Tooth Removal

Secret Harbour Wisdom Tooth Removal

Located in the very back of the mouth, wisdom teeth typically develop in early adulthood. Over time, the human body has evolved in order to adhere to a modern diet and jawline. As such, wisdom teeth are no longer necessary and are more likely to cause issues with overcrowding and jaw pain. 

Developing wisdom teeth are likely to cause an array of serious problems, which may require you to seek out wisdom teeth removal from a trusted dental clinic. Eradicate the pain caused by wisdom teeth with a trip to Secret Harbour Dental. As Secret Harbour’s most trusted dentist, we’ve provided the highest standard of care to our community for over thirteen years.

How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, we recommend reaching out to our friendly team of dentists at Secret Harbour Dental.

  • Overcrowded Teeth: Wisdom Teeth can often push surrounding teeth out of place and, as a result, cause an over-crowded jaw. 
  • Infection: When a wisdom tooth erupts through the gum, it’s common for an infection to arise causing pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. 
  • Cysts: If your wisdom teeth are left ignored, it’s likely you’ll experience cysts in surrounding areas. Untreated cysts can cause various health problems, so we recommend booking in as soon as possible. 
  • Pain in the back of your mouth: Pain in the back of your mouth is the most common symptom experienced by those needing their wisdom teeth removed. Contact Secret Harbour Dental to see how we can help. 
  • Headaches & Earaches: If you’re experiencing pain throughout your jaw, mouth or head, we highly recommend visiting the wisdom tooth removal experts at Secret Harbour Dental. 
Dental chair for Wisdom Tooth Removal at Secret Harbour Dental

Commonly Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover?

This will depend on the type of extraction. If it was a surgical or more involved procedure it may take longer to heal. It’s important you follow the written and texted instructions carefully to allow the best and quickest healing process. Healing times vary between 2-7 days.

Will wisdom teeth removal be covered by my health insurance?

If you have private health insurance, it’s likely that the cost may be partially covered. Wisdom tooth removal typically falls under General Dental, rather than major, however, we always recommend checking with your Health Fund beforehand. If you have any questions, please touch base with our friendly receptionist team.

Is wisdom teeth removal covered by Medicare?

Unfortunately, alike to most dental procedures, wisdom tooth removal is not covered by Medicare. If you’re in need of an alternative payment plan, please view our policies and payment alternatives.

How long will I need to take off work for wisdom teeth removal?

After getting your wisdom teeth removed, we’d highly recommend resting for a minimum of 24 hours. It’s common to experience pain and swelling post removal, which is why we typically encourage taking the week off work.