Getting your wisdom teeth removed is often an unavoidable part of adolescence or young adulthood.
Most of us need to have some or all of our wisdom teeth removed because our jaws don’t grow large enough to fit all our teeth. Because of this the wisdom teeth (far back molars) cannot erupt properly into our mouths and can become impacted.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a range of problems including: damage and decay to neighbouring teeth, pushing your other teeth out of alignment, causing severe gum infections, headaches, jaw aches and earaches.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal can depend on the complexity of the procedure. During your examination, your dentist will be able to assess the nature of your case and will be able to outline the cost of the treatment prior to extraction.
At Aim Dental Group you can undergo in-chair wisdom teeth removal with a full range of anaesthesia options, including sedation (twilight or sleep sedation). By doing the procedure in-chair, you can organise a time that suits your schedule.
Not all Wisdom Teeth extractions need to be done with Sedation Dentistry but if this is an option you choose, we always use a qualified IV anaesthetist to administer the sedation. The dentist and the dental nurse are 100% focused on the extraction while the anaesthetist monitors your wellbeing throughout the procedure. Local anaesthetic will still be used.
A panoramic x-ray also called an OPG (orthopantomogram), is required for detail examination prior to extraction. This gives more detail than is possible with a standard dental x-ray.