A wise word on wisdom teeth from your dentist in Alexandria

Most of us experience the need to have a wisdom tooth extracted during our early 20s or beyond as they emerge and begin to present issues due to a range of reasons, including when partial exposure causes food trapping which can lead on to decay or infection.

Wisdom teeth can have a negative impact on the rest of your teeth as well as your oral health and general well-being. People can suffer from infection for some time without even realising it. By having regular visits to your dentist in Alexandria, full face X-rays can monitor the changes that are constantly occurring and give both patient and dentist a good understanding of what can be expected with regards to their wisdom teeth.

Your dentist in Alexandria will speak bluntly and honestly about your wisdom teeth and their condition so that there are no nasty surprises or false assumptions regarding the impending procedure and aftercare. Don’t let this put you off, most wisdom tooth extractions are extremely straightforward and healing time is fast.

As technology has improved, extraction has become a more precise procedure, with the right tools allowing for less invasive techniques. We make sure we invest in pristine, modern equipment and are right on the button with the new research that emerges so that you can be confident in our ability to treat you.

What is the typical procedure during a tooth extraction?

Every extraction is different of course, but we can certainly give you a general overview of what you might expect throughout the procedure which can certainly alleviate some fears of the unknown.

If you do feel anxious or nervous about the upcoming extraction, we urge you to speak with us concerning these fears. There are a range of sedation options available which can have you on cloud nine throughout the entire extraction process. The area will probably be numbed so that you will not feel any of the tooth removal, except some pulling and pushing.

Before the procedure, it may be required that we take an X-ray of your teeth. This gives us an understanding of the tooth roots and the location of the nerves.

Rest assured knowing that we have all of the right tools and equipment processed in a sterile environment in order to extract your troublesome tooth with accurate precision. Your recovery can be surprisingly quick should you follow the directions that we provide you with for after extraction care.

Wisdom teeth extractions can present with swelling of the face and discomfort that can be eased with over the counter pain relief. By avoiding certain foods and smoking during this time, healing can be quickened.

We may offer you a course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of further infection if you have presented with gum disease or infection of the extracted tooth. It is likely that we will insist on seeing you again after a predetermined time for healing to ensure that the extraction was a complete success at your dentist in Alexandria.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.