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Did You Know Painless Wisdom Teeth Removal Was Possible?


article by Raha Sepehrara

25Wisdom teeth are the last of the adult teeth to come through.  They usually erupt between the ages of 18 and 30 and can cause a number of problems which may result in the extraction of the teeth.  This prospect can be very alarming to some patients, especially if they have a fear of the dentists.  The Dental Suite in Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham has the perfect solution. We practice Sedation Dentistry, which is the most advanced in its field, and allows our patients to have a relaxed, carefree dental experience. With Sedation Dentistry, your wisdom teeth problems can be diagnosed and treated painlessly in a calm environment in the care of your trusted dentist.

As their wisdom teeth erupt, one of the major issues patients complain of, in addition to the pain, is swelling.  This is not caused by the tooth but by infection in the gum overlying the tooth.  If the wisdom tooth is only partially covered by the gum, food particles can get trapped, and the resulting infection can be very painful.  The jaw can become swollen and, in some instances, abscesses can develop and release pus.  This is all very unpleasant and needs to be examined and treated by your dentist. If your jaw is very swollen, and it is too painful to open your mouth, we would prescribe a course of antibiotics and suggest you gargle with hot water and salt to keep the area clean.  Once the pain has subsided, you will need a full diagnosis.

To analyse the problem and evaluate the best course of treatment, the dentist will first take x-rays.  The x-rays will show how close the lower wisdom teeth are to the nerve, the position the wisdom teeth are growing in, and if your bite is going to be compromised and cause pain when the top teeth bite onto your bottom wisdom teeth.

Your dentist will discuss with you the various options for treatment. If the pain and swelling are controlled by keeping the teeth clean and dissipates once the tooth has fully erupted, it may be possible to keep it.  If the pain continues and you have a recurrent abscess, the dentist will advise you to have the gum removed from the problem teeth, by excision or laser. A better option, in the long term, may well be to have the teeth extracted. If the top wisdom teeth are causing pain when you bite, you may be able to keep the bottom teeth.

If the roots of your wisdom teeth are too close to the nerve, your dentist may have to refer you to an oral surgeon at a hospital.  Such cases can be too risky to treat in the dentist’s surgery.  The oral surgeon will remove the crown of the tooth, leaving the root in place.  Don’t worry all of this will be discussed with you at your consultation.

Are your wisdom teeth are coming through, and you want to have them checked?  Are you afraid of going to the dentist and have more questions about Sedation Dentistry? Put an end to the pain and fear. Contact us at The Dental Suite and book your first complimentary consultation. We will be happy to welcome you to our clinic

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