Hamilton Wisdom Teeth Removal Specialists
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The thought of wisdom tooth extraction is sufficient to upset general population, due to lot of general misconceptions which are baseless. On the contrary, wisdom tooth extraction is just like any other tooth extraction process and Hamilton Dental Emergency are highly qualified and experienced in wisdom tooth removal.
Dr. Rahul Gautam has received formal training during his hospital based post graduate training in paediatric dentistry from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. He has developed a special interest in the field of minor oral surgery by continuingly involving his team in wisdom teeth extractions under local anaesthetic, with or without IV sedation on a daily basis.
We are the most sought after dental practice for wisdom tooth removal in Hamilton and take pride in making the process as painless and hassle free as possible.
Surgical Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically arrive between the ages of 17 and 25. Surgical wisdom teeth extraction is usually recommended when there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to come in properly. This may cause pain, infection, or damage to other teeth.
It can also be recommended if the teeth are impacted or coming in at the wrong angle.
We strive to make surgical wisdom teeth extraction a relatively straightforward process , typically taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for a single tooth. First, the surgeon will make an incision in the gums and remove the necessary tooth. Then, the tooth is extracted.
Once the tooth or teeth are removed, the surgeon will close the incision with stitches and the patient will begin the healing process
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IV Dental Sedation
IV Sedation or Intravenous Sedation is a type of sedation used by dentists to help patients relax and reduce anxiety during dental procedures.
IV Dental Sedation has several advantages over other forms of sedation. It produces a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide or oral sedation, allowing for longer and more complicated dental procedures. It also has a quicker onset and a smoother recovery, since the sedative drug is quickly and efficiently delivered to the bloodstream.
Patients are monitored closely throughout their procedure to make sure their vital signs remain stable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure, and we like to make sure you are well informed when considering this procedure. When wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck in the jawbone or gums and unable to erupt), they need to be removed so that they don't damage the nearby teeth and tissues.
If a wisdom tooth is not causing any pain or discomfort and is able to be cleaned properly, your dentist may recommend leaving it in place.
1. There are risks associated with wisdom teeth removal - these include infection, nerve damage, swelling and bleeding. We will should go over the potential risks with you before the procedure.
2. Recovery time from wisdom teeth removal can vary but generally it can range from a few days to a week. Depending on the complexity of the removal, you may need to rest and limit physical activities during your recovery period.
3. You may need to take antibiotics before and/or after the procedure, depending on the complexity of your particular extraction, . We will provide instructions on how to care for yourself post-surgery.
4. Over-the-counter pain medications, cold compresses and saline rinses can help with discomfort after wisdom teeth removal. We will discuss this with you and provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself.
5. Methods of reducing patient discomfort during and after surgical wisdom teeth extraction have improved significantly in recent years. Also, advancements in the use of postoperative antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications have helped to reduce the risk of postoperative complications.
- Before the extraction, the surgeon may take x-rays to examine the teeth and surrounding structures
- The surgeon will then provide you with anesthesia, which can be local, general or IV, depending on the amount of teeth to be removed and the level of sedation desired.
- Prior to local anethetic you will be given topical gel to numb the area near the tooth that needs to be removed.
- Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon begins the process of extracting the teeth by carefully loosening them from their socket and gently removing them.
- Hamilton Dental Emergency Centre specialise in both wisdom teeth extaction and IV sedation so that the prcoedure is as comfort
- IV Sedation works by suppressing the nervous system and reducing awareness of the external environment.
- You are given a light sedative agent, such as Midazolam, through an IV line in their arm or hand. Another medication, such as Fentanyl, is then administered intravenously to further sedate the patient.
- IV Sedation allows for a more precise level of medication during the procedure, meaning that the patient can be kept in a comfortable state of sedation throughout the entire appointment.
- We will discuss any medical issues or concerns with you before undergoing any type of sedation, including the potential risks and benefits associated with IV Sedation.
- IV Sedation is not suitable for certain individuals due to adverse reactions to the medication or underlying medical conditions. These can include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and confusion.
- When You're Experiencing Discomfort: If you're starting to experience pain or discomfort around your wisdom teeth, it's probably a good time to get them removed. Pain can be caused by a variety of things, including impacted teeth, overcrowding or misalignment.
- When Impacted Teeth are Present: If your wisdom teeth are impacted, or growing in at an angle, it can cause pain and crowding in your mouth. Your dentist can help determine if your wisdom teeth should be extracted.
- When Overcrowding is Present: Some individuals may not have enough room in their mouths for the wisdom teeth to break through properly. In some cases, this can lead to overcrowding, which can cause pain, infections and other dental problems.
- When You Have a Poorly-Aligned Jaw: If you have a poorly-aligned jaw, your wisdom teeth may put added pressure on it, causing damage. Getting them removed can help alleviate this issue.
- When You Have an Oral Infection: Oral infections caused by impacted or overcrowded wisdom teeth can be painful and cause damage to surrounding teeth. Removing your wisdom teeth can help prevent further issues from developing.
- When Your Wisdom Teeth are Decaying: If you have wisdom teeth that are decaying, you may need to get them removed in order to prevent the decay from spreading to other teeth.
- When You're Getting Braces: If you're planning on getting braces, it's a good idea to get your wisdom teeth removed first. This can help avoid complications that can occur when you already have braces on.ollowing your dentist’s instructions can help ensure that you have a full and speedy recovery.
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