Wisdom Teeth Removal in Byford
Removing wisdom teeth doesn’t have to be a painful experience. At Byford Smiles, our compassionate and experienced team will take care of you every step of the way. We’ll make sure that the procedure is painless so that your experience is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Put An End To Excruciating Tooth Pain With Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is often put off because people are afraid of the procedure. There’s a lot of uncertainty about whether it will be painful or take a long time to recover.
Byford Smiles offers wisdom teeth removal as a safe and affordable solution for those experiencing pain or discomfort from their third molars. We understand that many people feel anxious about having surgery which is why we offer a range of sedation options to make you feel comfortable during the procedure. We apply the latest techniques for you to recover from wisdom tooth extraction quickly and without pain. If you are considering wisdom teeth removal, our helpful and experienced team at Byford Smiles can provide you with all the information you need.
Advantages of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Less Crowding Means Fewer Orthodontic Problems
Crowded teeth can cause damage to surrounding structures. As other natural teeth are gradually pushed out of the way, wisdom teeth can cause alignment problems over time. Thus, you will be less likely to need braces or other expensive orthodontics to correct teeth misalignment if your wisdom teeth are removed.
Prevent Damage To Nearby Teeth
Wisdom teeth can erode the enamel and roots of adjacent teeth, leaving them vulnerable to tooth decay and bone loss. Also, since it can be difficult to reach and clean your wisdom teeth, food debris can get caught between the crevices and lead to tooth decay.
Alleviated Orofacial Pain
Aside from preventing cavities and diseases, wisdom tooth extraction eases pain. Removing the third molars can relieve pressure, reduce gum sensitivity, and ease tooth sensitivity. You get better teeth and fewer restrictions on what you can eat and drink.
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FAQ's About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most wisdom teeth cause pain, bacterial infection or growth problems, which is why dentists recommend their removal. Here are some consequences of not having the wisdom teeth removed.
Since the third molars are the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity, most of them haven’t enough room in the mouth. Experienced dentists use dental x-rays to determine whether or not there is enough room for your wisdom teeth. These teeth may cause overcrowding, crooked teeth, or even an impaction if your mouth doesn’t have enough space for them.
- Coming in Sideways
Wisdom teeth can come through horizontally in some situations, rather than vertically. Healthy teeth nearby can be damaged, and your bite can be affected, causing more serious problems.
- Tooth decay and gum disease
Assume your wisdom teeth grow normally, and there is room for them in your mouth. Even if you keep your wisdom teeth, keeping them clean can still be difficult since they are in the back of your mouth and are difficult to reach. Without proper oral hygiene, severe tooth decay and gum disease can occur.
The time it takes to remove the wisdom teeth varies due to several factors, including the number of teeth that need to be removed, the position of the teeth and the patient’s mouth opening. Simple cases may take 45 minutes to one hour, but more complicated cases will take longer.
Before the procedure begins, you will be given anaesthesia for pain management. While your wisdom teeth are removed, you will either be numb or fall asleep. When the medication takes effect, your dentist will use dental surgical tools to remove your wisdom teeth.
Based on the complexity of your wisdom tooth extraction and your comfort level, your dentist may use one of three types of anaesthesia. Sedation options include:
- Local anaesthesia:
Local anaesthesia numbs the tooth and the surrounding area where your dentist will work in. As a result of the anaesthetic, there will be some pressure and movement but no pain. The patient also remains fully conscious during the entire procedure.
- IV Sedation:
An intravenous (IV) line is inserted into your arm to provide sedation anaesthesia. You will feel drowsy but still able to talk during the wisdom teeth removal procedure. There will be no pain and little memory of the surgical procedure.
- General anaesthesia:
In some cases, you may be given general anaesthesia. Your medication may be inhaled, or you may have an IV line in your arm. You’ll lose consciousness and the medical personnel will closely monitor your blood pressure, breathing, temperature, and fluid intake. You won’t feel any pain and won’t recall the procedure later.
Making sure you get proper nutrition is very important after your wisdom teeth are removed. You should eat soft foods after surgery. Vitamins, minerals, and protein are also important for wound healing.
Following wisdom tooth removal, you should eat soft foods, like:
- Blended soups:
Tomato or pumpkin soup is preferred since they contain no bits that could irritate the surgical area. Cold or lukewarm soups are recommended, as hot soups dilate the blood vessels and may cause bleeding. Avoid chunks by blending vegetable-based soups smooth.
Broths after dental surgery are excellent sources of nourishment. Besides being delicious, they are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Additionally, broths help you stay hydrated if you struggle to drink enough water but remember they should be lukewarm and not hot.
- Greek yogurt:
Following dental surgery, Greek yogurt is a nutritious, high-protein food that you can eat. Its smooth and creamy texture may help soothe and numb your mouth. Calcium, zinc, and vitamin E are found in Greek yogurt.
- Scrambled eggs:
Eggs are a good choice since they are rich in vitamins and minerals, and a good source of protein. If you are buying eggs, try to find pasteurized or omega-3-enriched varieties. Omega-3 fats may assist in healing. Other egg preparations can be more difficult to swallow than scrambled eggs.
You can boost your nutrition with smoothies when you can’t eat a solid meal. They’re convenient, healthy, and tasty. Smoothies can be customized to suit your taste and nutritional needs. However, refrain from using a straw when drinking smoothies to prevent dislodging the clot in the wound, which can lead to bleeding.
The incision site may take up to two weeks to close after surgery. One can expect swelling in the mouth and cheeks and discomfort for 3-5 days after the procedure. In case of excessive bleeding, severe pain, or any other unusual symptoms, contact your dentist immediately.
A complex wisdom tooth extraction can cost between $300 to $500 per tooth. You may consult our dentist to know how much you can expect to pay for your specific case. Like most procedures, the complexity of one’s case will contribute to the cost of the procedure.