Wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molars”, are as important as other teeth, but apt to problems during their eruption (penetrating the gum tissue). Given that wisdom teeth would be 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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Therefore, wisdom teeth may erupt laterally, only partially, or become caught (impacted), leading to discomfort, infection, and gum line and facial swelling. When any one of these circumstances arise, your dentist may determine that wisdom tooth extraction is a good idea.
Some reasons why wisdom teeth removal necessary?
In a number of people there isn’t enough space behind the jaws for wisdom teeth to completely erupt and become functional. If you find insufficient space for the wisdom tooth to come through, the tooth becomes wedged or “impacted”.
Early wisdom teeth extraction is also recommended for the following reasons:
1.To stop further and more difficult impactions
2.To help reduce the possibility of infection from the partially erupted wisdom tooth
3.To eradicate any foodtraps created by a partially erupted wisdom tooth
4.To circumvent trouble for adjacent teeth
5.To stop occurance of cysts
6.To decrease possible crowding and optimise orthodontic treatment by reducing the effects of pushing and crowding on remaining teeth because wisdom teeth attempt to move forward or erupt.
7.To eliminate or avoid problems like discomfort, swelling and/or infection connected with eruption/partial eruption of wisdom teeth.
The risks associated with extracting a wisdom tooth include, but aren’t limited to:
•Persistent sinus opening
•Lower lip numbness
How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
The cost of wisdom tooth extraction will depend on quite a few factors, including:
•The expertise in the dentist.
•The location of the dentist.
•The type of dental insurance you have.
•The extent of the procedure.
Wisdom teeth removal prices can range in price from $140 to $400 per tooth. This cost range does not include fees associated with X-rays, possible oral surgery necessities, or perhaps 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 in
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