The Degree of complexity
Depending on their placement, wisdom teeth removal can either be a straight-forward teeth extraction process or could require bone removal. The complexity of the method can vary because of the differences in the way in which the tooth is submerged, location of the gum tissue and the severity of the infection etc. The cost increases with the level of the complexity involved.
The type of the eruption
It doesn’t take a lot of work to take out a completely erupted tooth. But sometimes the wisdom tooth might be buried deep in an uncompromising position, making it difficult to extract. However, soft tissue extractions where the tooth is covered by gum tissues are still easier than the hard tissue extraction in which the tooth is completely enclosed in the jawbone. And the cost varies accordingly.
In certain cases, the way in which the tooth is angled can greatly affect the cost of the procedure too. Disto-angular or horizontal impactions are costlier to remove than the vertical eruptions, because they have to be sectioned into pieces before the extraction.
The state of the wisdom tooth
The level of damage incurred to the tooth before the surgery plays a part in the wisdom teeth removal cost in Sydney. Removing the chipped or damaged teeth requires special attention and costs more. Thus, Dentists recommend their patients to remove the impacted tooth at the earliest.
The skill of the surgeon
The teeth that are placed very close to the mandibular nerves or any other delicate structures need specialised surgeons. At certain cases where the impaction is severe, the presence of a maxillofocal surgeon are required, which increases the cost significantly.
You will surely be asked to take x-rays and other tests. Your dentist would plan your treatments based on the results. Also, the imaging would help him/her to determine the positioning of your teeth and the internal structures associated with them. These additional expenses are inevitable while removing your wisdom teeth.
After the procedure, make sure that you follow all the wisdom teeth removal recovery tips so that you get your money’s worth. Or else, you would have to face undesirable consequences that would increase the overall cost of the procedure.