Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Removal of infected or impacted wisdom teeth
Wisdom tooth extraction explained
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. Depending on the nature of your procedure, you may get a prescription for pain relief, to keep you comfortable in the days after the wisdom tooth extraction, or be asked to ice the area intermittently for the first day. Having said that, sometimes a wisdom tooth extraction procedure causes only minimal discomfort, and it can be very quick and straightforward.
How does wisdom tooth impaction and extraction work?
A problem or infected wisdom tooth can be removed simply like other teeth. But many wisdom teeth are not simple because they do not fit in the jaw bone or gum properly or at the right angle (called wisdom tooth impaction). To extract an impacted wisdom tooth, the gum tissue needs to be reflected away from the jaw bone.
It may mean that your dentist will section the wisdom tooth into pieces, and a small window of bone may be removed so the pieces can then be removed as well. This is called “surgical tooth removal”. Afterwards, the dentist will clean and check the gum, and close it back with stitches.
Some wisdom teeth may have roots related to the nerve of the lower lip and jaw, or the sinus in the upper jaw. Your dental surgeon will explain if this poses any risks, and what to expect.
Our team of dentists is experienced in minor oral surgery, and we have routinely and efficiently performed thousands of wisdom teeth extraction procedures in-house, using IV Sedation or Sleep Dentistry.
Why choose Complete Implants and Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry, as an innovative way to perform small oral surgery procedures and wisdom teeth removal, has been a great help for patients at Complete for many years. It also means you don’t have to have a hospital booking but can snooze through your procedure safely in-house. If you are anxious about dental procedures, talk to our team of friendly dentists (and receptionists), and learn more about the comfort of sedation dentistry for this type of procedure.
If you are experiencing symptoms of an infected or impacted wisdom tooth, it is best to seek consultation with our dentists as soon as possible. Consulting our dentists with in-depth knowledge and experience in wisdom tooth extraction will help you avoid future complications and more unnecessary pain. They will also discuss any risks of the procedure and your best solutions.