An impacted Wisdom Tooth
- Some bone is removed to gain access
- The tooth is split
- The roots are removed separately
- The gum is replaced and heals naturally
In cases of advanced gum disease and tooth decay, teeth may need to be extracted. Some patients may also develop impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause intense pain. This is alleviated by having them removed surgically. One area in which it is possible for dentists to specialise is oral surgery, an umbrella term for all dental procedures involving surgery, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth.
It is always important to get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you.
Inability to open your mouth fully (trismus) and extreme pain on swallowing
This minor surgical procedure can be carried out under IV sedation (twilight sleep)
Oral surgery in dentistry is considered a specialisation. Here at Acorn Dental Care we offer all types of oral surgical procedures ranging from simple extractions, apicectomies, implants to impacted wisdom teeth extractions. All these procedures can be carried out under local anaesthetic with or without intravenous sedation (twilight sleep).