Wisdom teeth and related treatments
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through in the jaw development process. Generally, your wisdom teeth start to come through between the ages of 18 and 23, but often there is not enough room in the jaw area for these teeth to fully surface. When this occurs, your wisdom teeth may become stuck between your jawbone and your mouth, which is known as impaction. This can cause wisdom teeth pain that can range from mild to severe, which is when most people begin considering wisdom teeth removal options.
Common symptoms of wisdom teeth painThe most common symptoms indicating that you have impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Reddened or inflamed gum alongside the tooth
- Pus coming from the gum line
- Lymph glands under the jaw being swollen or painful
- Difficulty opening your mouth or swallowing
- General swelling of the mouth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to arrange a consultation by calling us on (03) 9562 5156 to assess the impaction of your wisdom teeth and whether you will need to consider having your wisdom teeth removed.
Options for wisdom teeth removal in Mulgrave
We understand that treatment for wisdom teeth pain and the possibility of wisdom teeth removal can make people feel anxious. Our expert team of dentists at Mulgrave Dental Group have extensive experience and years of rigorous training in general dentistry, including wisdom teeth removal, and they offer safe and gentle procedures with minimal postoperative discomfort.
At Mulgrave Dental Group we offer both sedation and general anesthetic options for wisdom teeth extractions. Our dentists can assist you by providing expert recommendations on the most suitable option for you depending on the severity of your case. Being highly trained in challenging wisdom teeth removal and related surgical procedures means that at Mulgrave Dental Group, you will find a dentist you can trust to help you alleviate wisdom teeth pain.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal
The cost of wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on a number of factors. These include the severity of your impaction, whether you choose sedation or general anesthetic for your procedure, and how many wisdom teeth need to be removed. In some circumstances, wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne under general anesthetic can be covered by Medicare or private health insurance companies, and your dentist can help to advise if your wisdom teeth removal may qualify for such procedures.
If left untreated, wisdom teeth impactions can have lasting negative effects on your teeth later in life. The cost of wisdom teeth removal now can be significantly more affordable compared to the cost of dealing with issues that can arise from choosing not to remove wisdom teeth such as decay and cyst formations which can cause issues in the bone and gum tissue.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding wisdom teeth removal or to make your appointment at Mulgrave Dental Centre. Let our team of expert dental technicians help you to deal with your wisdom teeth pain once and for all.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.