Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that develop in a set of teeth, and while useful, often need to be removed due to common problems that arise with them.
Extraction of wisdom teeth are a common procedure. Here at MPW Dentistry there are many different ways that you can be treated for your wisdom teeth. The range of treatment starts from in the chair with just:
- Local anaesthetic
- Relative Analgesia also known as “happy gas”
- Intravenous sedation or “twilight sleep” as it is sometimes referred to as. This is administered by Dr Walker. General Anaesthesia done by an anaesthetist on our premises.
The decision on what treatment is chosen depends on the complexity of the wisdom teeth or any concerns or fears you may have regarding the surgery.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infections in the mouth. This generally happens when the wisdom teeth partially emerge from the gum allowing bacteria to cause infections.
As they are impacted and at the very back of the mouth, it is hard to access the area with a tooth brush to clean thoroughly. This can also pose a problem for the tooth in front as the bacteria gets trapped and can decay both teeth. Worst case scenario you end up having to take out both teeth.