Our caring and experienced Perth dental surgeons can safely and gently remove your wisdom teeth – and offer you a range of sedation options to keep you completely comfortable.
If you suspect or have been told that your wisdom teeth (aka third molars) need to be removed, it’s best to act sooner rather than later, before any problems develop. Younger patients’ teeth roots have not fully formed, and their surrounding bone is also softer, making tooth extraction easier with fewer risks of complications and damage to nerves, bones and other teeth.
Why do we need our wisdom teeth removed?
Over the ages, our lifestyles – and jaws – have changed. In caveman days, we had wider jaws to chew on far coarser foods that we eat today. By the time we had reached adulthood, we had worn away our molars allowing space for our wisdom teeth to come through. These days, our jawbones are smaller, and we haven’t ground our adult teeth away.
Today, many young adults (usually between 18 to 25 years) experience problems as their wisdom teeth try to push through their gums. As there is not enough space, the teeth become impacted and certain problems can develop such as:
- teeth crowding & poor alignment
- gum disease
- cysts and abscesses
- pain and swelling
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Wisdom teeth removal cost
To find out the cost of your wisdom teeth removal, you’ll need to come in for an initial consultation where you’ll have an examination and an OPG x-ray.
Then, depending on whether you require a simple extraction (tooth erupted and is above the gum) or a surgical extraction (whereby a flap needs to be raised), the cost can range from $150 to $350.
If you have private dental health insurance, it’s likely you’ll get a portion of this cost back as a rebate. The rebate amount will depend on your level of cover. To determine what this will be, at your initial consultation, we’ll give you a complete treatment plan, including item numbers. We’ll then run your card through our HICAPS machine to determine exactly how much money you’ll get back.
Pain-free removal: sleep & sedation options
There’s no need to worry about pain with wisdom teeth removal. Aria Dental offers an extensive range of sleep or sedation options, ranging from light oral sedatives to relax you, to Twilight (IV) sedation, where you won’t remember your procedure. Speak to one of our caring, gentle dentists at your next appointment about our sedation options.
After wisdom teeth extraction
Following the removal of your wisdom teeth, you will be given oral and verbal post-operative instructions on how to look after the healing site(s). You’ll also be given analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication.
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the recovery time can range from a few days to a couple of weeks. Generally, swelling will reach a maximum after 2-3 days, and then slowly subside.
You may have dissolvable stitches in your mouth, and this will be reviewed at your post-operative review appointment.
Aria Dental, in the Perth CBD, care for patients throughout the Perth metro area, including West Perth, East Perth, Claremont, Dalkeith, North Perth, South Perth, Burswood, Highgate, Leederville, Victoria Park, Subiaco, Shenton Park, Northbridge & surrounding suburbs.
Choose the best dental clinic for your surgery
Aria Dental is a specialist dental clinic. All our dentists are thoroughly trained in current dental practices and also have extensive experience in wisdom teeth assessment and removal.
Your first step
Simply book an appointment at Aria Dental so that our dentist can assess you, which includes taking a full mouth x-ray (OPG) before making an informed decision on the stated wisdom teeth and suggest plans of action.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Aria Dental is registered with all health insurance funds. After your initial consultation, you’ll be given a treatment plan with item numbers. If you’re insured, our receptionist will run your health insurance card through our HICAPS machine so you can see exactly how much will be covered by your fund, and how much will be remaining (the out-of-pocket expense).