Our Wisdom Teeth Treatment Options
When your wisdom teeth start to emerge, they need space to grow. If your mouth isn’t big enough to squeeze more teeth in, things can get crowded. Wisdom teeth can start to cause damage to your jaw as well as to adjacent teeth. But it’s not just your teeth and jaw that will be affected; your gums will become inflamed too.
If you’re experiencing the pain and discomfort associated with an impacted wisdom tooth, you should get this dealt with sooner rather than later.
The treatments options are simple; you can get your wisdom teeth extracted. This will leave enough room for the rest of your teeth, reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay and save you the severe discomfort associated with an erupted wisdom tooth. You can quite happily live without your third molars.
Even if you’re not experiencing any of the discomfort associated with impacted wisdom teeth, your dentist may recommend that you have them removed anyway, as this will cut down the risk of other complications later down the line.
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Practice principal, Implant Surgeon and Specialist Oral Surgeon Dr. Abdul Dalghous is regarded as the go-to clinician in the U.K (not just Leeds) for wisdom teeth extractions and complex oral surgery.
If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to break into your mouth, they can be painful, damage your jaw and other teeth, and leave your gums inflamed. So it’s best to have them dealt with.
Why are my wisdom teeth causing me pain?
It could be that your mouth’s too small to make room for the new teeth, or they’re just growing at an angle and pushing up against your other molars. Either way, we’ll remove them easily so the rest of your teeth have room to breathe.
You’ve probably got tonnes of questions. But before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones.
What problems can arise if I don’t remove my wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, if not grown properly, can cause further dental problems, including damage to surrounding teeth, inflamed/infected gum tissue, jaw damage (cyst growth), cavities, alignment problems, or sinus issues.
Can I be sedated during my wisdom tooth removal?
We offer sedation for all dental treatments.
One of the most popular uses of sedation is for wisdom teeth extractions. Before the procedure, Dr. Dalghous will carry out a pre-sedation assessment in order to make sure all is ok before having the treatment done under sedation.
Is the treatment going to be painful?
The only thing you should feel is a slight scratch as the anesthetic is being administered. Following that you will feel no pain just pressure and slight pushing as Dr. Dalghous takes the wisdom tooth out.
What are dry sockets and how do I know if I have one?
Once the tooth is removed, there is a hole in the bone called a socket. A blood clot forms in that area to protect the bone and nerves underneath.
If that clot becomes dislodged or aggravated, it will cause the bone and nerve to be exposed to air, fluids and food, causing an infection – or a dry socket. You will know you have this as you will feel pain radiating up to the ear as well as a bad taste in your mouth and possibly bad breath.
Don’t worry however, dry socket is quite common following a wisdom tooth extraction so all you need to do is get in touch with us and we will bring you in to put a special medicine in the socket to ease the pain and get rid of the dry socket.
Can I go to work the next day?
We usually recommend resting the next day following the extraction in case of any swelling or bruising however if you need to go to work then it is fine to do so as long as you take it easy.
Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?
You shouldn’t experience any pain during the actual extraction as your mouth will be numbed from the anaesthetic we provide. If you start to feel any discomfort, your surgeon will be able to administer more anaesthetic to you.
We realise that dental procedures can be quite stressful for some people, and if you have a fear of going to the dentist, we offer IV sedation. Speak to your dentist about this during your initial consultation.
Can a damaged wisdom tooth impact other teeth?
If left untreated, your wisdom will have a negative effect on your other teeth, particularly your second molars. By pressing up against your other teeth, an infection may develop. Having crowded teeth may cause the enamel to degrade too.
Can there be complications from wisdom teeth removal?
For the most part, having your wisdom teeth taken out is quite straightforward.
There are very occasionally slight complications associated with the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. On rare occasions, a condition known as dry socket can occur.
But don’t worry, you’ll be in the safest of hands. Dr Abdul Dalghous has performed countless extractions over the years, and he knows the back of a mouth as well as most people know the back of their hands.
Does wisdom tooth removal help benefit oral hygiene?
If left in place, your wisdom tooth could cause infections to the neighbouring teeth and gums.
Having your wisdom teeth removed can also stop halitosis, which is caused by trapped bacteria surrounding the infected tooth.
The Benefits Of Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth may well cause a considerable amount of pain as they start to emerge, and it’s always best to consult with your dentist about the prospect of having them extracted. One of the major benefits of the procedure to extract impacted wisdom teeth is that it will alleviate your pain and discomfort.
If your third molars are left to their own devices, they can cause a host of different dental issues. There won’t necessarily be enough room for all of your other teeth, and your third molars could damage their neighbours.
The symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Swelling in the jaw area
- Swollen gums
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Bleeding or tender gum tissue
- Pain in your jaw
If you’re experiencing any of those associated dental problems already, then it’s already time for the removal of your wisdom teeth.
Why Choose The Yorkshire Dental Suite For Your Wisdom Tooth Treatment?
From the moment you step foot in our state-of-the-art Leeds practice, you’ll be made to feel perfectly at ease. We’ve paid a great deal of attention to detail and set out to ensure your visit to the dentist is a pleasant experience.
We’ll start with an initial consultation where we’ll examine your third molars and see whether they need to be removed. From there, we’ll develop a care plan and talk you through what you can expect from the procedure. There’ll be plenty of opportunity at this point to ask any questions you may have about your wisdom teeth and how we plan to remove them.
Our oral surgeon, Dr Abdul Dalghous, is widely regarded as being one of the top UK specialists in the field of wisdom tooth extraction along with a range of other complex dental procedures. When it comes to the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, you couldn’t be in safer hands.
Not only will your procedure be carried out by an expert, but we’ve got a great team here at Yorkshire Dental Suite. They’ll ensure your wisdom teeth recovery is smooth and as comfortable as possible.
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"Awesome service from a team who quite simply are at the top of their game. The service my wife received due to a difficult extraction requiring sedation was superb from start to finish. She was reassured and the whole procedure was successful without any problems at all. Thanks and well done."
"Would highly recommend YDS to anyone that wants to perfect their smile. Went in for my consultation and the staff made me feel at ease and comfortable as soon as I walked through the door. They were incredibly kind and knowledgeable with the information they gave me as I had a few questions before my assessment with the DR."
"The Yorkshire Dental Suite is a well run professional buisness. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and caring and put you at ease with their great attitude. I am very happy with the work I have had done and feel relaxed and happy about continuing on with my treatment"
"Definitely recommend this place. I am absolutely satisfied with everything that doctor Dr Dalghous did for my wife. Many many thanks for your attention and high professionalism. You can trust them and it's right choice to come to YDS."
Contact Us Today For Stress-Free Wisdom Teeth Treatment
If you need your wisdom teeth taken out, then the friendly team of dentists at Yorkshire Dental Suite are here to help. We’ll ensure you have a stress-free experience from your initial consultation through to your aftercare.
Booking a consultation couldn’t be easier – simply fill in our online form, and we’ll do the rest. Alternatively, get in touch with us directly by phone at 0113 887 9594.
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