If you’ve been told you need your wisdom teeth removed, you could feel a little concerned. There’s no need to be anxious. Our team of gentle dentists make getting your wisdom teeth removed as easy and stress-free as possible. And having your wisdom teeth removed will put an end to the pain and discomfort that you may have been experiencing.
Many people have problems with their wisdom teeth and need to get them removed. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental treatment. Wisdom teeth can often be removed at a general dental practice. Sometimes people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed by a specialist such as an oral surgeon.
If your wisdom teeth have become impacted or stuck under your gum, there can be further problems that may also be prevented by timely removal of your wisdom teeth. These include:
When you visit the dentist, they will assess your wisdom teeth and the options for removing them. Sometimes a cut may be made in the gum to expose the whole tooth to help with its removal. In some cases, some of the surrounding bone might need to be removed and the tooth then divided into pieces for extraction.
This depends on the removal procedure and where it is done.
For the consultation you will not need any special preparation, but you should have knowledge to hand about your dental and medical history.
Before surgery with intravenous or IV sedation you should:
Before having general anaesthetic at the hospital you should:
If you have had any wisdom teeth extraction procedure done:
If you have had surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic, you must:
It’s normal to experience some swelling and discomfort following wisdom teeth removal. We usually recommend taking a couple of days off work to rest. It’s also normal to experience some bleeding or slight oozing from the wounds after the extraction. Your dentist will give you gauze to help control the bleeding. You will need to bite down with gentle pressure for around 20 to 30 minutes if this happens.
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