Wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molars”, are as important as other teeth, but apt to issues during their eruption (going through the gum tissue). Given that wisdom teeth would be the last to erupt – usually between the ages of 17 and 21 – there generally is little room left in the mouth.
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For that reason, wisdom teeth may erupt laterally, only partially, or become caught (impacted), ultimately causing discomfort, infection, and gum line and facial swelling. When some of these situations arise, your dentist may determine that wisdom tooth extraction is required.
Exactly why is wisdom teeth removal necessary?
In many people there isn’t enough space in the back of the jaws for wisdom teeth to fully erupt and also be functional. When there’s too little space for the wisdom tooth to come through, the tooth will become wedged or “impacted”.
Early wisdom teeth removal can also be suitable for the following reasons:
1.To avoid additional and more complicated impactions
2.To minimize the chance of infection from the partially erupted wisdom tooth
3.To eradicate any foodtraps developed by a partially erupted wisdom tooth
4.To avoid problems for adjacent teeth
5.To avoid the formation of cysts
6.To minimize possible crowding and optimize orthodontic treatment by minimizing the effects of pushing and crowding on remaining teeth because the wisdom teeth try to move forward or erupt.
7.To remove or reduce problems like discomfort, swelling and/or infection related to 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 depends on 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 can range in price from $140 to $400 per tooth. This cost range doesn’t 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 in
Unity Dental Bulk Bills Medicare for the treatments which we perform under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme. There are NO out-of-pocket expenses or gap payments with respect to Bulk Bill services under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme will be eligible for up to $1,000 in benefits over two calendar years for basic dental treatment (such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions).