“Where Can I Find Painless Wisdom Tooth Removal?”
Are you experiencing discomfort or swelling in the back of your mouth, possibly due to a troublesome wisdom tooth? The thought of undergoing a wisdom tooth extraction might be worrying you, especially if you’re concerned about the pain associated with the procedure. It’s completely normal–most patients feel scared before undergoing an extraction. This worry can be even more overwhelming if you suffer from dental anxiety or dentophobia.
At our dental practice in Bristol, we understand your apprehensions and aim to provide a solution. Our expert dental team includes some of the best oral surgeons in the South West who specialise in extracting teeth. We always prioritise your comfort and offer options such as conscious sedation to help you relax.
If you are looking for painless tooth extractions, our dental practice in Bristol can help you. We are committed to making the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Read on to discover what sets us apart and how we can assist you in easing discomfort.
The Problem With Wisdom Teeth
During our late teens and early adulthood, wisdom teeth erupt as our final set of molars. However, these teeth are essentially remnants of our evolutionary past and tend to cause complications due to the limited available space among our existing teeth. As a result, they often grow in at awkward angles, a condition known as “impacted teeth”. Such positioning creates pockets where food particles and bacteria accumulate, encouraging plaque formation. Left unattended, this plaque can cause tooth decay, gum disease and even painful abscesses or cysts.
Pain accompanied by swelling at the back of the mouth may signal an infection in the gum covering the affected tooth. Swelling in the jaw and, in severe cases, the development of abscesses that release pus might occur. It’s important to see us straight away if you notice any of these symptoms. Our dental experts can manage the infection through antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash to alleviate discomfort and prevent further complications.
Once the discomfort eases, our team will examine the tooth and assess whether extraction is necessary. Through X-rays, we’ll evaluate the tooth’s growth pattern and its potential impact on your bite. Persistent pain or recurring abscesses may lead us to recommend extraction, and we’ll collaborate closely with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that can include Sedation. Conscious sedation plays a vital role in ensuring a more relaxed, comfortable and stress-free experience for our patients undergoing tooth extraction, particularly for those who have dental anxiety or fear.
Already Received a Diagnosis?
If your dentist has confirmed that your wisdom tooth requires extraction, but your current practice doesn’t offer sedation, we’re here to assist. We gladly accept referrals from other UK practices. Upon contacting us, we’ll schedule a consultation within a week to ensure prompt treatment within a month. Our goal is to alleviate the discomfort caused by your tooth and have you feeling like yourself again in no time.
NHS Waiting Times: The escalating demand for oral surgery in Bristol has resulted in challenging access to NHS referrals for wisdom tooth removal. Local NHS dental facilities and hospitals are currently facing waiting times exceeding 12 months for extractions with Sedation. For those experiencing significant pain and are unable to wait for such prolonged periods, please visit our referrals page to discover more about receiving treatment at our Bristol dental practice.
Will My Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hurt?
The process of removing wisdom teeth is typically straightforward, and performed under local anaesthesia after an initial consultation. Local anaesthesia has advanced significantly over the years, and can effectively numb the area to alleviate any pain associated with the extraction. This ensures a virtually painless experience, resolving the discomfort caused by the problematic tooth.
Moreover, opting for sedation can significantly enhance your comfort, creating a relaxed atmosphere during the procedure. We provide various types of sedation tailored to your preferences:
1) Oral Sedation: We use Midazolam, a benzodiazepine medication, to ease anxiety and promote drowsiness.
2) Nasal Sedation: We use a liquid form of Midazolam through the nose, which is particularly beneficial for patients with needle phobia.
3) Conscious IV Sedation: Administered through a small cannula in the back of your hand, this potent method ensures reliable sedation. Our trained staff will closely monitor you throughout the treatment to prioritise your safety and well-being.
These options aim to provide a relaxed and pain-free experience during your wisdom tooth extraction.
At The Bristol Dental Practice, we have a team of adept dentists trained in sedation who can provide you with the care and comfort you need during extraction. You can learn more about our resident dentists by checking out their profiles.
We also have several experts in oral and gum surgery, including our Principal Dentist, Dr Jonathan Cochrane, and dentists, Dr Joel Thomas and Dr Kathryn French, who are available for more complex cases. These specialists have vast experience in advanced procedures that are typically only available in a hospital setting.
Our dentists have worked in both practice and hospital settings, including some of the most renowned hospitals in the country, such as Eastman Dental Hospital and Guy’s Hospital. Accordingly, our patients can be assured of the highest level of care and treatment.
Contact Us Today
If you’d like to have your wisdom tooth examined or are interested in being referred to our Bristol practice for painless wisdom tooth removal, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 0117 910 5929 or book online.