Painful tooth at the back
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but sometimes, they are misaligned or impacted and require removal. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause pain, swelling, infection or damage the tooth next to them.
What it may need
If you are between 12 and 16 years old, it is most likely the second molar tooth coming through. These are not your wisdom teeth. Come and get checked for free under the Dental Benefits system to ensure there are no other problems.
If you are over 18 years old, it could be your wisdom teeth. Come for consultation (from $68) to assess how difficult the wisdom teeth are to be potentially removed. You will need a panoramic x-ray ($96).
- If the tooth is simple – we can remove it from $220, per tooth.
- If complex – we would refer you to Lloyd Farrar at Katikati Gentle Dental (ph 07-549 3262) for removal with or without intravenous sedation. The cost is $1500-1900, including intravenous sedation, to remove all four wisdom teeth.
- If you have impacted wisdom teeth and Dental Health Insurance, they can be removed at Tauranga OMS on Brown Street for free (ph 07-578 8847)If the tooth is simple – we can remove it from $220, per tooth.