Wisdom Teeth Removal
Like I say when I am teaching dental students,you treat patients like you would your family member…
Treatment discussed in common sense language
So you can easily understand all your treatment options with your wisdom teeth to make the best decision that suits you
You Choose: Dental Clinic or Hospital
We know that everyone is different and that they want their wisdom teeth removed differently so we offer the choice of treatment in the dental chair or under general anaesthetic at the day surgery next door so you can wake up and be done with it.
When you leave our doors you’re not on your own. We keep in contact to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible and are available to you when you need us.
We know its no easy task having treatment but we go above and beyond with welcoming, friendly and occasionally entertaining team to make it the most comfortable and supportive experience for you
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to come through, they can erupt from 16 years old to your early twenties.
How many wisdom teeth do I have?
This varies, some people have no wisdom teeth whereas others can have all four wisdom teeth (sometimes even more)
Why do people get wisdom teeth taken out?
Often the jaw is not of sufficient size to allow wisdom teeth to erupt fully and in alignment useful for chewing and crushing food.
Sometimes wisdom teeth can emerge only partially, allowing an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause infection. Pain, swelling, jaw stiffness and general illness may follow.
Wisdom teeth can sometimes be poorly aligned and damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone or nerves.
You can also develop fluid filled sacs called cysts (in some cases extraction will also be recommended to minimise the potential for cysts to form).These cysts can destroy surrounding teeth, jawbone and nerves, and if untreated a tumour may develop, requiring more complex surgery to remove
Will I be able to go back to work/school the next day?
This will depend on several factors. Some wisdom teeth can be removed more easily than others and so patients will recover more quickly.
Your surgeon will discuss your individual case and give you a clear idea of how much time off work or school would be anticipated.
What can I expect following the extraction?
Your gums and jaw may be sore and there may be some bleeding for a few days. You will be advised you about the specific measures
you should take following the extraction and management of post-procedure pain.
How are wisdom teeth removed (Do I need to be asleep)?
Depending on your particular circumstances, including positioning of your teeth and complexity of your case, your dentist or oral surgeon
will advise whether the extraction is to be performed using a local anaesthetic, or under a general anaesthetic (being asleep).
A wisdom tooth that is fully erupted through the gum can usually be extracted with the same ease as any other tooth. However, where the
tooth is underneath the gums and embedded in the jawbone, an incision in the gum and removal of bone lying over the tooth is required.
Who can remove my wisdom teeth?
All dentists are trained in removal of teeth, however sometimes you may need to be referred to someone who has had specialist training like us who can remove your wisdom teeth for you.