A helpful discussion on wisdom teeth removal

wisdom teeth removal

Removal of wisdom teeth

The Emergency Dentist London Pro offers the service of emergency wisdom tooth extraction. We have specialist oral surgeons to handle these patients and as such we are used to tackling some of the most complicated of these cases almost on daily basis. As a patient-friendly practice we offer same day appointment to both existing and new patients and as far as new patients are concerned there is no need for registration either. It is important to mention that we also are in possession of an advanced digital x-ray machine which enables us to conduct full range diagnosis before carrying out any tooth extraction.

At our clinic no tooth extraction is carried out without applying topical sedation on a patient. If required patients are administered with intravenous sedation in addition to topical sedation to make the procedure absolutely free from broken wisdom tooth pain relief, anxiety and discomfort. Extracting a wisdom tooth is never easy; it involves selective removal of the bone along with lifting back the gum around the tooth. When these two procedures are carried out properly it becomes both easy and possible to remove the wisdom tooth from its place on the jaw.

More about the procedure

First when you go your dentist or dental surgeon with wisdom tooth pain in the jaw, the expert will first perform an all-round diagnostics. The results unearthed in the diagnoses are discussed with you and you also get to know the exact wisdom teeth removal cost at this stage. If you want any other related information that you can know at this stage. As a patient you have to give your consent and only then a dental surgeon can move ahead with the procedure of extracting your wisdom tooth or teeth. When you give your consent for the treatment the specialist dentist will first apply topical sedation into your gum. This is meant to numb sensation around the erupting wisdom tooth. if you suffer from dental anxiety or in other words, a nervous dental patient it is important to let your dental surgeon know that beforehand. In that case they will take necessary measures to make you feel at ease.

Once the sedation takes its affect and the targeted area becomes numb, the dental surgeon will go along with the extraction procedure. The step thing in this procedure is making a tiny incision in the gum to release the tooth from its place. Once the incision is made the tooth extraction procedure follows its own routine.

Sedation used in extracting the wisdom teeth

As a standard practice topical sedation is first applied to patients of wisdom teeth removal. Topical sedation makes the area around a targeted tooth numb or free from sensations. The impact of this sedation is known to last for hours together. Thus the initial healing process after a tooth extraction starts its action even before sensitivity gets restored around the treated area of the jaw. Once the effect of sedation wears off there could be much pain and discomfort and in order to deal with these unwanted side effects effectively dental surgeons prescribe painkillers.

Nervous patients on the other hand are administered with intravenous sedation. A dentist who has years of experience in handling cases of emergency removal of wisdom tooth in London suggests as a patient, if you are interested in this type of sedation then it is better to mention it to your oral surgeon during the first or preliminary appointment.     

Alternative procedures to removal of wisdom teeth

Extraction of wisdom teeth is usually recommended by a dentist; this recommendation is made only when there is no other way of preserving the tooth. There are instances of wisdom tooth located deep inside the mouth and that prevents maintaining proper oral hygiene. To overcome the complication it becomes necessary to extract the tooth. A wisdom teeth removal may also cause pain and in such circumstances, dentists recommend certain treatments including RCT or root canal and tooth filling. If a wisdom tooth could be preserved then a dentist will never recommend removing it from its place. Rather a dentist will tell you to attend your dental hygiene appointments more frequently to prevent tartar build-ups around the tooth.

Tooth extraction ‚Äď what you should expect during and after the procedure

Broadly there are two ways to extract or remove a tooth and a dentist follows either of the procedures depending on a few factors related to a patient. The procedures are either a regular removal or a surgical one. Surgical extraction of the tooth is done by a skilled and experienced oral surgeon. Before extracting a tooth a lot of diagnoses are carried out and the results are explained to the patient. This information helps the patient taking an informed decision.

Relevant aftercare

For a few hours following the extraction of a wisdom tooth you should not eat or drink anything. An oral surgeon in London having years of experience in emergency wisdom tooth extraction assures after the extraction your dentist will recommend you a list of medications to make sure your overall health and wellbeing are not compromised in any way. These medications are mostly recommended based on the pre existing medical conditions that you were suffering from or detected with prior to the extraction procedure.

Preventing the development of dry socket is a crucial part of wisdom tooth extraction aftercare and so you must drink only from a straw. Even as spitting and sneezing are concerned you must be little careful and cautious during the first 24 hours following the procedure. There is usually a quick follow up appointment too in these cases so that your dentist can be sure that proper healing is going on in the areas of the gum near to the site of extraction.

Dry socket condition and tips to prevent it

After a tooth extraction if the gum does not heal properly, it leads to the condition of a dry socket. After the extraction of a tooth if there is no complication whatsoever then a blood clot develops at the site of extraction. This blood clot not only protects your bones and the nerves but also more importantly helps the gum to recover. If the blood clot does not form then you suffer from the condition of dry socket and in this condition your nerves and the bones inside the mouth remain exposed.

To prevent development of dry socket you should better follow the tips below. These tips are provided by a dentist who possesses a lot of experience in providing relief from the pain of broken wisdom tooth to hundreds of patients over the years at Emergency Dentist London Pro.       

  • Avoid smoking at least 24 hours before and 48 hours after the procedure.
  • Totally avoid any form of tobacco consumption during the period mentioned above.
  • Do not chew on the side of the mouth where the extraction took place.
  • Stay away from any kind of oral contraception or therapy based on oestrogen.¬†