Your wisdom teeth (also known as your third molars) are the last to come through at the back of your mouth. They typically grow through in your late teens/early twenties and the reason they can often cause you issues is due to the lack of room in your mouth, which can cause them to either partially emerge, or emerge at an odd angle (known as impacted wisdom teeth). 

If this happens and you don’t get the necessary treatment, you are likely to experience significant pain and other mouth-related complications. Read on to find out more about our wisdom tooth removal process in Sydney and why the procedure is necessary.  

What are the benefits of removing wisdom teeth?

There are a number of health benefits of having your wisdom teeth removed, not just pain relief. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can cause many issues:

  • Infection and inflammation
  • Molar damage​
  • Cysts
  • Teeth crowding
  • Cavities
  • Sinus issues
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Am I a good candidate for
wisdom teeth removal?

Everybody and every tooth is different, we will need to assess you and go over the risks and limitations of all the options available to you. Once you understand your options you will be able to make the right choice for you. With all surgery, tooth removal is not without its risks and limitations.

If you have questions let us know, as the more you know, the more control you will have over what you want to do. We encourage all our patients to seek a specialist second opinion. We work alongside some of Sydney’s most skilled and caring specialists.

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What is the wisdom teeth removal procedure
at the Dentist at 70 Pitt St in Sydney?

If you choose to have your wisdom tooth removal with us in Sydney, this is what you can expect:

Consultation

During your initial consultation, we will analyse your wisdom teeth for any infection and take an OPG or CBCT scan of your teeth to plan the safest way to remove them for you.

Read and see how we take images of your teeth to assess them with 3D scans.

Procedure

A simple wisdom teeth removal procedure can be done fairly quickly (no longer than 20 minutes), however, if the process is more complicated it may take more time. Extraction is typically carried out under local or general anaesthesia (depending on your preference).

Recovery

The recovery time for wisdom teeth removal will vary and typically depends on the complexity of the procedure. You will likely have swelling and mild discomfort for approximately 3 days after and it’s essential that you avoid eating hard foods and carrying out any physical activity, as this may dislodge the clot in the surgical areas. You should also wait 24 hours until you start eating, after which you can have soft or liquid foods.

How much does wisdom teeth
removal cost in Sydney?

Your wisdom tooth extraction cost in Sydney will vary depending on the number of teeth you’re having removed, how complicated the procedure is and whether or not you have the surgery carried out under IV sedation. However, the starting cost of wisdom teeth removal at The Dentist at 70 Pitt St is as follows:

  • Removal of tooth – $300 – $700 per tooth.
  • IV Sedation – $750 per hour and $250 per 30 minutes afterwards

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required when an appointment is made or is due no later than 2 weeks prior to the appointment.

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New Patient Offer

1st Visit comprehensive Examination,
Check-up, Teeth Cleaning for New Patients

(including Full exam, images, x-rays, clean, polish and fluoride treatment)

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Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dentist

christine fisher-stoess

Christine
Fischer-Stoess

Hygienist

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Dr Catrina Carroll

Dentist

Dr Vinaya Sunkersett

Dr Vinaya Sunkersett

Dentist

Roya Broojerdi

Roya Broojerdi (Faridi)

Dental Hygienist

Dr Yvonne Chow

Dr. Yvonne Chow

Dentist - Sedation

FAQs

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth removal. Sydney residents can contact us
for more information about the procedure, or use the online form above to book an appointment.

Unfortunately in Australia, the cost of having wisdom teeth removed is not routinely covered by Medicare and so there will be an out-of-pocket fee to pay. However, Medicare will cover the cost of the surgery if it’s deemed medically necessary.

Unfortunately, there aren’t usually any warning signs that you need your wisdom teeth removed. Typically the first time you know is when you experience wisdom tooth pain, or if you’ve developed an infection or an abscess.

It all depends on how your tooth is positioned. If we think you need an Oral Surgeon or want one we will refer you to see one.

Yes, it is very safe to have all 4 wisdom teeth removed at the same time, in fact, it’s encouraged if possible. This is because having all your wisdom teeth removed at the same time reduces recovery time, and cuts down on the risk of developing dry sockets and infections.

There is no ‘best age’ to have your wisdom teeth extracted. The preferred age is between 18 and 24, but they can be extracted at any age if they’re causing you issues. It should be noted, however, that a wisdom tooth can be safely extracted after the root has developed to about two-thirds of its full size.

If you are a nervous patient or have an extensive treatment plan, Dr Walsh or Dr Carroll can perform the dental treatment whilst you are under IV Sedation with Dr Briggs or Dr Yvonne Chow.

There are a few steps that you can take to speed up recovery after wisdom teeth surgery:

  • Ice the area that your wisdom teeth were removed from
  • Take all of the prescribed pain medication
  • Keep your mouth clean
  • Eat soft foods as much as possible
  • Get as much rest as you can

The most common complications of removing wisdom teeth are pain, swelling, infection and bleeding. However, all of these complications either eventually resolve by themselves, or can be treated with anti-inflammatories or antibiotics.

During the surgery you will feel no pain as either the area will be numb, or you’ll be under IV sedation. However, you'll likely have swelling and mild pain and discomfort for 3 or so days after surgery.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second
opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information.

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Why choose us for your wisdom
teeth removal in Sydney?

our practice and core values

Dr Walsh and Dr Carroll help the majority of patients to remove unhappy teeth within the practice. 

There are lots of other reasons you should choose to have your treatment with us, but we’ve narrowed it down for you:

  • We offer numbing gel when you get your teeth cleaned
  • We send you a calendar invite so your appointments are in your Work Diary (as well as a reminder the day before)
  • You can choose the flavour of polish and fluoride, not everyone loves mint
  • You can listen to your podcast or tunes when you’re having treatment
  • We have appointments before 9 am and after 5 pm as well as on Saturdays to suit you
  • We’re one of the only dental practices in Sydney with a full-time in-house dental hygienist dedicated to the prevention of tooth and gum disease
  • We aim to be the greenest dentist in Sydney and we have a strong sense of community
  • We have a range of payment options including HICAPS & payment plans
  • You get to take home a new soft toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste at each of your preventative visits

How to book an appointment

Choose which Practitioner you would like to see, as well as select if the appointment is to be with the dentist or a visit with the hygienist to have your teeth cleaned. If you can not find a time that suits you, please call us on 02 9233 3399 and we will accommodate you. 


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