FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions about Wisdom Teeth Surgery | Wisdom Teeth

FAQ’s

At initial consultation

Is Twilight sedation suitable for me?

It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anexiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million people. In a survey by thr British Dentasl Health Foundation, 36% of those who didn’t dentist regularly said that fear was the main reason.

If you are one of those people, dental sedation might be one of the option for you.
Intravenous or IV sedation (also oftem know as twilight sedation) is for people who suffer from dental anxiety and phobia.

  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Very senstive teeth
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Complex dental issues
  • Want to have 1 visit to have everything done

Is it safe to have wisdom teeth out?

Only dentists with extensive experience work with us. With many years of combined experience in the field, we are uncompromising in our commitment to your comfort, care & safety. We perform the surgeries routinely under WORLD-CLASS HOSPITAL GRADE INFECTION CONTROL conditions for your safety.

Do I need have a health fund.?

You absolutely don’t need health fund at Wisdom teeth doctors. No health fund needed. We offer best quality services at affordable prices. Medicare offers a part of cover for twilight sedation and we offer lot of payment options so you won’t need to wait in pain for joining health fund. We ‘ve got you covered.

Will my health fund cover any of the cost?

After comprehensive but FREE initial assessment of surgery, we will give a printout a detailed and itemised quote with item numbers (311, 311m, 322,324) etc which vary from patient to patient. You are welcome to use the practice phone to call your health fund to find out the exact out of pocket costs.

Which payment options are available to me

Our Payment Plans – AFTERPAY & ZIPMONEY -are a safe and convenient way to pay for your procedure over time with flexible, interest-free payment plans The process is entirely digital and gives you the opportunity to pay for your dental cost with a flexible payment plans. Contact us for detailed terms and conditions.

How long do I need off work/school after I have my wisdom teeth out?

Most people recover well within a short period of time. You are provided with a 4 day certificate where required. You shouldn’t need anymore time off than four days but if you do we can see you for a short review appointment (at no charge) and arrange another certificate if it is felt that it is needed. Earlier the wisdom teeth are treated, quicker is the recovery.

On the day of surgery

Before intravenous sedation or twilight anesthesia sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • If an antibiotic has been prescribed, take the first dose 6 hours  prior to surgery.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking a week or two prior to the day of surgery if possible. This will reduce your risk for a dry socket
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operae any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with treating dentists prior to your surgical date for instructions

Is it safe to have wisdom teeth out?

Only dentists with extensive experience work with us. With many years of combined experience in the field, we are uncompromising in our commitment to your comfort, care & safety. We perform the surgeries routinely under WORLD-CLASS HOSPITAL GRADE INFECTION CONTROL conditions for your safety.

Do I need have a health fund.?

You absolutely don’t need health fund at Wisdom teeth doctors. No health fund needed. We offer best quality services at affordable prices. Medicare offers a part of cover for twilight sedation and we offer lot of payment options so you won’t need to wait in pain for joining health fund. We ‘ve got you covered.

Will my health fund cover any of the cost?

After comprehensive but FREE initial assessment of surgery, we will give a printout a detailed and itemised quote with item numbers (311, 311m, 322,324) etc which vary from patient to patient. You are welcome to use the practice phone to call your health fund to find out the exact out of pocket costs.

Which payment options are available to me

Our Payment Plans – AFTERPAY & ZIPMONEY -are a safe and convenient way to pay for your procedure over time with flexible, interest-free payment plans The process is entirely digital and gives you the opportunity to pay for your dental cost with a flexible payment plans. Contact us for detailed terms and conditions.

How long do I need off work/school after I have my wisdom teeth out?

Most people recover well within a short period of time. You are provided with a 4 day certificate where required. You shouldn’t need anymore time off than four days but if you do we can see you for a short review appointment (at no charge) and arrange another certificate if it is felt that it is needed. Earlier the wisdom teeth are treated, quicker is the recovery.

After The surgery

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY

Initial recovery from extractions take 3-5 days. It is normal to have painful mouth and jaw rigidity, especially when anesthesia is wearing off. And it is normal to expected swelling on socket and cheeks during the first twenty-four hours after extraction.

What can I eat after the surgery

It is recommended to eat wisdom teeth diet which is soft foods such as yogurt, soup, ice creams on the day and mashed potatos and very soft seadless diet can be added in the following day of extraction, and then solid food is added gradually until the patient is fully recovered

How can I keep good oral hygiene When can I brush my teeth

Gentle warm salt water rises from day 1 after surgery and Continue brushing your teeth and cleaning them with floss, taking into account to keep away from the place of extraction, and good oral hygiene will reduce the chances of infection.

When should you contact the dentist after extraction?

  • Very unlikely but if Bleeding continues for more than six hours of extraction of the tooth.
  • Signs of inflammation, such as fever and chills.
  • Vomiting or nausea 2-3 days after surgery
  • Feeling chest pains
  • Cough and shortness of breath.