Wisdom teeth, also referred to as the “third molars”, are as vital as other teeth, but apt to difficulties throughout their eruption (breaking through the gum tissue). Given that wisdom teeth are the last to erupt – usually between the ages of 17 and 21 – there typically is little room left in the mouth.
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As a result, wisdom teeth may erupt laterally, only partially, or become trapped (impacted), resulting in discomfort, infection, and gum line and facial swelling. When any one of these conditions arise, your dentist may ascertain that wisdom tooth extraction is required.
Some reasons why wisdom teeth removal necessary?
In a lot of people there is not enough space in the back of the jaws for wisdom teeth thoroughly erupt and become functional. If you find not enough space for the wisdom tooth to come through, the tooth will become wedged or “impacted”.
Early wisdom teeth extraction is usually appropriate for this particular reasons:
1.To prevent further and more difficult impactions
2.To help reduce the chance of infection from the partially erupted wisdom tooth
3.To eliminate any foodtraps created by a partially erupted wisdom tooth
4.To prevent damage to adjacent teeth
5.To avoid the formation of cysts
6.To help reduce possible crowding and enhance orthodontic treatment by decreasing the consequences of pushing and crowding on remaining teeth because the wisdom teeth attempt to move forward or erupt.
7.To get rid of or avoid problems like discomfort, swelling and/or infection linked to eruption/partial eruption of wisdom teeth.
The risks involved with extracting a wisdom tooth include, but are not limited to:
•Persistent sinus opening
•Lower lip numbness
How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
The cost of wisdom tooth extraction varies according to many different factors, including:
•The experience of the dentist.
•The location of the dentist.
•The type of dental insurance you have.
•The extent of the procedure.
Wisdom teeth removal prices are ranging in price from $140 to $400 per tooth. This cost range does not include fees associated with X-rays, possible oral surgery necessities, or the proximity of the wisdom tooth to surrounding teeth and nerves. Extraction costs for impacted wisdom teeth are higher than for erupted wisdom teeth.NO GAP for Medicare’s CDBS – Children Dental Benefits Scheme when it comes to
Unity Dental Bulk Bills Medicare for those services which we carry out under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme. There are NO out-of-pocket expenses or gap payments for Bulk Bill services under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme will be eligible for up to $1,000 in benefits throughout two calendar years for basic dental treatment (such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions).