Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sydney
Many people have their wisdom teeth removed for many different reasons. And many people choose the expertise of Dental Lounge for their wisdom teeth removal.
In the heart of the city, you can find our experienced practitioners completing wisdom teeth removal and extractions routinely. In fact, we’ve begun to count how many wisdom teeth we remove. You can find this on the home page of our website.
The amount of wisdom teeth removals performed at the practice, and the attention to detail that Dental Lounge provides to its patients during this procedure, make it a truly unique and trustworthy experience for all patients.
If you’re suffering from discomfort due to your wisdom teeth, we can help get you feeling back to normal in no time at all. If your wisdom teeth are impacted or causing you concerns, don’t wait until it becomes worse!
For detailed information on wisdom teeth removal, see the FAQ section below.
Most people have four wisdom teeth. These develop behind the second molars. If you count from the middle of your front teeth, your wisdom tooth will be the eighth tooth along. Some people may have more than four wisdom teeth, and some lucky individuals may have none at all!
Wisdom teeth get their name because they typically erupt between 17 and 25 years old when a person is more “wise” than when other teeth came through as a child.
In a large proportion of people, there is not enough space in the jaw to allow wisdom teeth to erupt correctly. This means they may not come through the gum completely, or they may come in at angles against the teeth in front or jaw bone (impacted). This can create pockets that trap food and debris and may be difficult to clean and maintain properly. This often leads to gum infections, decay, pain, swelling and damage to other teeth.
More seriously, infections and swelling from wisdom teeth, particularly in the lower jaw can spread to other areas compromising the airway or spreading down into the neck and torso.
Because of this, our dentists may recommend extraction of wisdom teeth when problems occur, or, if there is risk of damage to other teeth before problems occur. Each case is different and while some wisdom teeth can be removed with conventional methods, often minor surgery is required to remove them.
Surgical removal of wisdom teeth refers to the requirement of surgical intervention in order to extract a tooth from it’s surrounding tissue and/or bone. If you experience one or more of the following, surgical wisdom tooth removal may be the best option for your treatment.
– Your wisdom teeth are partially or completely surrounded by bone and/or gums
– Your wisdom teeth are close to important structures such as nerves, blood vessels, sinuses or other teeth
– Your wisdom teeth are weak due to decay or previous treatments and likely to break, leaving fragments of tooth and bone which can become infected
Our dental surgeons and team are highly trained and experienced. At Dental Lounge our rooms are fully equipped to safely and comfortably undertake complex surgical extractions to minimise the risks and complications which may occur.
Wisdom teeth are hard to clean, can damage other teeth and many people do not have room for them.
Upper wisdom teeth are generally easier to remove than lower wisdom teeth, as the bone in the upper jaw is soft. They are adjacent to anatomical landmarks such as the sinus and the maxillary artery. Generally, there are fewer complications with upper wisdom teeth and there may be no need for suture placement.
Lower wisdom teeth can take a little more time to remove when compared with upper wisdom teeth. This is because the bone is denser within this area. A small amount of bone adjacent to the tooth may be removed. This allows the tooth to be easily sectioned into several parts and lifted out from within the mouth.
The removal of upper wisdom teeth ranges from $200 – $500 per tooth depending on the complexity of the case. Or $21.08 per fortnight.
The removal of lower wisdom teeth ranges from $500 – $900 per tooth depending on the complexity of the case. Or $21.08 per fortnight.
The removal of all for wisdom teeth is capped at $2,000. Or $72.19 per fortnight.
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No. At Dental Lounge patients have the option to experience a state of sleep-like dentistry with a range of sedation options to choose from.
We offer a range of sedation options to cater for nervous and anxious patients, which may otherwise dread undergoing wisdom teeth removal.
- Intravenous or twilight sedation
Twilight sedation is a safe and reliable method providing patients with a relaxing and comfortable feeling at any dental appointment. Our anaesthetists administer chair-side sedation making long appointments feel to be over in just a few minutes.
- Happy gas
Happy gas is mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. It is an excellent gas for dental procedures, promoting relaxation and allows our patients to be much more comfortable for dental procedures.
Happy gas is also very short acting. Once the gas has stopped being administered its effects wear off very quickly.
- Oral Sedation
Oral sedation involves taking one or two tablets of valium or a valium-class drug 30 minutes before your appointment. This allows our patients to be much more relaxed and at ease about dental treatment. You can request oral sedation for any of your appointments, provided you do not have any medical condition that would deem you unsuitable.
- Penthrox sedation
Penthrox is also known as the green whistle. It is similar to happy gas but is handheld and allows the patient to control how much they want to inhale. It works great for dental appointments as it can be inhaled before the procedure and during for pain relief and relaxation. It is extremely safe and is suitable for almost all our patients.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.