If your wisdom tooth is bothering you, it may need to be removed by an expert dentist. The pain can be caused by the molar pressing on the jaw or by insufficient space in the mouth growing crookedly. In the latter case, it is wise to have the tooth extracted. If you are experiencing pain, it is always wise to come by and seek advice from a dentist. At Studentist you can easily make an appointment online. The benefits of Studentist Amsterdam:
Removing a wisdom tooth can be divided into 3 steps: taking photos, removing the tooth and the after-treatment. We will explain the steps for you:
If your wisdom tooth is bothering you, the dentist will first take a photo. He then checks whether the tooth is growing crookedly. If so, the wisdom tooth probably needs to be extracted. If the gums are already inflamed or the wisdom tooth is too deep in the gums, you will be referred to a dental surgeon.
First, you will receive an anesthetic to make the treatment as painless as possible. The dentist will then push the gums aside and make room to remove the tooth. He moves the tooth a little, so that in most cases he can pull your tooth in one go. We then suture the wound and place a gauze pad on it. You have to bite down on this for 30 minutes. Having a wisdom tooth removed takes about 15 minutes.
The anesthetic will last for a while, but take paracetamol an hour before the treatment. A few hours after the treatment, the anesthesia no longer works. Then the pain returns and you can take another painkiller. You should not rinse your mouth on the day of the treatment because the blood in the wound has not yet clotted. You may cool the outside of the cheek to prevent swelling. You are also allowed to drink and brush your teeth.
The rates for removing a wisdom tooth are the same at all dentists in the Netherlands. They have been determined nationally by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). If you are referred to the dental surgeon in the hospital, different rates apply and what you have to pay depends on the deductible of your health insurance.
More information about the rates can be found on our rates page. By regularly going for periodic check-ups, you prevent problems, which means you are less likely to need expensive treatments.
Young people up to the age of 18 are insured under the basic insurance. If you are 18 years or older, you must take out additional insurance if you think you will have to undergo major operations more often. Depending on your policy and health insurer, the removal of a wisdom tooth is fully or partially reimbursed. Ask your health insurer about the reimbursements and conditions.
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