Wisdom Teeth Removal

Another procedure with a bad name, removing wisdom teeth is a standard, common procedure which is done painlessly and takes a short amount of time.

Why wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Evolution is a work in progress, and while some people are lucky enough to be born without wisdom teeth, most people are. The crowding that results can be painful, can result in infection or can damage other teeth which would then need to be removed or fixed. The bottom line is that all the teeth need to be able to live side by side or there will be problems and a wisdom tooth can interrupt the harmony of the teeth.

What is the cost?

The cost of having a simple extraction of a wisdom tooth at Dentistry in Elwood is from $300 per tooth. More complex surgical procedures are referred to a specialist oral surgeon by Dr Peddey.

Will it be painful?

An extraction may be uncomfortable but should not be painful as local anaesthetic is used and if preferred, also oral sedation.

What can I expect after the procedure?

After having wisdom teeth removed you can expect some pain and swelling which can be controlled with anti-inflammatories and antibiotics, some bleeding and some slight loss of function of the mouth for a short period. You will be provided with post-operative care instructions before leaving the surgery.