Wisdom tooth removal in Preston
The extraction of those pesky wisdom teeth is probably the most common dental procedures carried out in the UK.
It is worth mentioning that removing your wisdom teeth is not always necessary, even when these teeth are "impacted" i.e. the tooth or teeth don't have enough room in the mouth to emerge appropriately.
In many cases, these molars don't cause any issues neither with your tooth alignment nor with your bite and thus, extraction of your wisdom teeth, in this case, would be entirely unnecessary.
In other cases, however, your wisdom tooth can cause severe pain unfortunately and this is a time when a visit to your dental office is definitely warranted.
Like with most procedures, the dentist will do a thorough examination and will proceed to take an x-ray image of the affected wisdom tooth.
The position and structure of the impacted tooth and its surroundings can give a much better idea to the dentist of the level of complexity of the procedure and what strategy he or she would need to develop to resolve the issue.
It also depends on what type of issue we are dealing with as there are a few, typical "by-products" of an impacted wisdom tooth including but not limited to:
Although some of the above may sound a bit serious and scary, a course of antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash can treat the symptoms very easily and once the "offending" wisdom tooth is extracted these issues should go away for good.
Because of the local anaesthetic, the area around the wisdom tooth is numb and you don't feel any pain during the procedure.
You will feel the pressure as the dentist is working on removing the tooth, but even if you feel discomfort or some pain, a little more numbing agent can block the pain receptors.
Make sure you have regular dental checks with your local dentist in Preston, but if your wisdom tooth is troubling you in particular, rest assured that your oral care professionals can handle it no problem.