Wisdom teeth can cause issues, as the jaws are usually not large enough to allow the molars to take up their proper position. This results in completely or partially impacted wisdom tooth, which often leads to:
- Pain and discomfort
- Infections in the overlying gum
- Damage to the adjacent tooth due to the pressure caused by the impacted tooth
- Problems to previous orthodontic treatment
- Trouble in cleaning the back teeth, which may cause tooth decay
If your wisdom teeth never came through it’s possible that you don’t have them, we can give you a simple x-ray to see where all you wisdom teeth are and if you have them. After this, we can discuss with you the safest and most comfortable method of removing your wisdom teeth if required.
The removal of wisdom teeth involves a minor surgical operation and in particularly difficult cases is undertaken within a specialised clinic. In complicated cases, surgery is undertaken either as “day surgery” in a Day Surgery Unit, or occasionally as an in-patient in a hospital.
We can recommend the best course of action for you.
Some swelling and discomfort may be felt for a few days following the procedure, especially when it’s a surgical extraction. On the other hand, if you follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions, you will significantly reduce the probability of complications.
Smoking and Wisdom Teeth Removal
Smoking after wisdom tooth removal delays your healing process and can increase the risk of dry socket, according to the American Dental Association.
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In addition, the tar from cigarette smoke stains your teeth, causes bad breath and can discolour your tongue. The only way to remove these stains is with a professional cleaning in the dentist’s office.
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