Wisdom Teeth Removal Epping – What The Process Entails
Historically, wisdom teeth were needed by our ancient ancestors to chew and process foods. Now, however, as evolution has developed, we no longer need them. While some people have no problems with their wisdom teeth, many do. For this reason, a dentist may decide the best course of action is wisdom teeth removal. Epping residents may be worried at the thought of undergoing a tooth extraction, but do they need to be? Our team at Lyndarum Family Dentist Explains…
Wisdom tooth extractions in Epping can occur for a number of reasons. These include
- Insufficient space for the wisdom teeth to erupt, causing discomfort or damage to existing teeth
- Wisdom teeth can grow on an angle and undermine existing teeth – often referred to as impacted teeth
- Wisdom teeth can also partially erupt providing a great hiding spot for plaque and bacteria
…all of these scenarios may suggest that wisdom tooth removal is the best course of action.
Wisdom teeth removal in Epping – Does it hurt?
Although some complex cases may mean that wisdom teeth need to be removed under a general anaesthetic in a hospital setting, more often than not, problematic wisdom teeth can be removed chairside. In these cases, patients are often locally sedated. Here at Lyndarum Family Dentist, for example, we use the latest gentle dental techniques coupled with sedation dentistry to ensure the process is quick and comfortable. Because of this, patients should feel little to no discomfort. What they may feel, however, is a little pressure as the tooth is extracted. While some wisdom teeth can take longer to extract than other teeth, patients can expect a relatively speedy surgical process. In fact, many patients are surprised at just how quick the process is.
Wisdom Teeth removal – Aftercare
After wisdom teeth removal in Epping, it common to experience some form of facial swelling, particularly if the wisdom tooth was deeply impacted. You may also feel a dull ache, but this can usually be nullified using over-the-counter painkillers. As with any form of surgery, patients should avoid strenuous activities until the site has had a chance to heal. Patients may also experience some slight bleeding from the extraction site. This is normal and can usually be brought under control relatively quickly using gauzed pressure pads which our dentists will supply. On the whole, any side effects should disappear within 7 to 10 days and patients can return to normal.
Wisdom teeth extractions in Epping – The key takeaway
Tooth extractions are one of the most common dental procedures. Thankfully, modern dental techniques coupled with the latest sedation dentistry means that patients should have nothing to fear. That said if you do feel anxious before treatment, we can offer a wide variety of sedation methods to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
If you have a problematic wisdom tooth and feel that you might require wisdom teeth removal, Epping residents can count on the fact that we’re an experienced and caring team who practice the art of gentle dentistry. As a result, you are in safe hands. Call today on 03 9626 9581 or book online for a consultation.