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September 22, 2023

Can’t Afford Wisdom Teeth Removal Australia?

Can’t Afford Wisdom Teeth Removal Australia?

We know firsthand that new wisdom teeth can be a painful experience for many late teens and adults. In fact, most adults who develop wisdom teeth will need to have them removed at some point.
Whether you’re a young adult in need of a single wisdom tooth extraction or all four adult wisdom teeth removed, we understand that the costs of adult wisdom teeth removal can be overwhelming or hard to come by.
At Kensington Dental Care, we’re dedicated to ensuring that you receive the exceptional adult dental care that you deserve, which is why we provide Afterpay and DentiCare Payment Plans as a convenient and straightforward means to manage and finance your adult dental treatments. For more information on our adult payment options, visit our website.

Are You Expecting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted Soon?

This procedure entails the extraction of the third molars, commonly referred to as adult wisdom teeth, which typically emerge in your late teens or early twenties.
Having wisdom teeth removed is a meticulous and common adult procedure conducted by an experienced oral surgeon at our adult dental clinic, under either local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia, to prevent potential adult oral health complications, ensuring the preservation of your adult dental health.
We remove wisdom teeth to prevent them from causing overcrowding, misalignment, gum disease and tooth decay. This procedure protects the surrounding teeth and improves overall oral health.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removal

An impacted wisdom tooth is one that is unable to fully erupt in the mouth. This can cause pain, infection, and other problems and may require wisdom tooth extraction. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including:
The jaw is too small to accommodate all the wisdom teeth.
The wisdom teeth are positioned abnormally.
The wisdom teeth are crowded with nearby teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment

Wisdom tooth removal in adults can encompass a range of symptoms as part of the recovery process. After the procedure, patients commonly experience varying degrees of extreme pain and pressure pain around the extraction site, which can be managed with prescribed pain relievers.
Consuming soft foods is recommended to minimise discomfort while chewing, as the area may remain sensitive. It’s not uncommon for the surgical site to remain numb for a few hours post-surgery due to local anesthesia.
However, excessive bleeding should be monitored, and patients are advised to avoid spicy foods, hot foods and beverages, as they can exacerbate bleeding and interfere with the healing process.

Does Health Insurance Cover Wisdom Teeth Removal Costs?

In Australia, it can be difficult to get your wisdom teeth removal covered fully by standard public health insurance plans. The coverage and costs associated with wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on the specific health insurance policy you have and the type of dental procedure required.
We know that wisdom teeth extraction can be a costly procedure, but some private health insurance plans that include dental insurance in your coverage may help to offset wisdom tooth removal costs.
Reviewing your health insurance policy carefully is crucial to understand what is covered, any waiting periods, and any out-of-pocket costs you might incur. Consult your health insurer.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Costs

The cost of wisdom teeth removal in Australia can vary depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the dental procedures, the location of the teeth and the type of general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic used.
In general, wisdom teeth surgery can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars per tooth. It is important to consult your dentist to get an accurate estimate for your individual case.
We are a preferred partner of Bupa and HCF health funds, and we also accept all other health funds, including the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). This means that you may be able to claim a portion of the cost of your wisdom teeth removal through your health fund.

What About Hospital Cover?

Generally, wisdom tooth extractions performed by a dentist in our practice are not covered by hospital cover, regardless of the use of oral and maxillofacial surgeons or general and local anaesthetics.
How Kensington Dental Care Can Help You Cover Wisdom Teeth Removal Costs
Whether you need one wisdom tooth removal or four wisdom teeth that need attention, complex extractions, or general dental treatments, Kensington Dental Care prides itself on believing that everyone who walks through our dental clinic has the opportunity for dental health treatments.

Our Dental Care Payment Plans

Our DentiCare Payment Plans offer an ideal solution for managing the costs of general dental treatments, including the extraction of impacted teeth, especially wisdom teeth, whether you have four teeth that need removal or just one.
These plans are designed to be straightforward, interest-free, and customised to suit your individual requirements. With no credit checks or intricate contracts involved, you can confidently start your plan today, ensuring that you’re on track to achieve the smile you’ve long desired.

Using Afterpay

We are now able to offer Afterpay as a payment option for our services at Kensington Dental Care. With Afterpay, you can buy now and pay later in four interest-free installments over a six-week installment period. Make sure to set up your account prior to your appointment.

Make An Appointment Today

Reach out to our friendly staff today if you have any further questions about wisdom teeth removal procedures and the costs involved.
Book online, call us at (08) 6245 8641 or email [email protected], and we’ll happily answer your questions.

 

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