Extraction of wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties.
Wisdom teeth that only partially erupt allow for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult. They can cause infection, pain, swelling and damage to neighbouring teeth.
If infection develops around a tooth, the gum can become sore and swollen and the person can experience bad breath, bad taste and difficulty opening their mouth and eating.
What can be done?
Our Specialist Oral Surgeon can relieve pain and swelling by removing problematic teeth (including wisdom teeth) in a caring and friendly environment
Treatment for Anxious Patients
Nervous patients can have their surgery carried out under sedation or general anaesthesia.
What is Sedation?
Sedation is a very safe process where a drug is given in an intra-venous form to relax and calm a patient. One of the effects of the sedative drug used (Midazolm, a benzodiazepine) is that the patient may not remember the full operation, and they will also feel quite drowsy. This makes longer and more complex procedures more comfortable for the patient. It is also a very safe method of relaxation. It is not the same as a General Anaesthetic.
Instructions for Sedation
Eat your breakfast/ lunch as normal on the day of the procedure
Take all routine medications as normal on the day of the procedure (unless instructed not to by the surgeon) Please remove all nail varnish from fingers
An escort must be available to take the patient home (by car – public transportation is not allowed) and stay with them for 24 hours
Sedation will NOT be undertaken if there is no escort available
Dr Naomi Rahman is our specialist oral surgeon. Visit her website today for more information.