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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.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal - Post Extraction Care Guidance
The wisdom tooth extraction will also affect your eating and drinking for at least the first 24 hours after the surgery. It’s best to avoid the pressure of suction to the wound and therefore, it’s imperative to be gentle when eating or rinsing your mouth. You must stick to a soft diet which includes soup or mashed potato to minimise chewing.
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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 requiredwhen 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.
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On the other hand, if your wisdom teeth are trapped inside the jawbone or not visible outside, you may need to get surgical extraction. The surgical procedure can vary due to complexity of placement of the teeth and how the dentist plans to remove them. Therefore, the cost of surgical procedures for wisdom teeth extraction can vary drastically.
This actually depends on the position of your wisdom tooth. If your tooth is not trapped inside your jawbone, our dentists may be able to remove them with a simple extraction. On the other hand, if the tooth isn’t grown out of the jawbone or trapped inside, we will use a surgical procedure to extract the tooth.
During the procedure, we will make an incision in the gum to access the jawbone and may remove a small portion of jawbone above the tooth to access it. The entire procedure will be a painless experience for you as we administer local or general anaesthesia before beginning the procedure.
Since a wisdom tooth is an impacted tooth, it may require more time to heal than a normal tooth. The healing is just about the healing of the gum but the jawbone as well. Most wisdom tooth extraction wounds, including the jawbone, heal in six weeks.
Your general oral health and age are two important factors that decide the duration of the healing of wisdom tooth extraction.
- Rinse the area gently using lukewarm salt water to remove debris stuck on the hole.
- We will also provide you with a syringe to control the flow of water to the wound and clean it without any issues. You can use lukewarm salt water to irrigate the wound and clean the food particles.
- Never touch the wound by your hand to remove the food particles as it can lead to infection.
- Prefer to have soft food during the initial days to help with the healing.
People who smoke or take contraceptive pills may experience the foul taste and bad breath. It can also happen due to your wounds are healing. During the initial days, you may experience bleeding, and that can also lead to stink breath.
If you notice bleeding, try to sip water to freshen your breath. The bad breath can also be an indication of a dry socket, and your dentist may provide you with some over-the-counter painkillers. Some pain medications can dry out your mouth and lead to bad breath. You can manage it by drinking plenty of water.
As per the instructions of your dentist, you may be asked not to brush or floss the area for a few days after the extraction. This can also lead to bad breath. Once your dentist confirms, you can start with gargling and other dental hygienic practices to deal with bad breath.
Depending on the complexity of your wisdom tooth issue, you can get it removed with a simple extraction or surgical extraction. This means that a dentist or dental surgeon can extract your wisdom tooth and help you bring back your oral health.
You can book an appointment with #dentist and drive to our clinic to get a high-quality, painless wisdom tooth extraction.