Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, normally affect patients in their late teens and early twenties. Most people would have four wisdom teeth while others  may have less or none at all. If there is insufficient room in the jaw for the wisdom teeth to come through, severe problems can arise sometimes.  X-rays or 3D scans will be required to assess the suitability of treatment in house or extractions under sedation. We may also recommend that patients see a specialist for extraction under General Anaesthetic.

Reason why we need to extract wisdom teeth:

  1. Decay
  2. Gum disease
  3. Infection
  4. Toothache
  5. Food trap
  6. Crowding
  7. Cyst formation
  8. Resorptive cavity

In some cases, we may not be able to offer you wisdom teeth extraction on your emergency appointment. We might gently clean around the infected area of the tooth and advise patients to rinse with salt water regularly to reduce the symptoms. However, be assured that we will definitely assist you along the way to the best treatment outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept all health funds?

We accept all health funds.  Please bring your private health insurance card on the day for payment. We are also preferred providers for Bupa, Medibank and HCF. Patients associated with health funds can take advantage of the rebate which means less money out of your pocket. We also accept the Department of Veterans Affairs and Child dental benefit scheme.

How can I pay?

We accept cash, direct deposit, Visa or Mastercards, american express, EFTOPS.

Do you accept new patients?

We welcome new patients to join our Allenby Gardens Dental family. We look forward to meeting you and looking after you, we’ll also extend our welcome and service to your wider circle of family and friends.

What does my first appointment involve?

Please arrive 10 mins earlier to fill in our new patient medical and dental history form, so that we can gather all the information before discussing with our dentist your chief concerns, which we will aim to address first. If time permits, our dentists will perform a thorough exam of your teeth and take some X-rays to make sure we identify all issues in regards to your oral health. We will then provide you with insights about your teeth and oral hygiene, and if required – discuss possible personalised treatment options with you, providing detailed explanations using visuals from photos and X-rays. We don’t just look after you today but we also plan with you for the next 10 years.

How often should I come in for a check up?

At Allenby Gardens Dental, we recommend our patients to come back twice a year to have a regular check up and clean. This can help us to identify problems early and treat the issue when it is easy to manage. It is also important to maintain the healthiness of your teeth and gum.

At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?

We recommend parents to bring their child in for their first visit when their first tooth has come through. This will allow the kid to get used to the dental environment and enjoy a ride in the chair. Our goal is to establish a comfortable and pleasant experience for the child and establish a good impression from a young age, so that we can help guide them towards looking after their oral hygiene together.