Wisdom Teeth Removal
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What is the need for Impacted Wisdom
When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through the gums, an infection can start around the top of the tooth.
Infection & inflammation can cause pain, swelling and jaw stiffness.
to nearby molars
Sacks of fluid called cysts can form around the tooth and may displace the tooth.
The cysts can destroy bone and damage other teeth and gums.
Damage to nearby molars.
An impacted wisdom tooth may keep pushing against the molars next to it.
This often leads to a serious damage to both teeth.
What causes impacted wisdom teeth pain?
When there is no space for the wisdom tooth to grow (because your jaw bone is smaller that normal), it gets trapped.
The wisdom tooth may just partially erupt therefore being stuck under the gum partially.
Food particles can collect under this ‘flap’ and starts to rot.
Bacteria that are collecting under the wisdom tooth flap then cause a major infection leading to swelling of the area and severe wisdom teeth pain.
Also the wisdom tooth that is opposing the one with the flap also hits on the flap that is swollen and causes trauma to the site causing further wisdom tooth pain.
Impacted wisdom teeth pain can also happen if there is an abscess (collection of pus) under the impacted wisdom tooth.
Cysts are another cause.
Why do I need 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction?
The impacted wisdom tooth causing problems needs to be extracted but so does its opposing wisdom tooth.
This is because teeth keep moving until they hit something.
So if only one tooth is extracted then the opposing tooth will keep moving (super-erupts) until it hits the gums of the extracted tooth, causing problems.
As the wisdom tooth super-erupts, it also increases its surface area, causing more food and bacteria to accumulate around the tooth.
So having the two opposing wisdom teeth out at the same time saves the extraction procedure and consequent healing time, occurring twice.
What is the Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
Generally the impacted wisdom teeth removal cost depends on the difficulty of removing them and starts from 300.00 per tooth upwards.
Here, at Smile Concepts, patients also have the opportunity to have their impacted wisdom teeth extracted under Sleep Dentistry (IV Sedation) or local anaesthetic, whatever you prefer.
If you choose to remove your wisdom teeth under IV sedation then there will be an extra sedation cost at our practice.
A specialist sedationist comes in and looks after the IV sedation aspect.
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Care after impacted wisdom teeth removal in Sydney
We generally would ask you to come in for review in 2 weeks after the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
Stitiches/sutures generally dissolve themselves, if not we will remove them for you.
It is very important to remember five rules:
- DO take some pain killers after the procedure as per advised by us
- DO use a mouthwash twice daily (warm salty mouth washes or commercial mouthwshes)
- DO use cold packs over your cheeks for couple of hours after the surgery ON and OFF for 10mins
- DON’T spit out any blood for the first 24 hours to prevent from recurring bleeding
- DON’T smoke for the first 24 to 48 hours to promote better healing
It may hurt from 2 – 14 days after removal of wisdom teeth. If you follow the instructions given, there will be minimal discomfort.
Please follow the instructions for minimal discomfort
after your wisdom teeth extraction. Most of our patients are
back to work 2 – 5 days after.
1. Inhalation Sedation Dentistry
Inhalation Sedation Dentistry is the most common sedation technique and is also known as ‘happy’ gas.
Inhalation sedation is a preferable option as patients recover quickly and may leave the dental office alone and immediately resume their normal daily activities.
2. Intravenous Conscious Sleep Dentistry
Intravenous Conscious Sleep Dentistry is a safe sedation technique and though it is not as readily available as other forms of sedation, it is more effective than administering the same drugs orally.
Patients will not remember any of the procedure and will feel as though they were asleep, even though they were wide-awake throughout.
When the gentle dentist uses intravenous sedation, patients will need to be hooked up to monitoring devices to measure blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate.
Patients must have someone escort them when leaving the office after the procedure.
What are the complications of impacted wisdom tooth removal?
The most common complications of removing wisdom teeth are the following:
- pain (relieved with anti-inflammatories)
- swelling (relieved with anti-inflammatories and cold ice packs
- infection (generally treated with antibiotics)
- inability to open your mouth properly (resolves in a few days with anti-inflammatories)
- Bleeding (this is normally because a person has been spitting blood out continuously. The best way to stop it as to apply gauze in the area and bite on it for half an hour.
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All these last for a few days only and are treated with appropriate antibiotics and pain killers.
RARE complications include things such as
- a dry socket (infection that is more common in smokers),
- nerve bruising (this is most of the time a transient problem and very very rarely permanent),
- oral antral communication (a hole that is created between the mouth and the sinus. This is very rare and easily treated as well.
- fracture of the jaw (very rare)
Dr Manish Shah
BDS (Hons), MBBS, MMED (Sleep Med)
Dr. Manish Shah is a cometic dentist with a special interest in porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign. He is also a medical doctor with an expertise in sleep & craniofacial pain medicine practising at Smile Concepts.
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