Wisdom Teeth Removal

 

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth at the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood, and for many individuals, there may not be enough space in the jaw to accommodate these teeth properly.

 

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

The lack of space in the jaw for emerging wisdom teeth can lead to various dental issues such as impaction, crowding, misalignment, pain, and infection.

In some instances, even if the wisdom teeth have erupted straight, it is very difficult for the patients to clean. This can often lead to decay in the wisdom teeth, and sometimes on the molars in front.

The extraction procedure varies depending on the positioning of the wisdom teeth. If a wisdom tooth has fully erupted, the extraction process is similar to that of any other tooth extraction. However, if a wisdom tooth is impacted (meaning it hasn’t fully emerged), a small incision may be made in the gum to access and remove the tooth.

 

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

Initial Consultation and Evaluation

During your initial consultation at Facial Harmony Skin & Dental, our experienced dentists will evaluate your oral health and assess the position of your wisdom teeth using digital X-rays or panoramic images. We will discuss any symptoms or concerns you may have and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan based on your individual needs.

Treatment Planning

If wisdom teeth removal is recommended, we will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. We will explain the procedure in detail, including what to expect before, during, and after the surgery, and answer any questions you may have.

Surgical Extraction

Wisdom teeth removal is typically performed under local anaesthesia to numb the area and minimise discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, sedation or general anaesthesia may be recommended for patients who experience anxiety or require more complex extractions.

During the surgery, our skilled oral surgeon will carefully remove the wisdom teeth using specialised instruments and techniques. Any incisions made will be sutured closed, and gauze may be placed over the extraction sites to control bleeding and promote healing.

 

Post-operative Care

After wisdom teeth removal, it’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by our dental team to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. This may include:

  • Managing Pain and Swelling: Over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses can help alleviate discomfort and reduce swelling in the days following surgery.
  • Soft Diet: Stick to a soft diet of nutritious foods and avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods that may irritate the extraction sites.
  • Oral Hygiene: Gently brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with salt water or prescribed mouthwash to keep the extraction sites clean and free from infection.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Attend follow-up appointments with our dental team to monitor your healing progress and ensure optimal results.

 

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal offers several benefits, including:

  1. Relief from Pain and Discomfort: Removing problematic wisdom teeth can alleviate pain, swelling, and discomfort associated with impaction or infection.
  2. Prevention of Complications: By removing impacted or problematic wisdom teeth, you can reduce the risk of complications such as infection, cysts, or damage to adjacent teeth.
  3. Preservation of Oral Health: Wisdom teeth removal can help maintain the health and integrity of your smile by preventing crowding, misalignment, and other issues that may arise due to the presence of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth.

 

Why Choose Facial Harmony Skin & Dental for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Expertise and Experience

Our dental team at Facial Harmony Skin & Dental has extensive experience in oral surgery, including wisdom teeth removal. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure safe, efficient, and comfortable treatment for our patients.

Comprehensive Care

We understand that undergoing wisdom teeth removal can be a daunting experience, which is why we prioritise your comfort and well-being throughout the process. Our friendly and compassionate staff will guide you through each step of your treatment journey, providing support and reassurance along the way.

 

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If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or other issues related to your wisdom teeth, don’t delay seeking treatment. With expert wisdom teeth removal services at Facial Harmony Skin & Dental, you can alleviate discomfort and protect your oral health. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our wisdom teeth removal services and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.