If you need wisdom teeth removal, then we’re here to help. This common extraction procedure is regularly performed here at Beyond Dental Care, so you can relax knowing you’re in safe and experienced hands. While some people experience no problems with their wisdom teeth, others aren’t so lucky.
When Are Wisdom Tooth Extractions Necessary?
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as the third molars, are the last teeth to come through, usually in our late teens or early twenties. Often, our jaw is too small to accommodate any more teeth and wisdom teeth find themselves jostling for room. As a result, they may come through at odd angles or even get stuck in the gums – when this occurs, they’re referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. Like any teeth, misaligned or trapped wisdom teeth can attract bacteria, causing swelling and infection, and may also impact the surrounding teeth, which is why extraction is recommended.
Wisdom Teeth Removal – What’s Involved
If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, the first step is to attend an initial consultation. Our Dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums, take X-rays and determine whether wisdom tooth extraction is necessary.
Wisdom tooth extraction can either be carried out chairside just like a standard tooth extraction or, in the case of an impacted wisdom tooth, surgical extraction may be required. Your mouth will be numbed with local anaesthesia to ease any discomfort, and nervous patients may also be given dental sedation to help them relax.
Our Dentists will also explain the procedure in full so you know what to expect, and discuss the costs involved. Very complex cases may be referred to a Specialist for wisdom tooth extraction in a Hospital setting under general anaesthetic.
Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need Extracting?
If you’re suffering pain or discomfort from wisdom teeth then wisdom teeth removal at our Dental Clinic may be the solution. There’s no need to suffer – schedule a consultation with our experienced Dentists today.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercar
Just like any surgery, there are a few potential risks to be aware of with wisdom teeth removal, such as numbness and/or stiffness of the jaw. It’s normal to feel a dull ache once the anaesthetic has worn off but in most cases, any discomfort or pain can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers such as Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. If you’re struggling to control the pain, then please contact our Dentists who can prescribe stronger medication or antibiotics if needed.
Every patient is different and unique, but it’s not unusual for patients to experience an element of facial swelling and/or bruising following the removal of their wisdom teeth.
Patients are advised to avoid rinsing their mouth for 12-24 hours, and to switch to a soft food diet for the first few days following their wisdom tooth surgery. It’s essential to preserve the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket as long as possible, as it protects the bone and nerve tissue and also helps your gums heal.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to wisdom teeth removal, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced Dentists at Beyond Dental Care.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practition