It’s completely understandable that when people are seeking wisdom teeth removal Melbourne that they want to know what the wisdom teeth removal cost will be. Since having your wisdom teeth extracted is a
more difficult dental procedure to perform, it does require greater investment.
Often, wisdom teeth extraction costs can be partly covered by private health insurance but it will depend on the condition of the wisdom teeth as to whether you are covered and also the type of cover you have with
your health insurance provider.
Wisdom teeth removal costs also depend on how many wisdom teeth need to be removed and the condition of your teeth.
About Wisdom Teeth
To understand more about wisdom teeth we can outline the development stages and growth / eruption of
Even before a baby is born, primary teeth start to develop and by the time a baby is born, 10 upper and 10
lower teeth are present beneath the gums.
These are the types of teeth you generally have erupt:
- incisors – these are your front teeth with a thin cutting edge, located in the upper and lower jaws
- canines – these are your pointy teeth on the outer sides of your incisors located in the upper and lower jaws
- premolars – these located between the canines and the molars. There are two per quadrant
- molars – these are located at the back of your mouth. There are two sets of molars you have when growing up and the third set are your wisdom teeth that may or may not erupt and can be found in the upper and lower jaw.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort at the back of your mouth you may be having problems with your wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth don’t have enough room they become impacted which can cause infection or other dental problems. It may then be recommended they are removed to prevent further problems such as
food being trapped, over-crowding of teeth, tooth decay or wisdom tooth development issues.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Explained
As part of your oral assessment, mouth scans may be conducted and the consultation will be a time to answer any questions and discuss wisdom teeth removal.
Since wisdom teeth extraction requires surgery, the process will be explained so you are comfortable with
what will take place while you are either under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. You can expect to
go home the same day but not immediately after surgery.
The process for wisdom tooth extraction will generally involve:
- An incision in the gum tissue so that the surgeon exposes the bone and tooth
- Bone may be removed if it is blocking access to the root of the tooth
- Break the tooth into sections where required for ease of removal
- Remove the wisdom tooth
- Remove debris by cleaning inside the mouth using dental equipment
- Where necessary apply stitches to keep the gum closed to promote healing
- Use Gauze where the tooth has been extracted to control any bleeding and help a the blood to form a clot
- Rest and recovery
You will need time to recover at the dental clinic before going home which will most likely involve a friend,
family member or relative who will ensure you are taken home and you will need to apply the self-care as would have been discussed before your wisdom tooth removal. If further consultation is needed afteryour wisdom tooth has been removed, you will have been booked so you only have to focus on time to heal. The focus is on your comfort and recovery.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms after wisdom tooth extraction we recommend you
- Excess loss of blood
- Loss of feeling or persistent numbness
- Unusual nasal discharge such as blood or pus
- Swelling that has become worse two to three days later
- Severe pain or no pain relief from pain medications
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing (you can always call 000 if it is an emergency)
As highly experienced dentists, we can answer any questions you may have. If you would like any further information on wisdom teeth removal Melbourne or wisdom teeth removal cost then we welcome you to call us (03) 9882 6606