WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL PERTH

Wisdom teeth are often referred to as the ‘third molars’, and are usually the final teeth to emerge, with some people developing all four, and some others none. Our team at Kelmscott Dental are the experts when it comes to providing wisdom teeth removal treatments for patients in Perth.

Why Might Wisdom Teeth Become Problematic?

As wisdom teeth develop through the course of a couple of years, any complications can be slow in developing, but result in sudden and severe pain. The majority of complications can occur for one of two reasons; that the emerging wisdom teeth become impacted, or only partially erupt.

If you have wisdom teeth pain, it’s best to book a consultation to see if they are growing through properly. You mightn’t need them removed at all. In fact, sometimes all that’s needed is a small incision to help the tooth erupt through the gum. Contact our team today on (08) 9495 7999 or book online.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth develop when there is not enough room for the teeth to emerge, or they emerge at a different angle resulting in them growing into other teeth or the surrounding jaw bone and soft tissue. Not only can this result in pain and discomfort, but if left untreated can also create crowding of the teeth and a misalignment of the jaw.

Partially Erupted Wisdom Teeth

Partially erupted wisdom teeth become problematic as they can leave a small pocket of gum exposed and vulnerable to painful, recurrent infection. Consequently, this may lead to the development of tooth decay and gum disease.

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What Treatment Is Recommended?

The commonly recommended treatment by our dentists for this complication is the extraction of the problematic wisdom teeth. This can usually be completed at our practice under a local anaesthetic. However, for more complicated procedures, treatment can be done under a IV sedation or general anaesthetic at Southbank Day Surgery in South Perth.

During your initial consultation, we can examine your wisdom teeth to determine the extent of the issue and discuss the available treatment options with you.

For more information about wisdom teeth removal, or to arrange a n examination in Perth, contact our experienced team at Kelmscott Dental today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last (third) molars to erupt in the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. There are usually four wisdom teeth, but not everyone gets them. As these teeth are less necessary, dentists may recommend wisdom tooth removal if a tooth becomes impacted or causes problems such as teeth crowding.

What issues can impacted wisdom teeth cause?

Aside from pain from an impaction, wisdom teeth can cause crowding of the teeth which can cause pain or discomfort. When a wisdom tooth is only partially erupted, it can sometimes be difficult to keep clean and increase your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Wisdom teeth can also be problematic if you require orthodontics or are preparing for jaw surgery. It’s common to have them removed beforehand.

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

The cost of wisdom tooth removal in Perth can vary depending on the number of teeth to be extracted and the type of sedation required.

Kelmscott Dental have agreements with two dedicated anaesthetists. This means for patients with private health insurance hospital cover (having served waiting periods and not exceeded yearly limits), the excess cost for the anaesthetist and hospital may be minimal.

For patients without hospital cover, sleep dentistry can also be an affordable cost alternative for wisdom tooth removal and can be administered at our practice or at Southbank Day Surgery. For more information on wisdom teeth removal pricing at our Perth clinic, contact us today.

 


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