Be Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth

Dentists in Liverpool are dedicated to the immediate care of your family’s teeth, as well as to the long-term maintenance of your oral health. Maintaining a consistent health care regime will serve you well, especially when it comes to monitoring your wisdom teeth in Liverpool. Your dentist will monitor their development and assess the history of symptoms through routine check-ups and dental X-rays. You may never need to have your wisdom teeth removed.

Wisdom Teeth Eruption

These are the last molars that erupt at the back of our gums. Typically, they erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, and sometimes they don’t emerge at all! Some of us only have one, but we can have up to four wisdom teeth. Most of us have at least one impacted wisdom tooth, which means there isn’t enough space for it to grow properly. This can cause many issues, which may ultimately damage surrounding teeth and bones.

Reasons For Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery

Wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended by your dentist, especially if the tooth is likely to cause problems with your oral health. These teeth are in a challenging position and can become dangerous food traps if they are not taken care of. There is not enough space at the back of the mouth to properly brush and floss, making optimum oral hygiene difficult. Even though you may not be experiencing any pain or toothache right now, it’s advisable to have them removed in order to prevent:

  • Infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease – which can lead to tooth and bone loss

What To Expect During Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Before the procedure, your dentist will instruct you about eating, drinking and taking medications. These details, as well as your degree of consciousness during the procedure, will vary and depend on the type of sedation to be used. A typical procedure entails the following steps and during that time, under anaesthesia, you will remain pain-free and comfortable:

  • Sedation
  • Numbing
  • Tissue removal
  • Bone removal
  • Loosening and sectioning of the tooth
  • Tooth removal
  • Stitches

What To Expect Post-Surgery 

You may feel groggy and be swollen post-surgery. Pain will probably increase as the local anaesthetic wears off. Your dentist will give you post-operative guidelines over the next 24 hours and up to 10 days. This will ensure a swift and successful recovery. Most patients can resume normal activities within a day, although the extraction site can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. Complications are rare.

Wisdom tooth removal is a common dental procedure with us your Liverpool dentists at Liverpool Dental Centre. We are a dedicated team and ensure that your dental procedures are comfortable and hassle-free. Contact us to make your booking. We look forward to receiving you in our warm and welcoming environment.

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