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Wisdom Tooth Extraction – Impacted Tooth

Cost of a wisdom tooth extraction (impacted tooth)

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction – Impacted Tooth

Dental

What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and erupt into your jaws. Your wisdom teeth usually erupt in the late teen years, which coincides with passage into adulthood, and is referred to some as the age of wisdom – hence the name wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, the wisdom teeth usually tries to erupt into a jaw that is too small, which causes pain and in some cases, severe discomfort.

An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that is blocked as it is pushing through the gum (erupting). It is quite common for wisdom teeth to be impacted. When an impacted tooth tries to erupt, the flap of the gum on top of it can become infected and swollen, causing a lot of pain. You might even feel pain in the surrounding teeth, or in the ear on that side of your face.

Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, infection, and damage to other teeth and the surrounding gums; and other dental problems such as overcrowding, structural damage to other teeth, and the formation of a cyst.

What happens during a wisdom tooth extraction?

You will have an initial consultation with your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon to discuss the suitability of the procedure, discuss options, and discuss the procedure. An X-ray of your teeth is usually taken to identify the position of your teeth. If you have an infection in the wisdom tooth, you may be given antibiotics and the surgery can only be performed after the infection has healed.

Prior to the procedure, your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon will administer a local anaesthetic to the area. If all of the wisdom teeth are being extracted in the same session, your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon will administer a general anaesthetic instead. If this is the case, your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon will inform you before hand and you will usually need to fast after midnight before the extraction.

During the procedure, your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon will make an incision into your gums and peel the flap back before proceeding to cutting your impacted wisdom tooth into smaller pieces as a clean extraction is generally not possible with impacted wisdom teeth. Once all of the tooth fragments are out, you dentist or maxillofacial surgeon would usually stitch the gums back together.

The procedure usually takes between 1-2 hours. It is common to experience minor discomfort, swelling and soreness, which should subside within 1-2 days. An ice pack can be used on the cheek for the first 24-hours to help with the swelling. You should eat soft foods and not use a straw or smoke for the first few days as this can loosen the blood clot, slowing the healing process. If the blood clot becomes loose and exposes the bone underneath it, it can cause a painful condition known as ‘dry socket’. In this instance, your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon will place an anaesthetic cover on the area until it properly heals. Patients should follow the instructions of the dentist afterwards and should notify the dentist or maxillofacial surgeon if you think you have a dry socket. You are usually able to return to work immediately post-procedure.

How do I find the right dentist?

The best way is to speak to a few dentists, look up their reviews and find out which dentist you are most comfortable with. At Holiday Health, we can connect you to reputable and reliable dentists. We strongly suggest you take into consideration that the dentist you choose:

  • is reputable and trustworthy;
  • has a proven track record;
  • is registered with or accredited by their local government or the governing medical body or association;
  • has never been disqualified from practising anywhere in the world;
  • has never been found guilty of endangering a patient’s life; and
  • has never been found guilty of malpractice.

You should also include any preferences you might have. For example, you might be more comfortable with a female dentist, or someone who has more experience.

 

Important 

Before your procedure, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you would like to achieve with your dental professional. Communication is vital in reaching your goals. Ensure you communicate your vision clearly to your dental professional and re-confirm the intended procedure to ensure there is no miscommunication. Your dental professional will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure, and what long-term benefits and side-effects you may experience. Every patient is different, and your dentist will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that is right for you.

Your dental professional will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and which vitamins and medications should be taken or avoided.

Please note. The information found on this website is purely for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for its exactness or for its accuracy for your specific situation and/or for your specific procedure. The information provided is not a substitute for advice from your dentist as it may not contain all the known facts, risks and side effects of this procedure. Please consult with your dentist about your personal circumstances and about your personal procedure / treatment plan. We take no responsibility for any misinformation, inaccuracies, or for any loss or damage suffered by you in relation to the services we provide to you, or the information provided on our website.

Healthcare providers

Acibadem Adana Hospital Adana, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The radiation oncology department operates as a benchmark center for the Adana and Çukurova
  • 3km from Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Acibadem Ankara Hospital Ankara, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and technology
  • 43km from Esenboğa International Airport
Acibadem Atakent University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has a strong focus on cardiology, nuclear medicine, and oncology
  • 11km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bakırköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has highly experienced staff in general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, pediatric cardiology, and brain surgery
  • 8km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bodrum Hospital Bodrum, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Experienced cardiology team
  • 44km from Milas-Bodrum Airport
Acibadem Bursa Hospital Bursa, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • One of the most advanced Oncology and Radiotherapy Center in Bursa, Turkey
  • 129km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Eskişehir Hospital Eskişehir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Strong focus on cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics and pediatrics
  • 119km from Zafer Airport
Acibadem Fulya Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in sports medicine, orthopaedics, physical therapy and traumatology
  • 22km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem International Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A world-class leading hospital renowned with foreign patients
  • 7km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kadıköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in IVF and risky pregnancies
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kayseri Hospital Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The Cancer reference center for the Central Anatolian Region in Turkey
  • 6km from Erkilet International Airport
Acibadem Kocaeli Hospital Izmit, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for childbirth in the Kocaeli and Gebze region of Turkey
  • 69km from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Acibadem Kozyatağı Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in neurological science and oncology
  • 32km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for cancer treatment
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Taksim Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Fully fledged hospital serving in all branches of medicine
  • 20km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Bangkok International Dental Center Bangkok, Thailand

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  • The first JCI accredited dental center in Thailand
  • Prides itself on a very high standard of patient care and dental services
  • 24km from Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Dentim Clinic Katowice, Poland

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  • Over 8,000 patients have trusted Dentim Clinic with their smiles and oral hygiene
  • Offer a lifetime guarantee on dental implants
  • 33km from Katowice International Airport
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Home to the first Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion in Malaysia
  • 10km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Noa Dental Clinic Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • Offers complimentary consultations
  • Prides itself on a very high standard of patient care and dental services
  • 10km from Dubai International Airport
Normah Medical Specialist Centre Kuching, Malaysia

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  • The first private hospital in Borneo to be granted the prestigious JCI accreditation
  • Operates as a not-for-profit organization
  • 16km from Kuching International Airport
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • The hospital has a specialist Cancer Institute, Breast Care Centre, Eye Centre, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Spine and Joint Centre, and Heart Centre
  • 8km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Pantai Hospital Penang Penang, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Has a specialist centre for the treatment of stroke
  • 5km from Penang International Airport
Phuket Smile Signature Phuket, Thailand

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  • Part of the Smile Signature Dental Clinics group
  • One of the pioneers in the dental tourism sector in Thailand
  • 36km from Phuket International Airport
Raffles Hospital Singapore, Singapore

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  • Part of the Raffles Medical Group
  • Practise high standards in patient care
  • 19km from Singapore Changi Airport
Smile Signature Ratchadapisek Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Part of the Smile Signature Dental Clinics group
  • Specializes in full mouth restorations using dental implants
  • 650m from Bangkok’s Ratchadaphisek Train Station
Smile Signature Siam Square Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Part of the Smile Signature Dental Clinics group
  • Their dentists have international training in prestigious medical and dental schools in London and Los Angeles
  • 270m from Bangkok’s National Stadium Train Station

FAQs

The price of a tooth extraction for an impacted tooth varies. With the dental providers we work with, the price starts from AUD$90. 

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Dry socket
  • Nerve damage
  • Sinus exposure
  • Damage to the jaw bone

There may be other potential risks involved when undergoing an impacted wisdom tooth extraction. Please discuss them further with your dentist or maxillofacial surgeon.

An impacted wisdom tooth can lead to an infection called pericoronitis. If untreated, this infection can spread to the throat or into the neck area. Impacted wisdom teeth can also get cavities. An impacted tooth can push on its neighbouring molar, leading to the tooth being moved, experiencing decay or gum disease. It can also change the way your teeth come together. 

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