The removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anaesthesia with or without intravenous sedation. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is usually sutured, these sutures dissolve after 5-7 days. You are then required to bite on a piece of gauze to help control bleeding.
Risks and complications of procedure
Common risks and complications include post-operative pain, post-operative bleeding, post-operative infection, dry socket.
Rare risks and complications include:
- Possible involvement of the nerve. This may result in temporary or possible permanent tingling or numbness or pain in the affected area
- For upper teeth, possible involvement of the sinus during teeth removal. This may require additional treatment
- A small fragment of root being left in the jaw; its removal may require more extensive surgery
- Damage to adjacent teeth/fillings
- Reaction to the drugs used.
Call your local family dental clinic today
The experienced team at Real Dentistry are happy to discuss your dental concerns and recommend the ideal treatment for your situation and budget. The options available to patients are now safer, easier, and more effective than ever – we can create natural and aesthetically pleasing solutions to your damaged or broken teeth.
If you have any questions, please discuss them with your dentist during your initial consultation. Call 04 387 9392 to book your appointment.