Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Explained
Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the common services offered at Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry. We know that sometimes the management of wisdom tooth impaction, infection, pain or discomfort can be daunting, because problematic wisdom teeth in most cases require surgical removal.
At Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry will give you an accurate diagnosis, explain the procedure and any risks involved, and in most cases perform wisdom teeth removal in the comfort of I.V. Sedation whilst you sleep safely in our purpose equipped facility. We also provide a very cost-effective solution for wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom tooth extraction may appear daunting, but it’s good to know that we offer in-house IV Sedation or Sleep Dentistry routinely, for our wisdom teeth extractions.
This means that you are sedated, your gums are numbed, and you wake up after the extraction procedure without any pain.
Infected wisdom tooth or impacted wisdom tooth?
Wisdom teeth usually appear in your late teens or early twenties. Sometimes they even make their appearance later in life. Some people don’t experience any issues with wisdom teeth, if they fit well into the jaw bone, and if they maintain good oral hygiene.
But for others, wisdom teeth don’t fit properly or at the right angle into the jaw or out of the gum, causing wisdom tooth impaction. This can lead to pain and discomfort, infection of the tooth or gum, abscess of the face, and damage to the gums, roots or positioning of adjacent teeth. That’s when wisdom teeth extraction is often the only possible solution.
Infected or impacted wisdom teeth extraction in detail
In most cases of a problem wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth, removal is the only option. Some wisdom teeth can be extracted simply, but many require surgical removal because of the way they are impacted in the jaw. The first step is to reflect the gum tissue away from the jaw bone, remove a region of overlying bone tissue if required, followed by sectioning the infected wisdom tooth into pieces to remove it.
After removal, we clean the wound, and close the gum back with resorbable sutures (stitches). Before removing a wisdom tooth, we will use an X-ray of your jaw (called an OPG), to assess the area around the wisdom tooth. Some wisdom teeth have an intimate relation to a nerve of the lower jaw and lip, and we may need a 3-D x-ray called CBCT to assess the nerve and plan for the safest method of removal.
Most of our wisdom tooth extractions are performed under IV Sedation or Sleep Dentistry to keep you comfortable. After you are sedated, your gums are numbed, and you will wake up after the procedure without any pain. Depending on your procedure, you may be prescribed
About Complete Implant & Sedation Dentistry Subiaco
At Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry in Subiaco (Perth), our friendly and approachable team has vast experience in sedation dentistry, minor oral/dental surgery and gum/soft tissue procedures. We are a port of call for wisdom teeth removal procedures.
If you have an infected or impacted wisdom tooth or other surgery or sedation needs, contact us today for a consultation.