If a tooth has decayed beyond repair, our dentist will suggest you extract the affected tooth (tooth removal).
Tooth Extractions Are Also Carried Out In The Following Cases:
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth (erupt). Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — two on the top, and two on the bottom. Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that don’t have enough room to emerge or develop normally.
Generally, the area is numbed with a local anaesthetic while our experienced dentists ensure that you are not in any sort of pain before proceeding with the procedure.
The pain may start as soon as the anaesthetic wears out, which is usually after 2 hours.
That’s why our dentists may prescribe painkillers before the anaesthetic wears out to help control the pain.
The procedure depends on the complexity of the case. However, most cases are completed in less than 1 hour.
It’s best to keep yourself free so that you can head home and relax for rest of the day. You may go to work the next day, provided that you are feeling comfortable. However, make sure to take it easy and avoid exerting yourself.
You may experience mild to moderate discomfort, bleeding and swelling in the areas where your wisdom tooth was removed. It is common for some mild to moderate pain and swelling to persist for a few days after your surgery. But worry not – your dentist will prescribe you analgesics (pain medications) to help relieve discomfort for a more comfortable recovery.
To speed up the healing process, follow these helpful tips after your wisdom tooth removal: