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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed, but if they are causing an infection, crowding or pushing other teeth out of alignment, we recommend having them examined and possibly extracted.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Perth

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Our experienced dentists provide wisdom tooth extraction using local anaesthesia or other sedation options such as sleep dentistry or general anaesthesia to make the tooth removal procedure as comfortable and painless as possible.

To find out more about wisdom teeth removal in Perth, contact the team to book an initial consultation with our dentists so we can recommend the most suitable treatment for your needs.

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What are Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop, usually in the late teens or early 20s, and date back to an early human diet of meat, nuts, roots and leaves.

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It’s not always necessary to extract wisdom teeth unless they pose a risk, while removing them will have little to no impact on your ability to eat normally. Common reasons for wisdom teeth removal are:

 

  • Impaction – when there’s not enough space at the back of the jaw for a wisdom tooth to erupt from the gum properly, it can become trapped, also known as an impacted wisdom tooth, and may push into the neighbouring teeth, which can cause wisom tooth discomfort or pain.
  • Partial eruption – wisdom teeth that only partially erupt can cause a pocket to form in the gum, which may be prone to bacterial infections and subsequently pain, resulting in the need for a wisdom tooth extraction.
  • Over eruption – if a wisdom tooth grows too long, it can damage or irritate the inside of the mouth.
  • Wisdom tooth extraction may also be recommended as preparation for orthodontics or jaw surgery.

Sedation Options

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We take the stress out of wisdom tooth removal by offering a range of sedation options to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the extraction procedure. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history, suitability and the sedation options available for wisdom tooth treatment:

 

  • In-chair under local anaesthesia
  • In-chair under IV(intravenous) sedation
  • In hospital under IV(intravenous) sedation
  • In hospital under general anaesthesia

Wisdom Teeth Removal at Southbank Day Surgery

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Getting your wisdom teeth removed may be more affordable than you think. Depending on your private health cover and the anaesthetist scheduled for your treatment, you could end up paying minimal excess for hospital and anaesthetist costs when you choose to have wisdom tooth extraction treatment in hospital.

If you prefer wisdom teeth removal treatment under IV sedation or general anaesthesia in hospital, please advise us during your consultation so that we can organise your procedure to be provided at Southbank Day Surgery.

Book a Wisdom Tooth Consultation

If wisdom teeth are causing you problems, don’t hesitate to contact our team for an appointment.  To book a wisdom tooth consultation in Kelmscott, please call (08) 9495 7999 or call (08) 9470 3944 for East Victoria Park.

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Frequently asked questions

The cost of having your wisdom teeth removed depends on whether you opt to have them removed in-chair at our Kelmscott or East Victoria Park locations or, whether you remove them under general anaesthetic at Southbank Day Surgery. To find the costs of your wisdom teeth removal, contact us for an initial consultation.

Many wisdom teeth will require some form of surgery to remove. At our practices in East Victoria Park and Kelmscott, we offer several options. If the procedure is straightforward and the patient comfortable, we may be able to extract wisdom teeth by numbing the patient with local anaesthetic in the dental chair. For those that are anxious, we can arrange IV sedation (also called sleep dentistry or twilight sedation) to be administered by a doctor and the procedure can be performed in the dental chair.

We have regular bookings at Southbank Day Surgery in South Perth where we can perform the surgery under general anaesthetic with an anaesthetist. This is often the preferred choice for the patients that we see.

The recovery period for wisdom teeth extraction varies for every patient. Often it can take several days and for more severe cases there can be swelling and discomfort for a week or more. We will discuss the likely recovery period for you prior to your wisdom teeth extraction and provide comprehensive guidance on how to best care for your wounds post-surgery.

Each person’s wisdom teeth can be quite different and can appear in many different positions. It may be that the wisdom teeth are buried so far under the gums that they will never cause an issue. Or it may be that you do have enough room for them, and you are able to keep them clean and do not need to have them removed.

The best way to find out whether wisdom teeth extraction is right for you would be to have a dental examination and full mouth x-ray at one of our clinics in Perth, to check their position. In most cases wisdom teeth may eventually cause issues such as tooth and nerve decay which would then result in a root canal. At Perth Dental Implant Centre, we take a more proactive approach and advise having wisdom teeth removed before they cause an issue, to avoid further treatments, discomfort and pain however, it’s ultimately up to the patient.

As a rough guide, most people need their wisdom teeth removed anywhere between 15 and 25 years of age depending on the development of the teeth. But some people may find that they do not have issues with their wisdom teeth until later in life. We like to remove them before they start causing problems so that we can plan a suitable time for the patient that does not interfere with life events such as exams or work commitments.