Extractions and wisdom teeth extractions can generally be performed in the dental chair. However, we are now also able to offer general anaesthetic and intravenous sedation for extraction procedures.
Standard Wisdom Teeth Extractions
If your wisdom teeth have become impacted and are causing you pain then your dentist will suggest you have them removed. Wisdom teeth extractions are performed under either a local, general or a sedation anaesthetic.
Even if your wisdom teeth are not causing you pain your dentist may suggest they are removed to prevent future problems with adjacent teeth.
Complicated Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common and generally safe procedure, however as all surgical procedures come with their risks, we want our patients to know that at Kew Dentistry we are prepared for any complications that may arise and for them to make an informed choice before undergoing any procedure.
Wisdom teeth are close to a bundle of nerves, which run along the lower jaw as well as nerves to the tongue that affect feeling and taste. Damage to these nerves can occur which can cause numbness in your lower lip or tongue, or changes to taste.
Our dentists are fully aware of this risk and use the upmost care when extracting wisdom teeth to avoid any potential nerve damage, and are prepared if any of these complications arise during your procedure. Exaction risks will depend on the individual and our dentists will explain if any of these risks apply to you.
If your wisdom teeth have been causing you pain or discomfort make an appointment today for an assessment and discussion about your treatment options.
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