Wisdom Teeth Removal
We know that wisdom teeth removal can be daunting. At Whitehorse Dental, we provide honest and transparent advice every step of the way. So you will know what to expect when getting your wisdom teeth removed.
Options for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your options for wisdom teeth removal will depend on many individual factors. These can include:
- Which direction your wisdom teeth are growing
- How easy they are for you to clean
- Your age
- Any medical conditions
- Your overall dental health
- Lifestyle factors
The first step is to book in for a comprehensive dental examination to assess your wisdom teeth. If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, you have two options:
In-Chair Wisdom Teeth Removal
In-chair removal of wisdom teeth uses local anaesthetic and is completed in the dental chair. Its main benefit is that it’s significantly cheaper and quicker than using a general anaesthetic.
At Whitehorse Dental, we provide wisdom teeth removal under local anaesthetic with a specialist who’s very experienced with dealing with awake patients. Our wisdom teeth specialist is gentle, quick and places patient comfort as #1 priority. A highly experienced dental surgeon takes on average only 30-40 minutes to remove 4 wisdom teeth. That means you will feel much more comfortable during the procedure and it will take less time for wound healing after the procedure.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal Under General Anaesthetic
Removal of wisdom teeth under general anaesthetic is a great option for complex wisdom teeth situations or if you’re anxious about teeth removal. It is a half-day hospital procedure where you’re put to sleep and, when you wake up, the wisdom teeth removal is all done.
General anaesthetic procedures do increase the costs of wisdom teeth removal, to cover the dental surgeon, hospital bed and the anaesthetist. However, it’s favoured by many as you’ll be asleep for the entire procedure.
Are your wisdom teeth hurting?
If you’re in pain, don’t delay seeing a dentist.