Wisdom Teeth Removal

Safe, gentle wisdom tooth extraction in Wagga Wagga

Wisdom teeth removal (Extraction)

Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many people in their late teens or early 20s need to have their wisdom teeth  (aka third molars) removed. Wisdom tooth removal (extraction) helps prevent problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth which can seriously affect your overall dental health.

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.

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

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.

Wisdom teeth problems

If wisdom teeth are left unchecked, they can cause the following serious problems:

  • abscesses or cysts
  • infections
  • teeth crowding (alignment problems)
  • pain and swelling
  • gum disease

Sedation & pain-relief options

At Marketplace Dental, wisdom teeth removal is performed while the patient is sitting comfortably in the chair. We provide plenty of local anaesthetic and have a variety of sedation options on hand. If you like, you can even have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make you fully relaxed and carefree. Afterwards, you will be given analgesics to take home with you so that you remain comfortable while recovering from your procedure.

Wisdom tooth extraction cost

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.

Frequently asked questions

What are wisdom teeth?

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.

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

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.

Why do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

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.

Do I have to go to hospital for wisdom teeth removal?

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.

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

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.

Can I claim my dental health insurance for my wisdom teeth removal?

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.

Marketplace Dental care for patients from the following suburbs and surrounding towns

Wagga Wagga, North Wagga Wagga, East Wagga Wagga, Turvey Park, Ashmont, Kooringal, Glenfield Park, Mount Austin, Tolland, Estella, Boorooma, Gobbagombalin, Lloyd, Springvale, Tatton, Lake Albert, Cartwrights Hill, Bourkelands, Gumly Gumly, San Isidore, Kapooka, Ardlethan, Coolamon, Henty, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, The Rock,  Narrendera , Marinna, Erin Vale, The Gap, Coolamon, Harefield, Downside and Brookdale.

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