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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth usually emerge by the age of 25, though some people never develop these teeth. Whilst not all wisdom teeth need to be removed, there is the chance they might cause problems later on in life.

  • Avoid crowding in your mouth that can undo orthodontic work
  • Can fight potential swelling and decay
  • Removes pain while eating

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Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth
Increasingly more people are suffering from wisdom teeth problems due to the teeth not appearing completely in the mouth. While some experience no symptoms, others eventually experience one of the following signs and symptoms of wisdom tooth growth.
The pain of toothache can leave us in agony and misery, sometimes unable to function. Arriving after we reach adulthood, our wisdom teeth (or third molars) can cause a range of dental problems. They can be obstructed by our other 28 adult teeth and emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially come through. Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edges of such teeth and cause on-going problems such as tooth decay (caries) and gum disease - despite regular brushing and flossing. Removing some or all of the wisdom teeth can be a long term solution.
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It is very important that we plan thoroughly for the procedure, as there are risks involved with the surgery. In the lower jaw we are more interested in the impacted position relative to the underlying inferior alveolar nerve and blood vessels. These vessels control the sensation to the lower lip, teeth and part of the tongue. As a result it is important to have the treatment by someone who is experienced in these procedures.

If your tooth hasn’t came through the gum yet, then a small cut will be made in the gum to access it – any small pieces of bone covering the tooth will need to be removed also. Your tooth might also need to be cut into smaller parts so that it is easier to remove through the incision.

Your dentist or oral surgeon may need to widen your tooth socket, which they will do by rocking the tooth back and forth – this should be the only time you feel any pressure. You shouldn’t be able to feel any pain during the procedure, as the area being worked on should be numb.

 
 

What does the procedure involve?

Treatment is usually carried out under the local anaesthetic. Nevertheless we understand that some of our clients may be anxious to undergo this procedure. As a result we are able to provide sedation for this procedure.

At Integrated Dentalcare we are able to provide tooth removal assisted by the waterlase. This makes the procedure less traumatic and safer, as it takes the vibration and drilling sensation out of the procedure.

Once the treatment has been completed we place dissolving stitches for your convenience. Low level laser therapy is used to encourage faster healing and diminished after pain.

To give our clients peace of mind during the healing phase they are able to contact us after hours, if they require advice.

What is the recovery period for wisdom tooth extraction?

It is usually estimated to take around 7-10 days for the recovery period to end, but it can’t be longer or shorter. It depends entirely on the patient and how they look after themselves after the treatment.

Recovery period for tooth extraction information

Having a tooth out is the same as having an operation, and because of this you must look after the area to speed healing and to reduce the risk of infection. Here are some pointers:

  • For the first 24 hours try to avoid: eating hot food, smoking, drinking alcohol and try not to disturb any blood clot which might have formed
  • Don’t rinse your mouth for six hours after extraction. After that, rinse gently with warm salty water – half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is enough
  • Brush your teeth as normal to keep your mouth as clean as possible
  • You may feel small pieces of bone work their way out of socket – don’t worry this is perfectly normal
  • There may be some swelling and a bit of discomfort in the first two to three days. If you need to, take some ordinary painkillers – aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol will be fine
  • If you feel pain immediately after the tooth has been removed it might be where the blood clot has broken down, leaving an empty hole in the gum. This is called a ‘dry socket’ and will need to be looked at by your dentist. Simply go back and the dentist will pack the wound to ease your discomfort.
Barry Dunford, Perthshire (2015)

I was looking for a holistic dentist who could offer a metal free implant, i.e. a zirconium implant. As a result of Neeraj Puri using laser technology during the treatment I found that there was almost no swelling and very little pain immediately after the dental surgery. After having had dental work over a number of years with other dentists, I can honestly say that Neeraj’s advice and technical ability is second to none. As a result, I now have a metal free zirconium implant which is functioning perfectly and has fully integrated into my jaw just like a natural tooth.

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We spend lots of time and effort making sure our patients feel comfortable and build trust with us, as we want you to enjoy coming to the dentist as much as possible. Call us today to find out more 0131 225 9093.

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TECHNOLOGY
Trusted Technology we use at Integrated Dental

Our use of lasers puts us at the forefront of futuristic dentistry, as we offer an experience that has minimal discomfort and faster healing.

Our selection of lasers include our state of the art Waterlaser, a low level laser therapy (LLLT) laser, a soft tissue laser and a diagnostic laser.

Proving much safer than typical drills and with the chance to be more affordable than standard fees, our laser technology is helping us enter the future of dental surgery.

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