Having your wisdom teeth out early is essential to reducing long term pain, preventing crowding and infections and reduces the risk of damage to your adjacent teeth and gums.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, erupt at the back of the mouth around the ages of 17 to 21.
Issues often arise when they do not come through completely as a result of their direction or a lack of space (impaction). It is estimated that 90% of all adults have at least one wisdom tooth at that 72% or all wisdom teeth become impacted. Study link
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause the following problems:
Infection and Inflammation of the surrounding gums
Pain and discomfort
Erosion and damage to adjacent molars
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
You will be initially assessed by our experienced dentists and the difficulty of your wisdom teeth will be determined by a full mouth scan.
Based on this scan, you will be given an approximate idea on the difficulty of removal; treatment options; the recovery time along with a full treatment plan including costs.
When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?
This is a very common question we get from patients. As a general rule, and as recommended by the Australian Dental Association, wisdom teeth should be removed before they become a long term problem. While many patients chose to delay treatment until there is pain, significant damage to the adjacent teeth, gums and bone can occur without there being any pain.
As you get older, the roots of the wisdom teeth become longer and thus more difficult to remove. To avoid complications we recommend having an assessment around the age of 16-20.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost Brisbane
The cost of removing your wisdom teeth will depend on their complexity and whether or not you require sedation.
Most of our patients can expect to range between $180 – $530 (item codes 311-324) per wisdom teeth without sedation.
Sedation for Anxious Patients
We understand that having your wisdom teeth out can be worrying procedure, so we offer a number of sedation options at Windsor Dentists. As everyone is different, and every case is different, your dentist will thoroughly discuss the options for sedation if you think you require it.
At Windsor Dentists we offer:
Laughing Gas / Penthrox
Referrals for General Anaesthetics (completely asleep)
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek an opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.