The pain of wisdom teeth toothache can leave us in agony and misery. At The Bristol Dental Practice, we provide expert wisdom tooth removal services, often with sedation and will get you out of pain quickly.
Avoid lengthy waiting lists
Rising demand has made it increasingly difficult for patients to get appointments for oral surgery procedures in Bristol. Waiting lists for wisdom tooth removal can be lengthy, and in some cases, NHS waiting times can be more than 12 months for a sedation wisdom tooth extraction appointment.
If you opt for private wisdom tooth removal here, you can be pain-free in no time. Appointments are often available within 1 week and our patients can expect to undergo treatment within one month.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. However, not everyone develops wisdom teeth, and for those who do, it’s common to experience problems due to their improper eruption.
When is wisdom tooth removal necessary?
Wisdom tooth removal may be necessary in the following situations:
Impacted teeth: When wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to fully emerge, they become impacted and can cause pain, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth.
Crowding: Wisdom teeth can cause misalignment and overcrowding of existing teeth, leading to orthodontic issues.
Decay or gum disease: Wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean properly, making them susceptible to decay and gum disease.
Damage to jawbone: In some cases, wisdom teeth may develop cysts or tumours, which can cause damage to the jawbone and surrounding structures.
The wisdom tooth removal process
Our experienced oral surgeons in Bristol perform wisdom tooth removal and apply the following steps:
Evaluation: We will evaluate your dental and medical history, take X-rays, and digital scans and perform a thorough examination to determine the position and condition of your wisdom teeth.
Anaesthesia: Before the procedure, we will administer local anaesthesia or offer sedation to ensure your comfort during the surgery if you are particularly nervous about the procedure.
Extraction: Your oral surgeon will carefully remove the wisdom teeth. In some cases, a small incision may be made in the gum to access the tooth.
Stitching and recovery: If necessary, dissolvable stitches will be placed to promote proper healing. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and recommend pain management techniques.
Is wisdom teeth removal painful?
Most people have little to no pain after surgery but some experience some swelling and mild discomfort for 2 -3 days. To help with any discomfort:
- Take anti-inflammatory medication (as directed by your dentist) to reduce any swelling.
- Apply ice packs to reduce swelling.
- Eat soft foods and avoid chewing on the extraction site.
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Maintain good oral hygiene by gently brushing and rinsing your mouth with saltwater.
- Attend follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.
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How we help nervous patients
At The Bristol Dental Practice, we understand that many people are anxious about visiting the dentist. However, we have put a host of measures in place to ensure that your experience is as pleasant and painless as possible. All of our staff receive special training on how to support nervous patients, and we offer additional solutions such as conscious sedation.
Wisdom tooth removal referrals
As a trusted and experienced practice, The Bristol Dental Practice can accept self-referrals and referrals from other clinics, allowing patients to benefit from the wide range of treatments we offer here while remaining registered with their current dental practice.
If you’re experiencing wisdom tooth-related problems, do not hesitate to contact our skilled dental team at The Bristol Dental Practice. We will provide you with the expert care you need and ensure a comfortable wisdom tooth removal procedure.