Oral Surgery at Danson Park Dental Practice in Bexleyheath, Kent
Our Principal dentist Dr Pessian is a registered Oral surgeon since 2001. We currently run a one full day of oral surgery per week during which the un-restorable teeth /impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth are extracted surgically either under local anesthetics or local anesthetics and sedation. Our clinic runs on referral basis however we try our very best to provide you with an appointment specially if you are in pain and need an extraction quickly.
Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to develop and commonly appear in your late teens or early twenties.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed but as a result of their late arrival they often do not have enough room to come through and may require removal. These impacted wisdom teeth may need removal if there are symptoms or signs such as pain, swelling, infection or decay.
Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anaesthetic. Sedation may also be used to help you to relax. The technique used to remove the wisdom tooth varies from case to case depending on the degree of impaction. Usually any stitches placed are ones which will self dissolve over a period of days.
Following wisdom teeth extraction it is best to use over the counter pain killers should you need them. Rinsing the mouth should be avoided for 12-24 hours as this may disturb the blood clot in the socket. Softer foods should be eaten for the first 2-3 days and it is best to try and avoid touching the socket. Gentle warm water salt mouthwashes should be commenced after 24 hours. It is possible to have a degree of pain, swelling and bruising after an extraction.
For further information on Oral Surgery or to book an appointment call Danson Park Dental Practice on 020 8303 3726.