Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Ensuring Comfort and Oral Health
Expert Care for the Removal of Troublesome Wisdom Teeth
At Care For Smiles, we understand that the emergence of wisdom teeth can be a challenging and sometimes painful experience. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure that our experienced team performs with precision and care to ensure your comfort and promote optimal oral health.
Why Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
- Limited Space: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often emerge when there is insufficient space in the jaw. This can lead to misalignment, crowding, and potential damage to neighbouring teeth.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth may become impacted, partially emerging or remaining trapped beneath the gumline. This can lead to pain, infection, and potential damage to surrounding structures.
- Prevention of Oral Issues: Removing problematic wisdom teeth can prevent a range of oral issues, including infection, inflammation, and the development of cysts or tumours.
How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Works
- Assessment: Dr. Rishay Naidoo will assess the position, alignment, and overall condition of your wisdom teeth using diagnostic tools such as X-rays.
- Anaesthesia: Before the extraction, the area around the wisdom teeth is numbed with local anaesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
- Extraction: Using advanced techniques, Dr. Rishay will carefully remove the wisdom teeth. In some cases, the teeth may be sectioned to facilitate safe extraction.
- Closure: The extraction sites are gently cleaned, and stitches may be placed if necessary. Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided to support a smooth recovery.
Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Signs You May Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Pain or Discomfort
Persistent pain, tenderness, or discomfort in the back of the mouth.
Swelling or Redness
Swelling, redness, or inflammation in the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth.
Difficulty Opening Mouth
Limited jaw movement or difficulty opening your mouth fully.
Frequent infections or inflammation associated with the wisdom teeth.
Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extraction
- Prevents Impaction Issues: Removes the risk of impaction and associated complications.
- Protects Neighbouring Teeth: Prevents potential damage to adjacent teeth due to crowding or misalignment.
- Reduces Oral Discomfort: Alleviates pain, swelling, and discomfort associated with problematic wisdom teeth.
Ready to address your wisdom teeth concerns and promote optimal oral health?