Wisdom teeth don't always need to be removed, but if your wisdom teeth are causing problems such as an infection, crowding or pushing other teeth out of alignment, we recommend having them examined and possibly extracted.
At EVP Dental, our experienced dentists provide wisdom tooth removal using local anaesthesia or other sedation options such as IV sedation or general anaesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
To find out more about wisdom teeth removal in Perth, call 08 9470 3944 to book an initial consultation with our dentists so we can recommend the best treatment for your needs.
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. It's not always necessary to remove 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:
Wisdom tooth extraction may also be recommended as preparation for orthodontics or jaw surgery.
The removal of wisdom teeth can be completed in the chair at our practice using local anaesthetic, IV sedation or in hospital under general anaesthetic. If you're having a wisdom teeth consultation at EVP Dental, we'll first take an x-ray of your mouth to determine whether extraction is necessary and to help us plan your treatment.
The upper wisdom teeth are generally the easiest to remove, which may not be any more complex than a general extraction. Lower wisdom teeth or teeth that are deeply impacted or hidden underneath the gums can be more difficult to remove. These may require oral surgery.
If your wisdom tooth removal is more complex, or you have dental anxiety, we can offer sedation options such as sleep dentistry to help you feel more calm throughout your treatment.
We recommend that you take it easy for at least a few days after having a wisdom tooth taken out. Try to eat only soft foods and avoid smoking and alcohol while your mouth is recovering.
It's normal for your mouth to feel sore and to bleed for a few days after a wisdom tooth extraction. Pain and swelling may be relieved using over-the-counter medication.
If your mouth continues to bleed after a few days, or you have other unexpected symptoms such as pain around the socket or bad breath, contact our dentists to make an emergency appointment.
If our dentists check your wisdom teeth and are happy with the way they are growing, we may recommend over-the-counter pain medication to help you manage the pain and discomfort and we'll monitor the tooth to check that it comes through normally. We may also prescribe antibiotics to treat an infection if there is one present.
For some over eruptions or partial eruptions of wisdom teeth, we may recommend removing part of the tooth or some of the gum tissue covering the tooth rather than extracting the whole tooth. We'll make sure you know all your options so you can decide what's best for you.
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.
EVP 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, IV sedation 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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