What Problems Can Wisdom Teeth Cause?
For some people, wisdom teeth grow through the gum and break the surface but do not fully erupt like our normal teeth. If this happens, it can cause many problems such as pericoronitis which refers to swollen, irritated or infected gum tissue that surrounds the tooth.
Sometimes, they can also grow in areas where it’s incredibly difficult to clean with a toothbrush or floss and therefore, there’s a higher chance of gum disease, decay or poor oral hygiene.
You can also get food particles stuck in wisdom teeth sockets which heightens the risk of bacteria and infection. If this is the case, then it is extremely important to get your wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible.
Talk to our professionals at Hashtag Dentist today if you’re experiencing any of these issues and we can help you figure out your emergency wisdom teeth removal options.
Wisdom Teeth Surgery Cost Brisbane
The cost of wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic is dependent on each individual case. Our team at Hashtag Dentist will work with you to understand your circumstances and recommend a full wisdom teeth surgery treatment plan that will help you through the process.
There are variables to consider, like the cost of wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic or sedation, the condition of your teeth and the impact on the soft tissue surrounding it during wisdom teeth surgery. You will get a detailed quote for your wisdom teeth surgeryfollowing your initial consultation outlining the fees and there will be no hidden fees or charges.
The team at Hashtag Dental is highly professional and experienced, delivering a meticulous service and aiming to be as non-intrusive and pain-free as possible. We also offer highly competitive rates for wisdom tooth removal so your wallet isn’t hurt either.
If you have private health insurance that can help drastically reduce your out-of-pocket expenses for the cost of wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic, this procedure is one of the most common dental procedures that people claim on their insurance.
As long as you have passed the mandatory waiting period for claims (usually 12 months), have the required dental extras package and have not exhausted your annual limit that you can claim on dental, your insurance can be used to help pay for this procedure.
Hashtag Dental also offers AfterPay for all wisdom tooth extraction services so you can have the procedure done today and pay it off over four monthly instalments.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
At Hashtag Dentist, when our team of professionals decide on whether a tooth needs to be extracted, we will either use local or general anaesthetic. This means that usually, it is completed with you sitting in the dental chair.
However, if you have a much more complex case, we will have to perform oral surgery which is done under general anaesthetic and may not be done in the dental chair. We’ll let you know exactly how your procedure will occur after conducting numerous scans and consultations.
Wisdom Teeth Removal around Brisbane area?
In most cases wisdom tooth extraction is not considered an emergency procedure, even though they may be causing you considerable pain. Hashtag Dental will not make you wait an extended period, booking you in shortly for your surgery after your initial consultation.
There are some occasions where wisdom teeth can be considered a dental emergency that needs to be acted on immediately. Emergency wisdom teeth removal may be required when they are impacted (stuck beneath the gum) and causing you extreme pain. This is not a standard removal procedure and surgical removal will be required. In these cases, we will endeavour to get you into the clinic as soon as possible.
Our team will apply a local anaesthetic or use sedation for patients with extreme anxiety or other issues and carry out the procedure safely and quickly to prevent further damage to your mouth and oral health. If painful wisdom teeth are not attended to by a professional dentist, they can cause a range of issues that can lead to potential dental emergencies including:
Tooth damage: If the wisdom tooth (or teeth) force their way through the gum they can move your other teeth out of alignment and cause them to crack, break or even shatter. This can also impact other orthodontic treatments that you have had, cause gum damage and invite bacteria and infection.
Gum disease: If bacteria gets into the gum it can lead to infections and other gum diseases that will impact your oral health and may result in the loss of teeth. You may also suffer from cysts that form on the gum, around the broken tooth’s crown.
Types of Wisdom Teeth
There are two primary types of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, based on their positioning and eruption:
Impacted Wisdom Teeth:
These are wisdom teeth that do not have enough space to emerge properly in the dental arch. Impacted wisdom teeth may be partially or completely trapped within the jawbone or gum tissue. They often require surgical removal to prevent complications such as pain, infection, or damage to neighboring teeth.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth:
Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include pain, swelling, difficulty opening the mouth, bad breath, jaw pain, headaches, infection, and chewing difficulties.
Erupted Wisdom Teeth:
Erupted wisdom teeth are those that successfully emerge through the gum line and into the oral cavity. However, they may still pose challenges in terms of proper cleaning and maintenance due to their location at the back of the mouth. Some individuals may keep their erupted wisdom teeth without issues, while others may opt for extraction if they cause problems.
The need for wisdom teeth removal often arises when these molars become impacted or cause discomfort, pain, or dental complications. Regular dental check-ups and X-rays can help monitor the development and positioning of wisdom teeth to determine the appropriate course of action.
What to Eat and Avoid After wisdom teeth removal
Eat soft foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, and scrambled eggs.
Avoid hard, spicy, or hot foods, as well as straws, alcohol, and tobacco. Follow your dentist’s instructions for a smooth recovery.