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Wisdom Teeth Removal Melbourne

Affordable & Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal

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About Melbourne Wisdom Teeth

Melbourne Wisdom Teeth is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne and is easily accessible from all surrounding areas with great public transport access. Dr Wessam Atteya has obtained  a dental degree and has invested time in continued education allowing him to stay up to date with the latest techniques and equipment to continue to deliver the very best dentistry for his patients.

From the moment you walk into our wisdom teeth dental practice you will be greeted by our lovely reception staff in our modern practice. We have invested in the very best equipment and we maintain the very highest level’s of hygiene to keep our patients happy and safe. The vibe in our wisdom teeth practice would be best described as  modern, comfortable and relaxing. With over 100 5 star google reviews we are excited to help you.

Dr. Wessam Atteya and his team of dentists provide a cost effective wisdom teeth removal treatment. With over 20 years of experience in dentistry

Common Signs And Symptoms Of Wisdom Tooth Infection

What Is The Cost For Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Costs for wisdom teeth removal will vary, depending on the complexity of each case; some cases will be straightforward and can be performed in general dentist clinics, while other complicated cases will be more complex and will require an oral surgeon referral.

  • For basic extraction cases, the average cost is between $200-300 per tooth.
  • A complex extraction is $400-$800 per tooth. This is if you need a local anaesthetic in the chair. These situations will require an experienced dentist.
  • If you require “Sleep Dentistry”, a visiting specialist anaesthetist will use IV sedation for you at Pinnacle Dental (no need for hospitalisation). Eligible patients receive a Medicare rebate of up to 40% for Sedation.

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The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

Step 1

Local Anaesthetic

The first step is to put a local anaesthetic around the tooth, or teeth, that are being removed. First this would be a substance placed on the gums, then followed by the injection of the local anaesthetic.
Step 1

Step 2

General Anaesthesia/Sedation

Most of the time, you will be awake during this procedure though there are circumstances where people are put completely under General Anaesthesia. This is between you and your oral surgeon.

If you get a sedative, this will either come in pill form as Valium or an IV drip in your arm.

If you get “put under general anaesthesia”, you will get a mask put over your face to breath in a gas to put you to sleep. While under, your breathing and other vitals are closely monitored.

Step 2

Step 3

Surgery

During the procedure, the dentist/surgeon will cut open your gums and remove any teeth and other debris. They may remove any bone that is blocking the teeth that they are trying to remove. They might also decide to cut the tooth up for easier removal – It all depends on your individual case.
Step 3

Step 4

Stitches

Often stitches are required, in which case the dentist/surgeon will seal up the incision. Otherwise, you will just get gauze to cover the wounds to promote clotting and control the bleeding.
Step 4

Step 5

Final

Depending on the type of sedative used, you may or may not be able to drive yourself home after spending time in recovery. You will be aware of this before your procedure.
Step 5

Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure After-Care

Remember to follow your surgeon’s directions to ensure that you maintain a reasonable recovery time. Taking proper care of your wound after the surgery is important to your recovery. Here are some wisdom tooth pain relief tips for after the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Frequently Asked Questions

  • Wisdom teeth are removed in majority of people because they tend to cause expensive and long-lasting dental problems if left alone.
  • An impacted wisdom tooth is the most common reason for infection, especially when it partially emerges from the gum which lets bacteria into your gums; this is when nasty stuff begins to happen (i.e. infections which can be on/off).
  • This presents a situation where the chance of infection is extremely high – so the tooth (or teeth if you’re really unlucky) must be removed ASAP.
  • These impacted teeth are also likely to suffer from chronic tooth decay, as it is very difficult (painful) to properly brush and maintain them.
  • These impacted teeth are also likely to cause severe problems (decay and gum inflammation) in adjacent teeth, in which case it is not uncommon that those adjacent teeth may also require extraction (if removal of wisdom teeth was delayed).
  • Most often, the dentist will recommend removal before they emerge from the gums, usually after reviewing the X-Rays for the first time. This is important to avoid a more painful and complicated procedure.
  • It’s very common for dentists to recommend having wisdom teeth removed while patients are younger, as it is an easier process since the roots of the tooth have not had the time to set properly (removal can be achieved easily).
  • While most of the unpleasant symptoms go away within the first few days until a week, full recovery can often take up to a few weeks after the surgery.
  • Most of the pain should subside well before then so you can get back to your normal routine.
  • If you feel as though it is taking longer than expected or you experience symptoms like the socket is dry or numbness that lasts longer than you feel like it should. These are both signs of complications of wisdom tooth removal.
  • When the socket is dry, that means that the proper healing did not take place for whatever reason (often because a clot was dislodged), and the surgeon will have to place a medication directly in the socket. This is a very common complication as a result of the surgery.
  • If you experience numbness that does not seem to go away, you could be suffering from a complication called “Paraesthesia” which is a rare complication. This is as a result of the tooth that was extracted being too close to the nerves. When this happens, it means that a nerve group might have been damaged during the surgery.
  • This can be a temporary or a permanent issue – however it’s very rare.
When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars, or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.

Wisdom teeth also can be impacted — they are enclosed within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum.

Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness.

Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease, because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.

Wisdom teeth extraction is a quite common dental procedure across Australia and generally is performed in one of the following ways:

  1. Performed by a general dentist OR an oral surgery specialist as an out-patient service (This is referred to as “in the dental chair”) or;
  2. Performed by a general dentist OR an oral surgery specialist in a hospital (public or private) as a surgical procedure usually involving sedation by a general anaesthetic.
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