Many people need to have certain teeth removed throughout their life through no fault of their own, and we have specific training and experience when it comes to the most common example of this, which is wisdom teeth Harley Street.
Otherwise known as the third molars, wisdom teeth Harley Street are the last teeth to erupt and are usually making an appearance when a person is about 17 years or older. Because most people’s mouths are not big enough to accommodate these teeth, they are prone to become impacted and maxillofacial surgery is generally needed in order to have them removed.
What is maxillofacial surgery?
This is a term that is used for surgical dental procedures that affect the mouth, jaw, face and neck. The role varies, although the most common reason for such a surgery is due to these third molars. A dental practice that has the capabilities to perform such surgical matters means that many people are referred to these professionals who have the tools, equipment and experience to competently perform these sometimes complicated procedures and restore your health again. As wisdom teeth Harley Street can be quite troublesome and cause not only a lot of pain, but bring your wellbeing below par as well.
Why is this?
Many dentists wait until it is necessary to remove these teeth, once they become impacted and partially erupting or once pain becomes problematic to the individual. Often, impacted teeth become infected with food debris getting stuck in the area, sometimes cysts develop underneath the gum as the tooth develops over the years and this can damage surrounding teeth and the jawbone as well.
The removal procedure
This varies for everyone depending on the position of the third molar, the underlying complications of cysts, infection and so forth and the general removal of the tooth itself, which can be difficult. Roots can sometimes hook around, making it more difficult to extract. Surgery does need to be performed in order to remove the tooth.
You will undergo a local anaesthetic for this and depending on your wishes, you can also have sedation throughout the procedure as well, to alleviate any feeling of distress that you could have throughout the surgery.
After surgery, swelling and some pain is expected and we offer a range of solutions to help you through this time. After 2 weeks, this will subside and you will be brought back into the dental practice so that we can check up on your healing. By applying cold packs, eating cold, liquid-like products and avoiding smoking, you can help to ease the swelling and pain and speed up your recovery. Make sure you keep well rested and take pain medication when required and according to direction.
A lot of people talk about the removal of these teeth and a lot of horror stories are heard. Remember to keep an open mind regarding your experience so as to not let other people’s experiences haunt you as you embark on your own. Everyone is different and when you are in competent hands, you can be assured of a quick recovery.