Articles What Can Be Done About Painful Wisdom Teeth
At Harley Street Dental Studio, we understand that wisdom teeth can cause a lot of discomfort. We carry out extraction procedures and provide expert care for those suffering with painful wisdom teeth.
About wisdom teeth
The wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars and are the last teeth to erupt. They are found in the corners of the mouth and are often painful when there’s not enough space remaining in the jaw. In this case, the wisdom teeth are unable to grow properly and can start to grow at an angle, or against a neighbouring tooth. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth.
When is it advisable to have a wisdom tooth removed?
It is advisable to remove a wisdom tooth if it causes discomfort, has become impacted or is decayed. Wisdom teeth are not essential for oral health so it’s acceptable to have them extracted if they cause any problems. In many cases, wisdom teeth develop without any problems at all, but they can be troublesome if there is a lack of space.
Wisdom tooth extraction
The extraction procedure for wisdom teeth is essentially the same as a regular extraction procedure. However there are often complications relating to the wisdom tooth’s angle and position. Our oral surgeons are experienced in dealing with complex cases and use modern techniques to reduce discomfort and achieve a comfortable outcome.
After wisdom tooth extraction, it is common to experience swelling and some discomfort. We advise taking over the counter painkillers and avoiding hard foods until the gums have healed and the swelling subsides.
Extraction is a daunting prospect for many and we provide sedation for patients who feel nervous. Sedation helps you to feel more relaxed during treatment and is especially beneficial for those who suffer with dental phobia.
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