Wisdom Teeth FAQ’s
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL FAQ’S
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
You will not have any pain during the procedure as Dr Kelly Tse will ensure you have plenty of anaesthetic. Sleep dentistry is also an option.
Will it be painful afterwards?
A little, if anyone said otherwise, they are lying. Dr Kelly Tse will give you specific medications and instructions tailored to your case. This can include painkillers and antibiotics)
Will I have a swollen face?
Swelling is a very natural way for the body to heal, and most of our patients only have minor swelling which will reduce after about 2-3 days.
When is it best to have your wisdom teeth removed?
Everyone is different, however the younger you are the faster you heal. Many of our patients are in their 20’s or 30’s.
Is it common to have my wisdom teeth out before braces or orthodontic treatment?
Yes, many orthodontists’ may ask that you have your wisdom teeth removed before they start treatment.
What can I eat after my wisdom teeth are removed?
We would always suggest soft foods for the first week. This is to help your gums heal and reduces the risks of food getting trapped and causing infection. Smoothies are a popular choice on the day of your surgery.
Do I need to go to hospital?
No, at Tooth Crusader we have a full surgical suite and a dedicated recovery area if you have chosen the sleep dentistry option.
Do I need a follow up appointment for remove my stitches?
Typically, yes, Dr Kelly Tse like to see all her patients to ensure you are healing and remove any stitches she may have had to place. If you cannot come back for any reason, please let Dr Tse know so she can use dissolvable stitches. There is no charge for any follow up appointment.
Can I claim on my private health insurance?
Yes you can. We accept all 41 health funds here in Australia and also work with a number of international insurance companies.
Typical item codes: 311, 324, 037, 022
What is item code: 311
311 is the item code for a simple extraction of a tooth. We charge $250 for this and most health funds see this as a general dental treatment
What is item code: 324
324 is the item code for a surgical extraction of a tooth. We charge $350 for this and most health funds see this treatment as part of major dental.
Dry Socket, and infection
Dry socket although rare, it does happen. This is typically caused when the blood clot is dislodged from where your tooth was removed. It can be painful, and you could even have a bad taste in your mouth. If you have these symptoms please call us straight away on: 02 8097 1838
Why should I trust Tooth Crusader
A good question, Dr Kelly Tse has built a dental and oral surgery centre in Wolli Creek to ensure all her patients have the best oral care available. Dr Kelly Tse is kind, caring and willing to spend time with you to discuss all your options.
Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral, just call us and we will book you in
What is Dr Kelly Tse’s experience
Dr Kelly Tse started Tooth Crusader in 2015, and had worked in other practices as an associate before that. Dr Kelly Tse also is lectures at University of Notre Dame and teaches other dentists surgical tooth removal.