Not everyone develops wisdom teeth problems, and some people don’t ever develop wisdom teeth. However, they do cause serious problems for many, which is why dentists recommend that those in their late teens have an x-ray to see the status of their wisdom teeth.
At our Wagga dental clinic, the cost of wisdom teeth removal varies, but prices range between $250 to $500. Additional charges apply for initial consultation and x-rays. Health insurance rebates may apply depending on your health fund, level of cover and years covered.
Please check with your health insurance fund for further details.
At Marketplace Dental, we perform wisdom teeth removal while you are sitting comfortably in the chair. You’ll have plenty of local anaesthetic and a variety of sedation options on hand. You can even have laughing gas to make you more relaxed. After, you’ll be given analgesics to take home so that you remain comfortable while recovering from your procedure.
The cost of wisdom tooth extraction is approximately $250-$500 per tooth, depending on the level of complexity.
Additional charges apply for initial consultation and x-rays. Health insurance rebates may apply.
Please check with your health fund.
Wisdom teeth are our third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early 20s. These days, as our mouths are far smaller than they were in caveman days, we don’t have enough room for our wisdom teeth and for many of us, they can cause crowding, infection or other serious problems. However, some individuals do have room in their mouths for wisdom teeth, and they cause no problems.
It is believed that wisdom teeth were useful for our ancestors long ago who chewed and ripped through far tougher foods that we chew today, such as sticks and reed plants. Consequently, our teeth would grind down or fall out, so our third molars were replacement teeth to carry on the job of heavy chewing for our remaining days.
Your wisdom teeth sit at the back of your mouth, behind your back teeth. Usually, there are two wisdom teeth in the lower jaw (one on each side) and two in the upper jaw.
Yes, wisdom teeth can get infected because they are harder to clean. Food, along with and bacteria can get trapped between the gums and the tooth, with some bacteria causing infection. Sometimes, this infection can spread to other areas of the mouth and head and cause serious problems. Parts of bacteria that lead to a tooth infection include Streptococcus, Peptostreptococcus, Aggregatibacter, Fusobacterium, Actinomyce, Prevotella and Eikenella corrodens.
If your wisdom tooth becomes infected, you should have it removed as soon as possible. In the short-term, you may be given medication such as antibiotics to treat the tooth and dental work to repair the tooth.
Most people don’t have to go to hospital for wisdom teeth removal and can have them safely and success removed in a dentist’s chair under local anaesthetic.
At Marketplace Dental, wisdom teeth removal is not a painful procedure. We perform the procedure in-chair at the clinic, providing plenty of local anaesthetic and sedation options, so you remain completely relaxed and pain-free.
Depending on your level of cover, you may be able to claim a rebate from your health insurance fund. Marketplace Dental is a preferred provider with HCF, BUPA and Medibank Private.
If your dentist has told you that you need your wisdom teeth removed, we suggest you book an appointment as soon as you can. Delaying won’t make the problem go away, and it may make your dental problem worse. As time passes, it may also be harder to remove your wisdom teeth.
Your recovery time will depend on the type of surgery you’ve had. Usually, people recover within three days to a week. However, sometimes it takes more time.
Not everyone has to have their wisdom teeth removed, but for many, they must be removed because we no longer have room in our mouth for our third molars to erupt. If they are not surgically removed, our wisdom teeth can become impacted, causing pain, swelling, serious infection and alignment problems.