Although we have some of the highest rates of dental care in the world, many Australians still avoid having to go and see a dental surgeon because they are afraid. They are afraid of the torture they will face when they sit in the chair. They are afraid of the aftermath of getting their mouth seen by a dental specialist, such as the swollen jaw, aching gums, pain and distorted face. More often than not, it is not the physical pain they are afraid of. Increasingly, more Australians are forgoing a visit to the dental office because of the financial costs. With only half of the Australian population with some form of private dental insurance, there is still an alarmingly large number of Australians that aren’t regularly seeking dental care.
At a time where it seems that the cost of living is increasing to the point that many families are struggling with keeping up with the bare essentials, the reality is, dental care is still seen as a luxury and not a necessity. The truth is, however, dental care is not as cost prohibitive as one would think.
There are many dental service providers that offer cost-effective solutions. If you call around to different dental offices, you should be able to obtain these costs easily enough, from initial consultation costs through to basic services such as wisdom teeth extraction. You can also ask family and friends for recommendations on cheap dental providers as they may be able to direct you to a suitable one.
In addition, if you don’t already have private health care insurance, this may be an option that you may want to consider given that many of private health insurers also provide cover for dental procedures and treatments so that you pay less than what you normally would without cover. There are also private health insurance companies who also provide select dental cover options just for dental consultations, fillings and other dental treatment which can cost as little $2.95 per week and covers 60% of the total dental costs.
So if you’re looking for an affordable oral surgeon in Sydney or cost effective wisdom teeth extraction in Sydney, contact the experienced team at The Wisdom Teeth Professionals on 1800 WIS DOM and book yourself in for a consultation that won’t break the bank!