Wisdom Tooth Removal and Sedation
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, 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.
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, our staff have completed postgraduate specialised training in Sedation Dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a type of oral care treatment which helps patients to feel calm through sedation. This anti-anxiety drug for patients who are nervous undergoing dental treatments can be administered orally, intra-nasally or intravenously. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we provide sedation for all treatments for nervous patients including the extraction of wisdom teeth.
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we understand that some patients may naturally be apprehensive about their visit to their dentist. If you feel nervous about your appointment, please let us know so we can ensure your experience is a pleasant one.
Our friendly team of dental experts will always take their time to discuss your treatment plan so that we can address all of your concerns in advance. If you require a little extra help please just let us know as we offer oral, inhalation or intravenous sedation for any patients who may be apprehensive about treatment. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our priority is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for all our adult and paediatric dental patients. Dental Sedation is available for all anxious patients who are getting wisdom teeth removed in Smile Hub Dental Clinic.