Preventive wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure that is usually done to patients who do not want to risk having the complications involved in an emerging or an impacted Wisdom Tooth. As this tooth has no proven benefits in the mouth, patients opt to have it removed before they experience the severe pain that comes with an erupting wisdom tooth.
However, for patients who are experiencing pain in the area, Wisdom Teeth Removal Canberra or Odontectomy is done to relieve the pain. This pain radiates from the involved tooth to the jaws and to the face.
Often, patients with wisdom teeth induced discomfort complains about how it affects their day-to-day living with difficulties with eating and speaking.
Our team of experienced dental professionals is highly capable of performing Odontectomy procedures. Generally, the treatment for Wisdom Teeth Removal Canberra is as follows:
1. Consultation and assessment
This is an important part of the procedure so the dentist can identify the position of the tooth and how it is angulated. X-rays will be taken so the dentist can estimate the amount of bone reduction if there is a need to and to locate if there are important nerves and blood vessels within the vicinity of the involved wisdom tooth.
This can help with the ease of extraction and reduces the likelihood of complications during the procedure itself.
After making sure that you are comfortable, your dentist will inject an anaesthetic solution to make the procedure as painless as possible. Pressure during removal is expected but our dental team will make sure that you feel most relaxed throughout the experience.
To encourage better and faster healing, cleaning of the extraction site is done. Stitching the gums in place to close the wound and prevent food debris from lodging inside is also performed.
4. Post-operation Patient Education
The last step is ensuring that you are well aware of the do’s and don’ts after extraction. It is important to keep this information in mind as complications may arise if not followed.
Maintenance of good oral hygiene and following post-extraction protocols will help heal the wound faster so you can go on with your daily life.