Removing wisdom teeth

Extracting wisdom teeth is often best for your oral health

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt through the gums

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt through the gums

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt through the gums

In the majority of cases, wisdom teeth are extracted because they cause pain and discomfort. These teeth erupt at the back of the mouth after the age of 17. A lucky minority either never have wisdom teeth or their wisdom teeth growth through without problems. But these cases are few and far between.

For the majority of people, there isn’t enough room in their mouth for wisdom teeth—which is one of the reasons why they cause such pain and discomfort. Another reason they cause such pain and discomfort is that they erupt at an angle and become stuck against another tooth—this is known as an impacted wisdom tooth.

Assessing Your Oral Health

Assessing Your Oral Health

When you visit Access Dental Care at one of our 3 locations across Perth, we will take an x-ray to assess your oral health. We will only recommend extracting a wisdom tooth if:

They cannot fully erupt, and are causing an infection. This infection is known as pericoronitis.

Decay is present. Because wisdom teeth are right at the back, it is more difficult to clean them.

Assessing Your Oral Health

Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Issues

1

Pain and
swelling often
accompanied by
fever

2

Inflammation
and redness in
the gums along
the wisdom
tooth

3

Enlarged and
sore lymph
glands beneath
the jaw

4

Trouble in the
opening mouth
to swallow

5

Pus coming out
from the gumline

At Access Dental Care in Perth, we have an amazing team of dentists who can skilfully remove your wisdom teeth. Every dentist has undergone training to handle difficult situations of wisdom teeth removal. If you suffer from dental anxieties, then we offer sleep dentistry to make you feel comfortable. Once under sedation, you will be relaxed and feel comfortable as the dentist performs the procedure on you.

Removing Wisdom Teeth

If we recommend removing your wisdom teeth, there are a few different methods available. Depending on how many teeth need extracting and how difficult the extraction is likely to be, we usually recommend having all wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthetic in the hospital during one of our regular monthly hospital sessions. Alternatively, extraction can occur in the dental chair utilising oral sedation. For very a difficult removal, we may recommend visiting a maxillofacial specialist. It is best to come in for an assessment with the team at Access Dental Care and discuss the best options that suit your individual situation.

Post-extraction you will experience some discomfort. The level of discomfort will vary depending on whether the tooth was impacted or not, and it is not uncommon to experience swelling for a few days. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to ensure the healing process is going smoothly and to remove any stitches.

With regular check-ups at a young age, our team at Access Dental Care in Perth can take x-rays to monitor the development of wisdom teeth. With early detection, your wisdom teeth can be removed before they cause significant problems. While extracting teeth is generally a last resort, this is not the case with wisdom teeth since they serve no real purpose. That is, most people’s jaws are too small to accommodate wisdom teeth, and so your oral health is not adversely affected by their removal.

How Much Would It Cost for Wisdom Tooth Removal in Perth?

How Much Would It Cost for Wisdom Tooth Removal in Perth

How Much Would It Cost for Wisdom Tooth Removal in Perth?

The process to remove the wisdom tooth starts from $250 and $500. However, the actual cost of the process may be different for each patient, depending on the severity of their condition and the type of anaesthesia they choose.

The procedure may also require x-rays and digital pictures of your oral condition, for which we may charge you an affordable fee separately.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Perth

If you would like to know more about wisdom teeth extraction, or to book an appointment at one of our Perth dental practices, please contact us today.

Perth CBD

Bull Creek

East Perth

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Perth CBD

Level 7, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, WA 6000, Australia

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Bull Creek WA 6149, Australia

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Suite 104, 128 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004,  Australia.