Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Randwick

Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to erupt, usually by a person’s mid-teen years or in early adulthood. Unfortunately, many of us lack adequate space for these teeth, which leads to complications that impact the health of the overall mouth.

Our dentists assess individual cases and make recommendation to remove wisdom teeth aiming to prevent problems like:
  • Crowding, due to pressure against adjacent teeth
  • Gum disease and decay in hard-to-clean areas
  • Partial eruption, allowing food and debris to accumulate under the gums
  • A painful jaw joint (TMJ)
  • Swelling and pain in the face or mouth

At Randwick Dental Clinic, we understand that your comfort is a top priority during any dental treatment and especially so for an oral surgery. That’s why our gentle dentists offer a sedation option called conscious inhalation (nitrous oxide/laughing gas.)

Do My Wisdom Teeth Need
To Be Removed?

Prior to extracting wisdom teeth, the patient will need to have a panoramic radiograph (OPG) in order for the dentist to be able to see the position of the wisdom teeth in the jawbone. A consultation is also necessary to get the information needed. We provide each of our patients with information as well as a detailed treatment plan with the extraction fees.

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Price of Wisdom Teeth Extraction

The price for the extraction of a wisdom tooth, depending on its complexity, is usually $550-$690. We offer a sedation option called conscious inhalation (nitrous oxide/laughing gas) at $80/30-40 minutes. If you have a Health Fund, you can contact them and obtain the rebate amount you are entitled to for the wisdom tooth extraction. The health fund usually requires one of the following item numbers in order to provide you with the rebate amount: 311, 314, 322, 323, 324.

We also offer discounts and flexible payment options such as direct health fund rebate using HICAPS, as well as financing through Denticare and Afterpay. Thanks to our clear estimates, you’ll know exactly what fees are involved before you agree to treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to have wisdom teeth removed?

Generally, between the ages of 17 and 25.

How long does bleeding last after?

It is normal for the area to bleed and then clot, generally within a few minutes. It is abnormal if bleeding continues without clot formation, or lasts beyond 8 to 12 hours.

Any profuse bleeding should be attended as an emergency in your local hospital.

How long does it take to heal?

Many people find they can return to work 1-3 days following wisdom teeth removal, but in individual cases it may take 1-2 weeks to fully recover.

Can I drive home after?

It is recommended not drive or operate machinery for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Should I take time off work and for how long?

It is common to take 1-2 days off work, so many people choose to have the wisdom tooth extraction on Friday aiming to go back to work on Monday. Ask your dentist for individual advice.

When can I eat?

For the first 24 to 48 hours, we recommend liquid and soft foods like pasta, mashed potato, soup, yogurt and the like. Nothing ice cold or boiling hot during this time. After that you can incorporate more solid foods.

Can I get all my wisdom teeth removed at once?

How much does it cost per tooth?

If you have a Health Fund, item numbers for the rebate will include: 314, 323, 324.
We also offer discounts and flexible payment options like Denticare and Afterpay.

Depending on the complexity, the price is usually $550-$690.

How long will I be numb?

The numbing can last 2-5 hours.

Longer numbness of the tongue, lower lip, chin, or gum tissue is generally temporary though it may last for a few days or even months. Contact the office if the numbness persists for more than one week.

Are infections common after?

Infections are tooth extractions are rare in healthy patients.

An infection is more likely if the wound develops a dry socket, which leads to infection, pain, and swelling. In case of swelling or pain contact us or go to your local hospital.

How much will it hurt?

The extraction itself is pain free as we use local anaesthetic to numb the area.
Most people have little to no pain after surgery, but a mild discomfort for 3 days or so. The mouth may need a few weeks to completely heal.

Should I get my wisdom teeth removed if I’m not in pain?

Wisdom teeth that erupt and become functional don’t need to be extracted as long as there is no decay or gum disease.

Can I take prescription medications before the removal appointment?

Do not stop any prescription medications (especially for high blood pressure and thyroid) unless it is directed by the dentist or your doctor.

After Your Dental Extraction

To minimise any discomfort and improve your recovery, we recommend a soft diet (such as pudding, yogurt or noodles) and applying a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain. The dentist may also prescribe appropriate medication.

Avoid brushing your extraction site for the first several days. After the first 24 hours post extraction, rinse gently with a warm salt water solution to lift away any food debris and minimize swelling.

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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Wisdom Tooth Extraction Randwick, Coogee, Kensington and Maroubra NSW | (02) 9314 5226