the area around the teeth does not heal properly.
- Dry socket:
Dry socket occurs when the blood clot in the extraction site fails to form, exposing the underlying bone.
- Damage to neighbouring teeth:
It is possible to chip or damage nearby teeth during removal.
- Nerve damage:
Nerve damage can occur during the extraction, leading to tingling, pain, or numbness in the teeth, lips, tongue, or chin.
Bleeding is a common complication associated with wisdom tooth extraction.
- Jaw pain:
Jaw pain can occur after surgery due to the strain associated with opening the mouth wide and stretching the jaw muscles.
Your dentist at Karrinyup Dental Centre will discuss the potential risks and complications with you during your consultation so you can make an informed decision. They will also take the necessary precautions to minimise these risks.
The cost of a wisdom tooth depends on your oral health condition and any other procedures that may be involved. According to the 2020 national dental fee survey, a simple extraction of all four wisdom teeth using local anaesthesia can cost about $2,322. Wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthesia can range from $1,500 to $3,000 per tooth.
Please book an appointment with Karrinyup Dental Centre, so our experienced team of dentists can give you an accurate estimate of the cost of the dentistry services that you need based on your specific case.
It depends on the level of cover you have. Some health funds include wisdom teeth removal in their basic cover, while others require a higher level of cover to receive benefits for this procedure. It is important to review your health fund policy to determine what is covered and what out-of-pocket expenses you may be responsible for.
At Karrinyup Dental Centre, we can discuss with you the estimated cost of the procedure and help you explore any potential payment options.
It depends on the type of anaesthesia used, your preference, and your dentist’s recommendations. In some cases, local anaesthesia is used to numb the area around the tooth, and you remain awake during the procedure. This allows you to communicate with the dental team and be aware of what is happening during the extraction.
However, in some cases, you may feel more comfortable with general anaesthesia, which will put you to sleep during the procedure. Your dentist will review your medical history and evaluate the complexity of the extraction to help determine the best type of anaesthesia for your case.
- Ask your dentist what type of anaesthesia will be used during the procedure.
- Talk to your dentist about any medications you may need before the procedure.Have someone who can drive you to and from the procedure.
- Follow your dentist’s instructions for what to eat and drink before and after the procedure.
- Prepare for discomfort after the procedure and plan to take it easy for the first few days.
- Ask your dentist about any additional aftercare instructions.