Removal of Wisdom Teeth

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre our highly skilled dentists prioritise the extraction of infected or painful wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth can be painful due to impaction, tooth decay or a gum infection. Sometimes a wisdom tooth is impacted and food gathers around the partially erupted tooth causing swelling of the gum and severe pain. There is not always enough space in the mouth for a wisdom tooth to erupt which may prevent a patient eating comfortably if the tooth grows into a person’s cheek. Wisdom teeth can damage neighbouring teeth by causing decay or cause a person’s front teeth to crowd. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars at the back of your mouth which usually erupt into your mouth when you’re in your early twenties. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our dentists are highly trained in the removal of infected, decayed and painful impacted wisdom teeth. We guarantee that patients experiencing jaw pain from wisdom teeth will be seen on the same day when they contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic in North Dublin. We’re the wisdom teeth experts!

 

Partially erupted impacted wisdom teeth allow bacteria and food to cause infection around wisdom teeth which causes pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. Partially erupted wisdom teeth are higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease as they’re difficult for patients to clean. The awkward position of these wisdom teeth can also make them difficult to floss. Wisdom teeth infections can result in pain, swelling and damage to nearby teeth. Wisdom teeth can prevent people eating comfortably and when infected or decayed they can wake people up from their sleep in pain. Many patients report that painkillers do not work for a painful and infected impacted wisdom tooth.

 

Typically if a wisdom tooth develops an infection then the gum will become sore and swollen. A person can develop bad breath, bad taste and difficulty opening their mouth when eating. Sometimes pus can exude from the gum surrounding the wisdom tooth. Patients can feel generally systemically unwell with malaise, tiredness and a temperature.

Some theories suggest that the eruption of wisdom teeth into the mouth can cause teeth to crowd towards the front of the mouth. There is a need for more dental research to prove the relationship between the eruption of wisdom teeth and anterior teeth crowding at the front of the mouth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my wisdom teeth are sore?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we prioritise the treatment of impacted, infected, decayed and painful wisdom teeth. Please contact us immediately if you have a sore or swollen gum over your wisdom tooth or if your wisdom tooth is decayed, impacted and hurting. Sometimes food can get caught under the flap of gum over your impacted wisdom teeth causing pain. Some people cannot even close their mouth or eat properly when their wisdom tooth is painful. Infected wisdom teeth can cause pain at night with little relief from painkillers necessitating their removal. A dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic will prioritise the removal of your wisdom tooth if you’re experiencing a painful, swollen, rotten or infected wisdom tooth. Sometimes there is not enough space for a wisdom tooth to erupt and this can cause decay on the neighbouring tooth or an ulcer in a patient’s cheek due to a lack of space for the wisdom tooth. A dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Sutton, Dublin 13 will be able to address your wisdom tooth concerns following a dental examination.

I'm really nervous about having my impacted wisdom tooth extracted, what is sedation?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we provide inhalation and intravenous conscious dental sedation for patients who are nervous about having their impacted wisdom teeth removed. Your dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic will explain to you what conscious dental sedation involves and which treatment option is most suitable for you. Dental sedation makes your wisdom tooth extraction relaxing and comfortable if you’re a nervous dental patient. You will need a responsible adult to stay with you for 24 hours following dental sedation. Whilst sedated you will be able to talk throughout your treatment but you will be in a relaxed and comfortable state of mind. You must not drive, operate machinery, cook, drink alcohol, make important decisions or mind children for 24 hours as your judgement and memory will be affected by your dental sedation.

How are upper wisdom teeth removed or extracted?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, the extraction or removal of upper wisdom teeth is often similar to other teeth and can be completed within a short appointment.

How are lower wisdom teeth removed?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we educate our patients that many lower wisdom teeth cannot be taken out in a similar way to other teeth. Wisdom teeth can be positioned beneath the gum either partially or completely impacted. This means that the impacted wisdom teeth can be lying at an angle to the neighbouring tooth. This will require a minor oral surgery procedure to have these removed and sutures place. Removal of difficult wisdom teeth can be done under sedation if necessary for nervous patients. We’re the pain-free and stress-free wisdom teeth removal experts!

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