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    Has anyone had wisdom teeth removed whilst been here. I went to dentist yesterday and told needed to see a specialist to have 2 wisdom teeth removed. Apparently need to see an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. I have no idea of the cost involved etc and would like to hear from you if ou can advice me of who to see and the cost etc? Any help would be good, Thanks Jon

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    Guest Here at last!

    I am due to have one wisdom tooth removed in September. I have seen Dr Carter on North Terrace in the city. Dr Carter charges $445 to remove the tooth and the anaesthetist's fee is $440 (of which you get back $135 from Medicare).

     

    Not cheap!

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    Thanks for the reply. Are you having your tooth removed in the dentist chair or at hospital?

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    In the dentist chair but the Surgeon recommended an anaesthetist as he may have to dig the tooth out!

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    After the initial consultation did you have to wait long for a date given for the work done and the tooth out? I am in a lot of pain and would like my two wisdom teeth out ASAP

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    Guest lippy

    I had 1 Wisdom and 3 others taken out in February. I opted for the hospital as anaesthetist fees were covered and I really didn't want to be awake! It cost about $1300

     

    Good luck!

     

    PM if you want any further info

     

    Julie

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    I had to wait for the swelling and infection to clear up as the surgeon wouldn't touch it. I think it was around 5 weeks for the appointment. Do you have medication from your dentist?

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    I have some painkillers, but I am quite a nervous patient and the wait makes me more nervous so would rather be booked in quickly as I will panic the longer I wait.

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    I had mine talen out whilst we were still in the UK and looking at the prices i am so glad...had all 4 of mine taken out in one go...

    i dnt envy anyone having theirs taken out, i was fully asleep at my local hospital..thankfully

     

    HG

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    im having a wisdom tooth out thursday and was told the could be $150-$200 but if surgery needed then it will cost more but will be told before hand..will let you know the out come

     

    alex

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    Think I am going to have to have mine out well at least 1 of them. The dentists in the UK were keen to let me keep them but I have a feeling as soon as I go to one over here they will want them out and with all the fillings I have not looking forward to it all.

    Need to get some extra's cover first which we still have not sorted out...

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    Guest The Dimmocks

    I havent got any wisdom teeth, mine dont seem to have developed...... yet

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    I had 1 removed about 4-5 years ago here and all up - initial appointment with the dentist then appointment with the specialist, removal and follow up appointments - I reckon it would have cost me about $400-$500. I didn't have an anaesthetist, it was all done in the dentist chair. I had to wait for a few weeks as I had a massive infection that was so bad I could barely open my mouth (the kids and hubby loved that - no nagging!! lol). The specialist I saw was over in Rose Park ( i think) and I was not overly impressed with him. Let's just say his chairside manner left a lot to be desired.....

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    I had mine talen out whilst we were still in the UK and looking at the prices i am so glad...had all 4 of mine taken out in one go...

    i dnt envy anyone having theirs taken out, i was fully asleep at my local hospital..thankfully

     

    HG

     

    Yeah, I'm with you on that one. I had 2 of mine taken out a number of years ago and it was so cheap compared to Aus prices. I had a surgical extraction done with just the usual numbing injections. Didn't feel anything, just remember my head got pulled about a bit as it was being yanked. I had a bunch of stitches in where they had to cut into the gum but it was fine. Solpadene once I got home, hot water bottle on it and drinking soup for a few days. I'm not at all squeamish about dentists, fillings, teeth removal or anything like that :tongue::eek:

     

    FWIW, anyone with wisdom teeth not really causing massive problems but just taking up room and squishing teeth up, look into having the tooth in front removed instead. I did this and it allowed the wisdom tooth room to move forward and fill the gap. This is what I had done on the top and both the wisdom teeth untouched and they moved forward a bit. The gap where the old teeth were have more or less been filled by the wisdom teeth now. Of course, don't know if this is something dentists in Aus do or would consider but my dentist suggested it, I got a second opinion and they said it would be ok as my wisdom teeth were just needing room to come down more. It was far less painful (and cheaper) having a back tooth out than a wisdom. I guess it really depends how the wisdom teeth grow, if they are impacted and so on. Mine were straightforward and settled in just fine.

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    hi just up date on this thread...had my wisdom tooth taken out tonight and it cost $145 mouth still numb but at least its out now

     

    alex

     

    Did you have it pulled in the dentist chair with just the numbing injection? How I had mine done here in the UK and it was fine.

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    Did you have it pulled in the dentist chair with just the numbing injection? How I had mine done here in the UK and it was fine.

     

    yeah in dentist chair..with injections and it total it took 6 mins then i was on way home

     

    alex

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    Guest loopylisa

    just reminded me i need to book a dentist appt before i fly out. im on a low income certificate so its FREE on the NHS :D gonna make the most of it

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    Think I am going to have to have mine out well at least 1 of them. The dentists in the UK were keen to let me keep them but I have a feeling as soon as I go to one over here they will want them out and with all the fillings I have not looking forward to it all.

    Need to get some extra's cover first which we still have not sorted out...

     

    Actually you may be ok. I have two impacted wisdom teeth but Australian dentist is happy for me to keep them unless one of them gets infected, in which case they'll kill two birds with one stone, and I'd have to get surgeon to take them out.

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    I have been told by 2 dentists and a specialist over here that I need to have some of my wisdom teeth out despite the fact I don't experience any problems or pain with them.

     

    Before we migrated I visited my UK dentist and he told me the Australian dentists were obsessed with taking out wisdom teeth and to seek his advice if I wanted to, if they suggested taking them out. My UK dentist has since retired but I emailed a copy of the xrays to my UK dental surgery and 2 denists looked at them and they said if they are not giving you any problems, leave them alone!!!

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    Guest Nick11

    When I was 19 I was told I really needed my 2 upper wisdom teeth removing. I am now 44 and still have them. Both have fillings and not looking good...but until I am in agony I am not having them out. My dentist is cool with that. Personally I would rather go through labour again rather than having my teeth out.

    My daughter had 2 teeth removed and 2 submerged teeth pulled down. It cost $650 for a day bed at Blackwood hospital alone. We got money off the surgeons fees as it was classed as dental.

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