Wisdom Teeth Removal
Whether you require just one or all four of your wisdom teeth removed, Instant Cosmetic & Dental Surgery will ensure an easy and stress-free extraction process.
Our dentist will monitor adolescents’ oral health during regular check-ups for any sign that their wisdom teeth will pose any problems. This allows us to catch them well before significant discomfort or pain can occur.
Not sure whether you require wisdom teeth removal? An examination with our dentist including an assessment and x-ray of the area will be able to determine the right treatment course. Wisdom teeth are only required to be removed if they are impacted and causing issues.
Why do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Your wisdom teeth are the rear molars and the last four teeth to form in the mouth –
typically erupting between the ages of 18-24 years. Unfortunately, in many cases the jaw is too small to accommodate these new molars comfortably and this causes pain and discomfort. Due to the restricted space, wisdom teeth can become stuck below the surface of the gums (referred to as impacted) and grow at irregular angles, causing further complications. If a problem is detected with the development of your wisdom teeth, your dentist will advise for you to have them removed as soon as possible. Complications that can occur from problematic wisdom teeth include gum infection, teeth decay, pressure pain and orthodontic reasons.
Impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause symptoms however you may experience the following:
- Red or inflamed gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Pus coming from the gum line
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth.
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process
The extraction of wisdom teeth is a very common dental procedure and our dental professionals will ensure the process runs smoothly from start to finish. Depending on the number of teeth being removed and the severity of their impact, the wisdom teeth may either be extracted under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic. The process can involve cutting the gum to uncover your tooth before removing it.
Post-op, you may experience some swelling and soreness, however this should subside within a few days. A cold compress and pain medication can also help manage this discomfort. It is recommended patients eat only soft food and drink plenty of water in the days following the procedure.
Dr Houman Larijani has extensive experience in wisdom teeth extraction. He has undergone specialised training in this area of dentistry and is capable of handling even the most severe cases. Rest assured we offer sedation and sleep dentistry for those worried about pain or anxiety surrounding the procedure. Get in touch to book a consultation today.