A wise man once said- “ouch what is the point of these extra teeth in my head!” or something along those lines. Third molars are a challenge to popular wisdom and the running theory as to why they are there at all is as a replacement for lost teeth, which can occur over time.
Almost like a double adult tooth, third molars are teeth that you receive as your body has made the assumption that, throughout the wearing tear of life, you will have probably lost a couple of molars and there will be plenty of room for them to move into the vacant space.
Modernity along with improving life spans and general health, modernity has been very good, allowing people to keep their teeth throughout their adult lives. Resulting in a mouth with little room for the extra teeth and occasionally requiring endodontic wisdom teeth Harley Street intervention.
The extraction exception
There is a bit of a bias among dentists to do their best to save teeth. In relation to treatment for underlying abscesses the extraction option has always been there, but root canals are favoured. They result in a root treated tooth which should last as long as any other if well cared for, as well as resolving the underlying abscess in the fast majority of cases.
Third molars are usually the exception to this rule. They can have an exceptionally complicated root system; molars usually have two and front teeth, one, but third molars range between 2 and 6, depending on ethnicity. Their location at the rear of the mouth makes cleaning and widening each of these roots challenging, not to mention that these roots are usually highly covered and somewhat impacted in very limited space. In short, any wisdom teeth Harley Street procedure is highly likely to be challenging.
Going the distance
We go the extra distance and will carry out wisdom teeth Harley Street treatments.
But root canals usually follow a certain process, with the degree of variation; this variation occurs when it comes to third molars. And, as is the way for such an extreme treatment, it always has to start with a full set of X-rays and an extensive exploration of the problem to see how we could go about cleaning the extensive root system.
Most root canals are performed over 2 sessions; this is simply due to the length of the procedure, although in such complicated cases this can be extended up to three. In between each of these sessions, an antiseptic solution will be placed inside the tooth and a temporary cap on the access hole. These cleaning solutions will slowly percolate the dentin of the tooth, aiding in the cleaning process and reducing the chances of abscess recurrence.
We do accept referrals from other dentists if your provider has stated that the treatment is too complicated for the clinic. If you think you could benefit from our expertise, please feel free to get in contact with the clinic. We are currently accepting new patients at this time and would be happy to hear from you.