Perth Sleep Dentistry are the experts in wisdom teeth removal in Perth. We are able to offer a full range of sedation options to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We also have the most affordable sleep dentistry options in WA, meaning we can find an option to suit most people!

Below we answer the most common questions people have about having their wisdom teeth removed. However as always if your questions isn’t answered here please contact our friendly staff by clicking below:

What are my options for sedation?

Perth Sleep Dentistry offer several different sedation options. These include: Laughing gas, IV Sedation and general anaesthetic.

Laughing Gas:

Laughing gas is a safe and effective way to help patients reduce their level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. It is delivered through a small mask that is placed over your nose, similar to the image above.

You are completely conscious with laughing gas and therefore you are able to respond to questions or requests. It does however make people feel relaxed and calm throughout the procedure.

Laughing gas is very effective on young kids, however as you are conscious it might not be suitable for very nervous or anxious patients.

IV Sedation (sleep dentistry):

IV Sedation (twilight sedation) is administered in our rooms by Dr Murray Jacobs FRACG. Murray is a GP Anaesthetist, he is credentialed at St John of God Mt Lawley and also at Bentley Hospital.

IV Sedation puts the patient in to a sleep like state. Most patients will have no memory of the procedure, feel as though no time has passed and experience no pain throughout the procedure. It is also especially good for dental anxious or dental phobic patients.

People without hospital cover will also benefit from this type of sedation, as you don’t have the associated hospital costs, and the sedation cost has a medicare benefit.

General Anaesthetic:

The final option is to have the treatment done under a general anaesthetic in hospital.

This option will typically suit those that have private health insurance with hospital cover. It is also great for those who are dental anxious, dental phobic or who have difficult extractions.

If you have hospital cover the hospital and anaesthetist cost is typically mostly covered by the health insurance fund. So therefore this is often a more affordable option.

We also have an arrangement with St John of God Midland which means the hospital and anaesthetist cost is gap free if you have hospital cover. All you then pay is the excess on your policy and the gap on the extractions.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

No, not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed. We only encourage the removal of wisdom teeth where they currently present an issue, or are very likely to in the future.

Often we remove wisdom teeth for the following reasons:

  • There is decay forming on the teeth
  • They have erupted but are trapping food or are difficult to keep clean
  • The wisdom teeth are causing orthodontic issues
  • If your wisdom teeth are impacted under the gum and/or bone and are likely to cause issues. Often in this case they are impacted due to a lack of space for them to erupt

We will never encourage a patient to have a medical procedure that isn’t required and we will always explain the reason for your need to have them removed.

What are the signs and symptoms to look for?

Not everyone who needs their wisdom teeth removed will have the same signs and symptoms. This is because in some cases they are removed for preventative reasons, such as in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.

However those that are experiencing symptoms, these can include:

  • Pain – chronic or acute
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty in opening your mouth

How long is the recovery from surgery?

The recovery largely depends on the individual and the difficulty of the extractions. Many patients will start to feel considerably better after 2 to 3 days, however some people it might be up to 1 week

We always encourage patients to take between 3 to 7 days off work or school. If the extractions are very simple, or it is just a single tooth some people may return to work the following day.

There are things you can do to put yourself in the best position to recover quickly:

  • Although difficult we always encourage patients not to smoke after an extraction for a few days. This hopefully reduces the risk of a dry socket and helps with the healing
  • No alcohol for 48 hours after the extraction
  • Avoid touching or playing with the extraction site

We have put together a comprehensive post-operative care instructions that is attached below:

What is the costs of extracting my wisdom teeth?

We have recently done an article on the cost of having wisdom teeth extracted which you can find by clicking the below button:

We do take pride in offering the most affordable sleep dentistry and wisdom teeth extraction options in Perth. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a quote please feel free to call us on 08 6118 2616

About our staff

Dr Nicole Hocek B.D.Sc (HONS, WA) graduated over 14 years ago with Honours from the University of Western Australia. Since graduated Nicole has spent most of her time refining her surgical skills, as she has a special interest in extractions.

Nicole is credentialed to operate at both St John of God Midland and Kalgoorlie Health Campus (through the WA Department of Health and WA Country Health Service).

Nicole has extracted thousands of wisdom teeth in her career. She receives referrals from other clinics in Perth and also sees patients from country areas of WA.

Contact Us:

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Perth Sleep Dentistry

Call: 08 6118 2616


Map: 2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056

Opening Hours:

Mon: 8am – 5pm

Tue: 8am – 7pm

Wed: 8am – 6pm

Thu: 8am – 5pm

Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 8am – 1pm

Sun: Closed


(08) 6118 2616


2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056 (map)