Surgical Experience in Wisdom Teeth Management in Hospital or in the Chair.
General anaesthetic, sleep sedation and in-surgery wisdom teeth removal based on your requirements.
At Smile Solutions in Melbourne your wisdom teeth will be assessed by our oral & maxillofacial surgeons:
Questions Often Asked about Wisdom Teeth
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, which usually happens when you are between 16 and 23 years of age. When there is insufficient gum space for normal eruption, these teeth become “impacted” – that is, they remain below the gum line, or not quite clear of it, because they cannot fully emerge.
Why do they need to be removed?
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause:
- infection of adjacent gum tissue
- dental decay of adjacent teeth
- crowding of front teeth
- (in rare cases) cysts.
When should they be removed?
It is well documented that removal of wisdom teeth in young adults (below the age of 25) is associated with less after-operation pain and swelling than in older adults. Therefore, if it is determined that your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems, your dentist will usually recommend that you have them removed earlier rather than later.
Will I be awake or asleep during the procedure?
This will always be your choice, although recommendations will be made during your consultation appointment and your options will be assessed.
How much will it cost?
At Smile Solutions we will give you an itemised quotation during your consultation appointment. This will include an estimate of hospital and anaesthetic fees if required. You may then wish to contact your health insurance fund to assess your out-of-pocket expenses.
Do I need to see a specialist?
General dentists sometimes extract wisdom teeth, although many now choose to refer these patients to a specialist oral surgeon. If you wish to be anaesthetised for the procedure or your extractions are expected to be more complex, then it is best to be treated by a registered specialist.
Are there any risks?
As with all surgical procedures there are general and specific risks associated with wisdom teeth removal. Your particular risks will be discussed in detail during your consultation with one of Smile Solutions’ clinicians.