Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Dublin 3

What Is wisdom Tooth Removal

Welcome to Denticare, where we blend expertise with empathy to offer top-tier wisdom teeth removal services right in the heart of Dublin 3, North Strand.

Simply put, extracting a tooth removes it entirely. Any damaged tooth above the gum line is removed. The tooth structure below the gum line, along with the entire attached root system is also removed.

A tooth that has been extracted by your dentist cannot be re-attached. There are occasions where healthy adult teeth that have been knocked out may be successfully implanted.

Before removing a wisdom tooth, your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. 

To remove the wisdom tooth, your dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. He or she will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove.

One area of speciality areas within dentistry is known as oral surgery and this applies to procedures of a surgical nature, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth. Oral surgery requires additional training in techniques to perform procedures with care, helping patients to be able to use their teeth and mouths again.

If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require oral surgery to have them safely extracted. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given anesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.

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After wisdom tooth removal

The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. Immediately Following Surgery:

Bleeding

A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is not uncommon.

Excessive bleeding may be controlled by first rinsing or wiping any old clots from your mouth, then placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. Repeat if necessary. In order to stop bleeding, the pressure from the gauze must be placed directly over the surgical area. Chewing on the gauze only stimulates saliva flow, increases the risk of more bleeding, and risks injury to the numb oral structures.

If bleeding continues, gently wipe away any formed clot over the surgical site and bite on a moistened tea bag for thirty minutes. The tannic acid in the tea bag helps to form a clot by contracting bleeding vessels. To minimize further bleeding, do not become excited, sit upright, and avoid exercise. If bleeding does not subside, please call the office for further instructions.

Swelling

Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face is not uncommon. Swelling and mild bruising is normally expected and is usually proportional to the surgery involved. This is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair. Many times the swelling will not become apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its maximum until 2-3 days post-operatively.

However, the swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. A bag filled with ice, or ice packs should be applied to the sides of the face where surgery was performed. The ice packs should be left on continuously while you are awake. After the first 24-to-36 hours, ice has little beneficial effect to reduce swelling.

If swelling or jaw stiffness has persisted for several days, there is no cause for alarm, as this is a normal reaction to surgery.

Pain

For severe pain, take the prescribed pain medication tablets as directed. The prescribed pain medicine might make you feel groggy and will slow down your reflexes. Do not drive an automobile or work around machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages.

Pain or discomfort following surgery is usually at its worst 24 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should contact the office for further instruction.

Diet

After general anesthetic or I.V. sedation, liquids should be initially taken. Drink from a glass and do not use a straw, as the sucking motion can cause more bleeding by dislodging the blood clot.

You may eat anything soft by chewing away from the surgical sites. High calorie, high protein intake is very important. Nourishment should be taken regularly.

You should prevent dehydration by taking fluids regularly. Your food intake will be limited for the first few days. You should compensate for this by increasing your fluid intake. At least 5-6 glasses of liquid should be taken daily (avoid ice tea). Try not to miss a single meal. You will feel better, have more strength, less discomfort, and heal faster if you continue to eat.

Caution: If you suddenly sit up or stand from a lying position you may become dizzy. If you are lying down following surgery, make sure you sit for one minute before standing.

Frequently asked questions

Wisdom teeth removal is a dental procedure to extract one or more of your four wisdom teeth — the large teeth at the back corners of your mouth. You might need this procedure if your wisdom teeth are impacted, causing pain, infection, or other dental problems.

Common signs include pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and difficulty opening your mouth. However, some people may not experience symptoms, making regular dental check-ups essential. Our team at Denticare can help determine if you need this procedure through a detailed dental examination and X-rays.

Our process includes a consultation, X-ray examination, and a detailed explanation of the procedure. The removal itself involves numbing the area, gently extracting the tooth, and providing aftercare instructions. We ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience for all our patients.

Recovery varies by individual but typically takes a few days to a week. We provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and support to ensure a smooth recovery. It’s important to follow all guidelines and attend follow-up appointments if necessary.

Many dental insurance plans cover wisdom teeth removal. We recommend checking with your provider. At Denticare, we also offer several payment and financing options to accommodate our patients.

On the day of your procedure, you will take medications to help minimize post-operative pain and swelling. We ask that a parent or responsible adult accompanies you to the office, where they must remain during the entire procedure and they should plan on staying with you the rest of the day. Your procedure will take about an hour and you will probably be in the office for 1 ½ -2 hours. Our surgical assistants will review your post-operative instructions. When you leave the office you will be comfortable and drowsy. Most patients prefer to go home and rest with no other physical or scholastic activities planned for a few days.

Prior to your appointment, we’ll provide you with a list of preparation steps, which may include fasting, arranging for transportation, and avoiding certain medications. Our team is here to guide you through every step.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, including dry socket, infection, and nerve damage. However, these are rare, and our skilled dental team takes every precaution to minimise risks.

Reviews And Testimonials

Lynn
Lynn
14/02/2024
Brilliant experience. Talked me through everything and was kind to me because I was nervous. It was a very clean and professional Dentist. I had a great cleaning and will be back again
Suzanne Obrien
Suzanne Obrien
13/02/2024
I've only ever had positive experiences at Denticaredublin, and I'm someone who loathes dental visits. Dr Nikolett is particularly impressive, as professional a dentist as you could find. Probably the best I have come across. Definitely a dental clinic I can wholly and thoroughly recommend.
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Eoin Roche
13/02/2024
Great treatment by Julia and team
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giuseppe avella
09/02/2024
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Jessica Govan
31/01/2024
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31/01/2024
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Sinead County
29/01/2024
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chris andrews
29/01/2024
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Saanne Santana
25/01/2024
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