Lumino The Dentists

Lumino the Dentists

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Wisdom Teeth

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Why do People Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Most people have four wisdom teeth, two in the upper and two in the lower jaw. It is not uncommon for these teeth to become impacted. An impacted tooth is one which has not grown through the gum into the mouth or has grown only part way through, and is in an abnormal position. This is an unhealthy situation and the tooth should be removed to prevent problems with erosion, cysts, infection or crowding.
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Problems that can arise with impacted wisdom teeth

  • Infection may develop in the gum flap overlaying the tooth, or decay may develop in the tooth
  • Impacted teeth may damage the teeth beside them
  • Wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean, making them prone to decay and infection
  • Should the tooth fail to erupt, a cyst may form and, by gradual enlargement, endanger the health of the nearby bone and teeth
These problems can be prevented by the timely surgical removal of the teeth.

How are My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

A cut is made in the gum to expose the whole tooth. Some of the surrounding bone may need to be removed, and sometimes the tooth may be divided into pieces to assist in its removal. The area from which it has been removed is cleansed, and stitched to restore the normal contour of the gum and to help keep food out of the socket. The stitches used may dissolve or may require removal at a later date.

Will I feel pain during the operation?
The dentist will assess the difficulty of extracting the wisdom tooth and discuss your options. A wisdom tooth can be removed with a simple local anaesthetic to numb the area, so no pain is felt during the procedure. We can also offer sedation to help you feel more relaxed during the surgery or ensure you have limited memory of the procedure. If general anaesthetic is required, then this is done by a specialist in a hospital.

How will I feel after the operation?
After the operation, you may have pain and swelling which may last up to one week. A painkiller will be prescribed to help you with the pain. The swelling will make it difficult for you to open your mouth wide, and you will need to eat soft foods that don’t require a lot of chewing.

Are there any risks with this surgery?
Yes, as there are with all operations.
Firstly, you could develop an infection in the wound. This delays healing and can cause pain. To help prevent this, you will be given care instructions and sometimes an antibiotic to take during the healing period. 
Secondly, there are two nerves that run close to the wisdom teeth. If they are damaged, they cause a tingling or numbness of the chin, tongue or lip on the side worked on. This numbness usually subsides over a few months. Sometimes damage can occur to the adjacent teeth and fillings during the surgery. Your clinician will advise you of the degree of risk for you.
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