Wisdom Tooth Removal
Safe wisdom tooth removal with the team at Loughborough Dental & Implant Centre
At Loughborough Dental we often see and treat patients who require removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
Your wisdom teeth are your ‘third molars’. Most patients have a natural set of 32 adult teeth in their lifetime, some have a few more, some a few less. The third molars are usually the last adult teeth to erupt and they normally appear at around 18-21 years of age.
An impacted wisdom tooth is one which has grown in a difficult or troublesome angle and can often require wisdom tooth surgery to remove it. Wisdom teeth tend to erupt later in life and often there may be a lack of space in the jaw to accommodate them, and so the wisdom tooth may not be able to erupt properly or may even remain buried. Sometimes, an impacted wisdom tooth can cause food or bacteria to be easily trapped resulting in gum inflammation and swelling, leading to pain and infection.
Our experienced team of clinicians will carefully examine you to diagnose the best solution for removal
There are 4 types of impacted wisdom teeth:
Why do I need my impacted wisdom tooth removed?
The reasons for removing an impacted wisdom tooth varies largely from case to case. If the wisdom tooth has come through properly and you are experiencing no problems from it, we usually advise patients to leave it as it is. If, however there is difficulty in keeping it clean and there is a high chance that it might cause problems in the future then we may suggest removal.
Our team of skilled and experienced clinicians will remove impacted wisdom teeth with minimal disruption and discomfort
Nervous about wisdom tooth removal?
Wisdom tooth removal is often a surgical procedure, we have found that dental sedation has helped many people to undergo this procedure in relaxation and comfort.
Conscious Sedation (also known as ‘twilight sedation’, ‘IV sedation’, or ‘sleep sedation’) is a wonderful and extremely safe technique that encourages a deep state of relaxation. At Loughborough Dental, we use a sedative called ‘Midazolam’. The sedative is not designed to ‘put you to sleep’, but is used as a relaxant (although we do find that many patients naturally fall asleep during treatment!).
Patients are usually responsive during treatment (you may hear voices and respond to the gentle squeeze of your hand) but the amnesic effect of the drug will mean that patients remember very little of the procedure afterwards. In addition, patients treated under conscious sedation will often lose track of time, and a very long appointment will appear to be over in minutes.
The sedatives that we use are extremely safe and the side effects are minimal which means that after a 24hr recovery period (no driving, cooking or operating machinery) you can return to everyday life.
We will take the time to assess your medical history prior to your treatment & sedation session to ensure that you are entirely suitable. However, we do find that most patients who are nervous, worried or anxious can be treated using conscious sedation.
Benefits of Dental Sedation:
Conscious Sedation is an extremely effective and safe technique that can be used to help overcome dental phobia for good