Wisdom Teeth

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Pricing and Payments

The total cost for your procedure varies depending on what type of anaesthetic you
decide to have.

For Local Anaesthetic (normal dental injections)

  1. Surgical fee

For procedure done in the office under Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas)

  1. Surgical fee
  2. Nitrous Oxide fee

For procedures done under a General Anaesthetic (asleep in hospital)

  1. Surgical fee
  2. Hospital fee
  3. Anaesthetic fee
Surgical Fees

An itemised quote will be provided at the time of your consultation with Dr Paton and are based on both the complexity of the procedure and the anticipated time required to complete the surgery. The number and position of wisdom teeth is highly variable (see wisdom teeth gallery images). Surgical fees for procedures under local anaesthetic and local anaesthetic with Nitrous oxide are payable on the day. Surgical fees for procedures done under a general anaesthetic are payable one week in advance.

Unfortunately, for most people there are no Medicare rebates for the removal of wisdom teeth.

Anaesthetic fees

Dr Paton works with several large anaesthetic group practices on the Gold Coast.

The average anaesthetic fee for wisdom teeth is approximately $550-$600. If the procedure is more complex and takes more time then the anaesthetic fee will be higher. There is usually a Medicare rebate available on the anaesthetic fee. If you also have Hospital Cover, as part of your Health Insurance, you may be able to claim a further portion of the fee.

An itemised quote will be provided at the time of your consultation with Dr Paton and are based on both the complexity of the procedure and the anticipated time required to complete the surgery. The number and position of wisdom teeth is highly variable (see wisdom teeth gallery images). Surgical fees for procedures under local anaesthetic and local anaesthetic with Nitrous oxide are payable on the day. Surgical fees for procedures done under a general anaesthetic are payable one week in advance.

Pathology Fees

Where blood tests, swabs or pathology samples need to be sent off to a pathology company there will be a separate fee from the pathology company.

Pharmacy Fees

Prescriptions for pain relieving medication and antibiotics are frequently needed. You will need to take these prescriptions to a pharmacy and pay the pharmacy a fee for these medicines.

Hospital Fees

Theatres fees for day surgery vary considerably from hospital to hospital. Dr Paton, will help you select the most appropriate hospital based on your age, the procedure being performed and whether or not you have private health insurance. If you are uninsured you will need to pay the hospital fee prior to surgery. If you have health insurance then you may need to pay your excess if you have one. Ultimately, you will need to independently confirm with your private health insurer exactly what your individual policy covers as we are not privy to this information.