Wisdom Tooth Removal
The removal of wisdom tooth is a highly common procedure. At Frederick Street Dental Care, our experienced dentists will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth and determine the need for their removal. Choosing a Specialist Oral Surgeon is a crucial factor in the care and outcome that you receive. Our Specialist Oral Surgeon Dr Besi is committed to provide you with the highest level of care during and after your surgical treatment.
Our private Wisdom Tooth Extraction service is available 7 days a week, both to patients registered with the practice and to new patients. Other dental practices routinely refer patients who require urgent complex teeth extractions to our clinic for treatment.
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How do you know if you have a wisdom tooth infection?
Wisdom tooth Removal FAQ’s
Wisdom tooth infections are normally inflammatory based infections. Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication are all that you will need. Everyone reacts differently to painkillers for dental pain. There are a few over the counter painkillers which are readily available.
Ibuprofen- this can really help with toothache as it is an anti-inflammatory as well as an analgesic. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems.
Paracetamol- This is readily available over the counter and comes in tablet and soluble. Many patients find this effective for dental pain.
Paracetamol and Codeine or Paramol- is combination tablet. The codeine component is an opioid and can cause drowsiness which may impair normal function. It is advised to seek an urgent dental care if you have toothache.
- The type of treatment needed to remove a wisdom tooth largely depends on where the wisdom teeth are located. During the consultation appointment, Oral Surgeon will evaluate X-rays and discuss the treatment options with you.
Wisdom tooth removal entails extraction of teeth that are either diseased or in a position that is not maintainable by the patient. Most UK dentists follow NICE Guidelines for extractions of wisdom teeth. Surgical removal of impacted third molars should be limited to patients with evidence of pathology. Such pathology includes unrestorable caries, non-treatable pulpal and/or periapical pathology, cellulitis, abscess and osteomyelitis, internal/external resorption of the tooth or adjacent teeth, fracture of tooth, disease of follicle including cyst/tumour.
For Pain: Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen are all that you will need. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems.
Ice for Swelling: We want you to use Ice Packs to your cheeks for the first 24 hours following surgery, twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off alternating. Managing swelling can help greatly with pain management, and the act of icing may even feel good on its own.
Rest: Rest is one of the most important things you can do to help your body heal faster
Salt Rinse the DAY AFTER Surgery: The day after surgery, you should rinse your mouth very gently with a mixture of one cup of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt. You may do so up to 4 times a day. Designed to gently clean the wound site. A good antimicrobial mouthwash, like Corsodyl , will also help.
Smoking and Alcohol: Avoid drinking and smoking for 72 hours following having a tooth removed. This can delay healing. Smoking is one of the most common causes for pain and infection following a dental extraction .