Remove impacted wisdom teeth with minimal fuss
As wisdom teeth don’t erupt through your gum until after the rest of the adult teeth have already done so, often there isn’t enough room for them to erupt fully. If your wisdom tooth can only partially erupt, it is impacted and a potential infection risk.
Is your wisdom tooth causing you pain or discomfort, particularly when you bite on it? Your wisdom tooth may be impacted, or require a filling, given that wisdom teeth are just as susceptible to decay as your other teeth. Your dentist will be able to advise you as to whether you need to have your impacted wisdom teeth extracted, or whether there is another problem that is causing you pain.
- Extraction prevents infection
- Prevent future dental problems
- Effective anaesthetic
- Dentists experienced in wisdom tooth removal
- Thorough aftercare advice
Wisdom tooth extraction is particularly requisite in the cases of recurrent pericoronitis, which is when the soft tissues surrounding an impacted tooth are inflamed. In the first instance of wisdom tooth discomfort, your dentist will assess your tooth in order to decide upon treatment. He or she will need to check that there is no relationship between the lower wisdom teeth roots to the interior dental nerve, before extraction can be a possibility.
You may have heard upsetting accounts of wisdom tooth extraction, but please be assured, that we will do everything we can to make it as comfortable as possible for you. Local anaesthetic will be administered prior to treatment to numb the area so you won’t actually feel any pain during the procedure.
Your dentist will advise you as to how to best care for the extraction site following the procedure to keep it clear from infection. Over-the-counter painkillers should keep pain away in the days following the extraction and within 1 to 2 weeks, your gums will be more comfortable. The monotonous pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth will be gone.
Please bear in mind that in severe cases, a patient suffering from lower impacted wisdom teeth, may need an oral surgery referral to the hospital.