What options are available to me to deal with wisdom teeth problems?
This will depend on the nature of the problem. If a wisdom tooth is in a good position but has some tooth decay, it can have a filling placed provided the decay is not too large.
If the tooth has a cyst, the only option is to remove the tooth and any other teeth that have been damaged by the cyst.
If the tooth is impacted and continually getting painful infections the most common solution is to have wisdom tooth removed.
If I want to have my wisdom teeth assessed what should I do?
If you have not had your wisdom teeth assessed to know what is happening with them, simply call our rooms and our friendly staff will arrange a consultation. At this appointment we will discuss what their current condition is, what treatments are available and if wisdom teeth removal in Perth is necessary.
What happens during a wisdom teeth consultation?
During the appointment the mouth is examined to determine what is happening with the wisdom teeth. We also take and OPG x-ray to look at the teeth and their supporting structures to rule out any other pathology that might be present or causing discomfort. Once we have also looked at any medical issues, the dentist will then discuss what treatment options are open to you.
It should be noted that each case of wisdom teeth problems is very different, so there is no one solution to the problem. We do however, let our patients have all the options so they can make an informed decision on how they wish to proceed.
As wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure, an important part of the process is to go through an informed consent with the patient about the possible risks and benefits associated with the surgical extraction of a tooth.
We show our patients x-rays and models to explain these issues and to help make them easier to understand. We also discuss how the procedure might be performed and in what setting, for example, in a hospital or in our surgery and whether you would be asleep or awake.
How much will it cost?
A consultation and digital OPG x-ray is $155 and if you have private health insurance, both items used will receive a rebate that is usually over half of this amount. At the consultation appointment other fees are discussed and a health fund estimate can be provided for you with the correct item numbers. The cost of the wisdom tooth removal process depends on the difficulty of the extractions, and where the process is to take place. Costs can vary from $220 to $350 per tooth to remove a wisdom tooth, but additional costs like anaesthetists and theatre fees are billed separately. If your wisdom teeth removal is scheduled for a general anaesthetic in a day procedure unit and you have private health cover, your out of pocket expenses for the hospital will be your agreed excess.
Are you having a wisdom teeth emergency
Simply call our rooms and we will endeavour to see you on the same day to ensure you are not in pain any longer than possible. Please be aware that this may only be a brief visit to remove the pain and may not involve removal of the wisdom teeth at that time.
For patients of Dr Orb who have had a wisdom tooth removal procedure, our post operative instructions are now available on line for your convenience. Click to download.
Contact the friendly team at MyDentist Applecross for wisdom teeth removal in Perth today!