Painless Wisdom Tooth Removal in Bristol
Got a painful wisdom tooth that’s bringing you down? We know how awful it can be to deal with that dull, throbbing pain. We also understand that the thought of having the tooth removed might be even more of a concern. So, it should bring you great relief to hear that there are ways of extracting your wisdom tooth that are easy and painless, such as with sedation.
In this blog post, we will explore what you need to know about painless wisdom tooth removal in Bristol and how we can help:
Diagnosing Problematic Wisdom Teeth:
Wisdom teeth typically emerge at the back of our gums during our late teens or early adulthood. However, they often encounter complications due to limited space as they attempt to grow alongside our existing teeth. This can result in wisdom teeth growing at odd angles or only partially erupting, earning them the name “impacted teeth”.
Now, impacted wisdom teeth can cause various dental concerns, so having them checked out is a good idea. For instance, the positioning of an impacted tooth can create crevices where food particles and bacteria can get trapped, causing plaque build-up. If left untreated, plaque can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and painful abscesses and cysts. While we can manage certain issues with antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash, tooth extraction is often the most effective treatment for impacted wisdom teeth.
The best way to see if you require wisdom tooth removal is to visit your dentist once you experience any discomfort. While the idea of having your tooth removed may sound unpleasant (who wants that, right?), technology and dental practises have greatly enhanced over recent years, and there are now options available to ease pain and anxiety, such as sedation.
At The Bristol Dental Practice, we’ll carefully examine the troublesome tooth, keeping an eye out for any signs of decay, cysts or misalignment. If your tooth requires extraction, we will work closely with you to build a bespoke treatment plan that can include sedation if that would make you feel more relaxed.
Sedation can make the whole experience much more bearable, alleviating the stress and anxiety that often comes with a tooth extraction.
Already Received a Diagnosis?
If you’ve already been diagnosed with an impacted wisdom tooth that needs extracting at another dental practice and now want to include sedation in your treatment plan, you could be waiting a while. Likewise, if your current dentist doesn’t offer sedation, you may find yourself searching for alternative practices for a referral.
Unfortunately, the growing demand for oral surgery procedures in Bristol has made it increasingly challenging for patients to secure appointments. NHS dental practices in the South West and also dental hospitals have waiting lists over 12 months in duration for extractions (including wisdom tooth removal) with the aid of sedation.
That being said, if you choose to go for private wisdom tooth removal with us, you can expect a speedy and pain-free resolution. We have appointments available within one week and strive to ensure you receive treatment within one month.
We understand the pain caused by wisdom teeth and prioritise accommodating our patients as swiftly as possible so they can return to their normal selves in no time.
Tooth extractions are simple procedures, and when it comes to wisdom teeth, they can often be easily removed with local anaesthesia following an initial consultation. In rare instances, we may need to make a small incision in your gum to access the tooth, which might require dissolvable stitches to ensure proper healing.
If you’re interested in learning more about wisdom tooth removal in Bristol, including how to prepare for the procedure and valuable tips for a smooth recovery, check out our informative blog post on oral surgery. It’s packed with helpful information to guide you through the process.
How Does Sedation Work?
We offer various forms of sedation to ensure the comfort and relaxation of our patients. These include:
- Oral sedation: We use Midazolam, a benzodiazepine medication, to ease anxiety and induce drowsiness.
- Nasal sedation: We use a liquid form of Midazolam absorbed via the nose, for use in needle phobic patients.
- Conscious IV sedation: Administered through a cannula placed in the back of your hand, this is the most potent and reliable form of sedation. Our trained staff will closely monitor you throughout treatment to ensure your safety and well-being.
At The Bristol Dental Practice, we prioritise your safety and well-being, which is why conscious IV sedation is our preferred method of choice. It offers optimal safety and allows for effective monitoring. However, if you have a fear of needles, we are more than happy to explore alternative options.
For more information on what to expect when receiving sedation and how we assess patients before incorporating it into their treatment plan, take a look at our latest blog post on sedation.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Bristol (Referrals):
At The Bristol Dental Practice, we gladly welcome both self-referrals and referrals from other clinics in Bristol. This means that patients can take advantage of our extensive services while still being registered with their current dental practice. We believe in providing accessible and comprehensive care to all, regardless of how you come to us.
Get in touch with our welcoming reception team at 0117 910 5929 or book online, so we can examine your smile and professionally advise the most suitable next steps for your case.
We can’t wait to meet you!