Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is important to prevent crowding, decay, gum disease, pain, discomfort and further infection.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

What to expect

The Necessity of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often require removal due to various factors related to their development and positioning. These teeth typically emerge between the ages of early teens to late twenties, a time when the mouth is already fully occupied by other teeth. As a result, there may not be sufficient space in the dental arch to accommodate these new molars properly. This lack of space can lead to a range of issues, including impaction, misalignment, recurrent infections, damage to adjacent molars and crowding, which can negatively affect oral health.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common and routine dental procedure. It typically begins with a comprehensive evaluation, including dental X-rays, to assess the position, size, and orientation of the wisdom teeth and determine if removal is necessary. The procedure itself is typically performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.

The dentist or an oral surgeon carefully extracts the wisdom teeth, which may involve making a small incision in the gum tissue covering the tooth and, if necessary, dividing the tooth into smaller sections for easier removal. After removal, the incision is meticulously closed with sutures. Patients are given post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal offers several benefits, including the prevention of potential complications. By addressing these molars before problems arise, patients can avoid issues like impaction, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and the development of cysts or tumors. Moreover, removing problematic wisdom teeth can contribute to improved oral hygiene and overall dental health.

At our practice, we have a skilled team of professionals experienced in wisdom teeth removal. We prioritise patient comfort and safety throughout the process, providing comprehensive care from evaluation to recovery. If you're experiencing discomfort or are concerned about your wisdom teeth, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to guide you through the process and ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health.

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