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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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Understanding Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of molars to emerge in the back of your mouth, typically making their debut during your late teens or early twenties. While some individuals may experience a smooth eruption of wisdom teeth, many face challenges due to the limited space in the jaw.

Post-Extraction Care

After wisdom teeth removal, it’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by our team. This may include guidelines on:

Why Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Wisdom teeth often require extraction due to various issues that can arise:

Impaction

Partial Impaction: Wisdom teeth can partially emerge through the gum line, leaving a flap of gum tissue covering a portion of the tooth. This can create pockets where food particles and bacteria accumulate, leading to infection and gum inflammation.
Full Impaction: In some cases, wisdom teeth remain fully submerged in the jawbone. This can cause discomfort and potential long-term issues.

Misalignment

Wisdom teeth may grow at an angle or in a misaligned position, potentially exerting pressure on adjacent teeth, leading to crowding or shifting.

Pain and Discomfort

Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can cause pain, tenderness, and difficulty in opening your mouth fully. This discomfort can interfere with daily activities, including eating and speaking.

Infection and Cysts

Impacted wisdom teeth can create spaces where bacteria thrive, increasing the risk of infection. In rare cases, cysts or tumours may develop around impacted wisdom teeth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to emerge in the mouth. They often require removal due to issues such as impaction, misalignment, pain, infection, and the potential for long-term oral health problems.

Your dentist will typically recommend wisdom teeth removal based on factors like their position, alignment, and potential for causing problems. Common signs that may indicate the need for removal include pain, swelling, gum inflammation, and difficulty in opening your mouth fully.

Wisdom teeth extraction is typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring that you do not feel pain during the procedure. For patients who experience anxiety or discomfort, sedation options are available to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience.

The procedure begins with a consultation and examination, followed by the administration of local anaesthesia or sedation if needed. The dentist will then carefully extract the wisdom teeth, aiming to minimise discomfort. In some cases, general anaesthesia may be used. Post-operative care instructions will be provided to manage any discomfort during recovery.

The recovery period varies from person to person but typically lasts a few days to a week. During this time, it’s essential to follow post-operative instructions, including managing swelling, eating soft foods, and keeping the extraction sites clean to prevent infection.

Untreated wisdom teeth can lead to various complications, including infection, gum disease, pain, and damage to adjacent teeth. In rare cases, impacted wisdom teeth may develop cysts or tumours. Removal is often recommended to prevent these issues and maintain oral health.

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A Healthier Smile Awaits

Choosing wisdom teeth extraction is a step towards a healthier and more comfortable smile. Don’t let wisdom teeth issues disrupt your life. If you suspect you may need wisdom teeth removal or have been recommended for the procedure, we encourage you to take the initiative for the sake of your oral health.

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