AFFORDABLE EXTRACTIONS IN WELLSFORD, RODNEY, AUCKLAND
At Wellsford Dental, we perform all extractions from single tooth extractions, wisdom tooth extractions and full mouth extractions. We offer a gentle, caring and relaxed environment for you while you undergo treatment. Please remember we are here to help you overcome your fear. Dr. Karthik Mohan and Dr. Jim Han are exceptionally known for their gentle nature and calm and composed mannerism. We also offer various levels of to make sure you have a comfortable experience.
Most tooth extractions are uneventful procedures that last only a few minutes. Your dentist will remove the compromised tooth quickly, within minutes after being anesthetised, at which point, you should feel only pressure – not pain.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process
Your dentist will use a panoramic digital X-ray to examine the wisdom teeth and assess how they are affecting your smile. Based on this information, we can make a recommendation for addressing your wisdom teeth. Some patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed before they can develop to the point of affecting oral health
Before Tooth Extraction
Before the extraction procedure, we will administer anaesthesia to virtually eliminate pain and, if necessary, oral conscious sedation for anxious patients at your request. This combination will help you to remain comfortable in a state of near-sleep throughout the procedure.
During Tooth Extraction
Extraction steps will depend on your case. Your dentist will access your wisdom tooth through an incision in your gum line if your wisdom tooth is not fully erupted. Your dentist may need to remove a small portion of jaw bone if it is preventing your tooth from being extracted. If possible, your dentist will loosen your wisdom tooth as a whole. In some rare cases, the dentist will need to extract the tooth in smaller pieces. Once the tooth has been fully removed from its socket, the dentist will be able to close the gum tissue.
After Tooth Extraction
Once your wisdom tooth extraction is complete, you will need to follow instructions from your dentist to ensure that the socket heals properly. It is important that you follow diet guidelines, cleaning instructions, and medication directions as closely as possible.
INFORMATION ON WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Can Help You Avoid Oral Health Complications
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically erupt during a patient’s late teens or early 20s. In many cases, wisdom teeth can cause problems when they erupt an angle or fail to fully erupt because of a lack of space. They can also exert pressure on surrounding teeth, causing pain, misalignment, and other problems. Often, extraction is the best solution.
Concerns with Wisdom Teeth
In some cases, wisdom teeth grow in straight and achieve harmony with surrounding teeth. In these cases, they may not require extraction as long as they are closely monitored and carefully brushed and flossed each day. Wisdom teeth become problematic when they cause disturbance to surrounding gum tissue, nerves, or bone, or when they begin to collide with other teeth. Because they are so far back in the jaw, wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean than other teeth, and more susceptible to decay. It is well documented that removal of wisdom teeth in young adults (below the age of 25) is associated with less after-operation pain and swelling than in older adults. Therefore, if it is determined that your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems, your dentist will usually recommend that you have them removed earlier rather than later.
When you visit us at Wellsford Dental, we can determine if tooth extraction is right for you or your child. We will take time to fully explain your case and answer any questions so you can make an informed decision regarding your treatment. Here, we go above and beyond to ensure that you enjoy your visit to our office and that you have a positive dental experience.
Many of our patients have complimented us on our no-pressure non-judgemental manner in which treatment is provided. When you come to see us, you are in control. We will keep you informed and will happily explain to you treatment procedures and protocols as we go. Any concerns regarding your anxiety towards dental treatment is taken very seriously by our dentists who will provide options and will discuss your concerns in detail with you, ensuring that you have a plan for treatment that is right for your specific needs.
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WISDOM TEETH FAQs
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, which usually happens when you are between 16 and 23 years of age. When there is insufficient gum space for normal eruption, these teeth become “impacted” – that is, they remain below the gum line, or not quite clear of it, because they cannot fully emerge.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause:
- infection of adjacent gum tissue
- dental decay of adjacent teeth
- crowding of front teeth
- (in rare cases) cysts.
It is well documented that removal of wisdom teeth in young adults (below the age of 25) is associated with less after-operation pain and swelling than in older adults. Therefore, if it is determined that your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems, your dentist will usually recommend that you have them removed earlier rather than later.
This will always be your choice, although recommendations will be made during your consultation appointment and your options will be assessed.
There may be some bleeding and discomfort following the extractions. While your mouth heals, you have to be careful not to dislodge the blood clot or harm your healing gums. You should not consume solid foods, alcohol, coffee, soda or hot beverages in the first few days following your procedure. You shouldn’t even brush your teeth for the first day of recovery. A typical wisdom teeth recovery time is three to four days, although it can be as long as one week. The length of recovery depends a lot on how badly the wisdom teeth were impacted and how they were erupting.
At Wellsford Dental, we will give you an itemised quote during your consultation appointment. This will include an estimate of sedation and extraction fees.
If you have medical insurance, your insurance may cover the removal of wisdom teeth removal through a specialist oral surgeon. We sometimes refer wisdom tooth extractions, if they are expected to be more complex or other complications are expected.
As with all surgical procedures there are general and specific risks associated with wisdom teeth removal. Your particular risks will be discussed in detail during your consultation and questions you have will be answered for you.