What is the procedure for wisdom teeth removal?
Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anaesthetic in the Dentist’s chair, under intravenous sedation in the dentist’s chair or under general anaesthetic in a hospital.
Procedures under local anaesthetic usually takes place in our Burwood East clinic, and can be performed with or without oral sedatives, nitrous oxide sedation or intravenous sedation. Local anaestheticwill remove any pain sensation.
The alternative option is wisdom teeth removal under general anaesthetic in a private hospital setting. Many people opt for a general anaesthetic so that they can sleep through the procedure and be totally unaware of any part of the experience.
In order for us to make a recommendation on whether you or your child should undergo wisdom teeth removal, a full mouth x-ray (OPG) will be required to assess the position, level of development and likelihood of normal eruption. You will then be able to provide you with appropriate treatment options along with an estimate of associated costs.