At Clifton Dental Studio in the heart of Bristol we understand that wisdom teeth can be very painful. We carry out many extraction procedures and offer expert care for those suffering with painful wisdom teeth.
About the wisdom teeth
The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last teeth to erupt. They are found in the corners of the mouth and are often painful because there is sometimes not enough space remaining in the jaw. If this is the case, the teeth will not be able to grow properly and they may start to grow at an angle, or against the neighbouring toot. This is known as an impacted tooth.
When is it advisable to remove a wisdom tooth?
It is advisable to remove a wisdom tooth if it is causing pain and discomfort, it has become impacted or it is decayed. The wisdom teeth are not essential for oral health and it is usually best to extract them if they are causing problems. In many cases, they develop without any issues, but they can be troublesome when there is a lack of space.
Wisdom tooth extraction
The extraction procedure for wisdom teeth is essentially the same as a normal tooth. However, often, there are complications due to the position and angle of the tooth. Our oral surgeons have expertise in dealing with complex cases and they use the latest techniques to reduce pain and achieve the best possible outcome.
After wisdom tooth extraction, it is common to experience pain and swelling. We advise taking painkillers and avoiding hard foods for a period of time, while the gums heal and swelling dies down.
Extraction is a daunting prospect for many and we offer sedation for nervous and phobic patients. Sedation helps patients to feel more relaxed during treatment and it is particularly beneficial for those who have a fear of pain and patients who have had a negative experience in the dental chair in the past.
Dental extraction can be referred to as exodontias. Basically, dental extraction is the medical terminology for the removal of a tooth from your mouth. Dental extraction is a common occurrence for the removal of wisdom teeth before they break the gum line. Many people simply don’t have enough space for wisdom teeth, also known as impacted third molars, in their mouths. There are many reasons why you may need a dental extraction, but for most cases, it is a last resort effort. If you suffer from severe tooth decay or tooth abscess, you may require a dental extraction because the diseased tooth is beyond repair. In such cases, dental extraction may prevent the spread of infection or be the first step to a restorative solution such as dental implants. You may require a dental extraction for extreme cases of gum disease, unnecessary teeth that will overcrowd your mouth, or fractured teeth. You may also consider dental extractions for cosmetic reasons because a tooth has become poor in appearance and cannot be restored. Whatever the reason, your dentist will be able to help. Your friendly local dentist in Bath can provide you with more information if you have any further concerns regarding dental extraction. If you have questions at all regarding the safe removal of your teeth, please get in touch with our offices straight away and we would be more than happy to help.
The removal of a tooth from your mouth is medically referred to as dental extraction or exodontias. Dental extractions may be performed for several different reasons but severe cases of tooth decay and problems with wisdom teeth are common reasons that require dental extraction. Sometimes dental extractions are necessary for orthodontic treatments such as braces to correct your bite and the alignment of your teeth. There are two categories of dental extraction: simple and surgical. Simple dental extractions refer to the removal of any visible, easily accessible teeth in your mouth and can be done under local anesthesia. This is a simple procedure that can be performed very quickly by your dentist with minimal pain and healing time. Surgical dental extractions are performed on teeth that are not visible or difficult to access. For example, surgical dental extractions are required to remove wisdom teeth that are sill beneath the gum line. This can be to prevent crowding. Surgical dental extractions are typically performed under a general anesthetic. After a dental extraction, you may experience some side effects such as prolonged bleeding, swelling, or bruising. There have been rare instances of infection and nerve injury, but your highly qualified dentist in Swindon will care for your teeth with the utmost caution and prescribe any necessary antibiotics before or after surgery. There is nothing to fear with dental extractions because you are in good hands with us.
Dental extraction is the process of having one or more teeth completely removed by a dentist. This usually takes place either during one appointment or over a number of sessions depending on the number of teeth that need to be taken out. There are many reasons why teeth may need to be removed but some of the most common are: severe gum disease or tooth decay has made it too painful and dangerous to have the tooth remain in the mouth, a tooth that is broken beyond repair, teeth that are too overcrowded and need some space to align and due to wisdom teeth issues.
There are alternatives to extraction in some cases such as antibiotics and painkillers but these are more often than not simply short-term solutions and the wider issue will remain. For overcrowding issues it is possible to correct the problem with braces and by moving teeth in different ways. An orthodontist would need to see if this was possible without an extraction. If a tooth is infected it may be possible to save it with a root canal operation instead of an extraction, but not in all cases. Again, a Swindon dentist would need to make an assessment.
Before you have an extraction it is important that you prepare in the right way. This may mean keeping your teeth cleaner than usual and not smoking in the days and weeks before the operation. Similar care will be needed after the operation to ensure that you do not suffer from an infection. Obviously the procedure will take place under an anaesthetic but after this wears off you may experience some pain. Your dentist will be able to recommend something to help you with this and will tell you what other precautions to take.