Wisdom teeth that partially emerge create a passageway for bacteria to get trapped in. This can cause gum disease or oral infection.
Wisdom teeth are usually first seen around 18 years of age, but this is extremely variable and can even erupt in your mid 20s or later! Often four wisdom teeth are present. Wisdom teeth can remain under the gums with no significant problems or erupt fully into the mouth without any problems. Sometimes, however, they are unable to erupt properly, and infections can occur. They are also very difficult to keep clean and hence, decay can begin causing pain and abscesses.
The difficulty of wisdom teeth extraction varies and because of how far back they are in the mouth as well as proximity to vital structures such as nerves, these can be quite difficult. It is essential you ensure you dentist has the relevant training and experience to remove these teeth. There are not many general dentists around the Gold Coast who are able to provide this service to patients.
At Coomera Smiles Dental, Dr Raj Jasthi who is a general dentist with many years of experience in the safe removal of wisdom teeth, performs these extractions for our patients. He has performed many wisdom teeth extractions for patients all around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. His services have been called upon by many dental clinics all around Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Costs
You may have seen another dentist and been referred to a specialist for the removal of your wisdom teeth. At Coomera Smiles, we are happy to have a look at your X-Ray and given you a second opinion on the removal of these teeth.
As we perform many of these extractions, safely and painlessly in the chair, while you are awake, we can significantly reduce out of pocket costs to you.
As a rough guide, at Coomera Smiles, costs of all four wisdom teeth extractions is around $1600. This will vary depending on the difficulty of extractions. Generally, the cost of lower wisdom teeth extractions is more than upper wisdom teeth.
Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Recover time can vary but is usually a couple of days. Smokers take longer to heal, and we recommend no smoking for a period of 2-3 days following your surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about wisdom teeth removal, or booking an appointment, call us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wisdom teeth refer to the third set of molars, which are located right at the back of the mouth. These teeth generally erupt during the teenage years or in early adulthood. In many cases, wisdom teeth don’t cause any issues. However, if a wisdom tooth gets stuck under the gum, or does not have enough space to erupt through the gum properly, it can become impacted. When a wisdom tooth becomes impacted, it can cause some serious issues, including pain and discomfort, swelling in the gums and jaw, and infection.
Sometimes, impacted wisdom teeth don’t actually cause any issues and you may not even experience any symptoms. In other cases, however, impacted wisdom teeth become infected, which can cause a considerable amount of pain. Some of the most common symptoms associated with an impacted wisdom tooth include pain and swelling in the jaw; swollen or bleeding gums; bad breath; difficulty opening the mouth; and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend that you come in and see us so that we can recommend a suitable treatment plan.
Every patient is different, but it generally takes a few days to fully recover from the procedure. You will be able to go home after the surgery, but you may feel some discomfort for a few days. You might also notice some swelling and bleeding, which is completely normal. We will let you know how to best manage any discomfort and prescribe you some pain medication. It’s important to note that smokers take longer to heal, and we recommend that you don’t smoke for at least two to three days following your surgery.