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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are an extra third set of molars that often appear during late adolescence and adulthood. 

The mouth often doesn’t have enough space for wisdom teeth and they end up causing pain, or structural damage to other teeth in the mouth.

They can also increase the risk of decay. If this is the case, your wisdom may need to be extracted.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

When wisdom teeth start to break through the gum, there generally isn’t enough room for them to fit.

Other problems occur when they come through at an angle or fail to develop correctly which may cause significant issues for the rest of your teeth.

This is especially the case for the second molars at the very back of the jaw because of the extra pressure and the fight for the limited space that’s available.

As mentioned, decay is another major problem. When new wisdom teeth knock the others off balance, it creates small spaces and slightly misaligns the jaw.

This, in turn, alters biting and chewing. Food and other debris can get trapped inside cavities, significantly increasing the risk of decay and further dental problems later on in life.

That said; your dentist might recommend that you get all of your wisdom teeth removed.

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Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Before we take look at the procedure, be aware that some people can be very lucky and not have wisdom teeth. It's also important to note that those unfortunate enough to have wisdom teeth may not need to have them removed.

However, if the dentist says the procedure is necessary, you should follow their advice.

Before

Before the wisdom tooth extraction procedure begins, you may have visited your dental clinic complaining of a sore mouth and gums. After conducting an oral exam or routine dental checkup, the dentist may take an x-ray to get a better view of your teeth and find out what way they are growing up through the gums.

Once it has been established that you will need to get these teeth removed, the next step involves discussing the procedure with the dentist. Topics of conversation here usually revolve around the use of an anaesthetic, your current medication (if any) and an explanation of what the procedure entails.

During

The dreaded D-Day has finally arrived, now what happens? First off, you will be given an anaesthetic - either a local or general one.

Which option you get will depend on the complexity of the removal process and on the number of wisdom teeth you need removed. Some people may have to get all four out which is better done under a general anaesthetic. 

During the procedure, your dentist will:

  • Cut an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone
  • Remove any bone that blocks access to the tooth root
  • Split the tooth into sections (it may be easier to remove the tooth in pieces)
  • Extract the tooth
  • Thoroughly clean the area
  • Stitch the wound closed to allow for healing (this isn't always essential)
  • Place gauze over the exposed area to control bleeding

Before you go into the surgery, it’s a good idea to prepare for later.

Get someone to drive you home from your appointment and know that procedures can take anywhere from 45 minutes up to more than two hours.

After

Your healing time will largely depend on what kind of anaesthetic you received. If it was a local anaesthetic, it will be a lot less than if you were given a general one.

You will experience some bleeding, bruising and swelling in the first few days after surgery so be sure to follow your dentist’s recommendations closely when it comes to pain management, smoking, cleaning, eating and drinking.

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Conclusion

If you're getting your wisdom tooth removed soon and wish to know more about the process, get in touch today.

Testimonials

Exceptionally professional and welcoming. I had a dental emergency and no dentist would see me because I have no regular dentist in Ireland. This clinic fit me in the same day and did not try to extort me or charge a big amount. I will return in the future for regular dental care. I'm very pleased with the service and the receptionist is excellent, which makes a big difference to the whole patient experience.
Jessica Kelly
One of the best dental clinics around. Special shoutout to Dr Shirin and Dr Enea Nastri!!! Best part is they are open on weekends as well and give you appointment almost immediately!
Jinen Patel
Very happy with the service and professionalism
Jean-Benoît Nonone
In pain from the previous night I rang them in the morning and was given an appointment for 2:00 pm. 1 painless surgical extraction later I was on my way home at 3:00 pm. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who explain the process to you very clearly.
Tony Hetherington
Had a wonderful experience this Sunday here with Dr. M.Shirin.He and all staff were very friendly,informative,professional. Great facilities too.
Olesea Truta
All the staff at the practice is highly professional & friendly. I had to book for an emergency and they were able to book me in right away. I had to get a tooth extracted and Dr Shirin made the all experience very reassuring & pleasant. I highly recommend Dame St Dental.
silvia lobina
I'm impressed with service and approach from Dame Dental team. I got help on Sunday afternoon. Dr. Shirin takes ownership of my post surgery issue and still helping me on how to deal with continuous pain. Personal, friendly and professional staff. Higly recommend! Thank you for everything in a last few days!
Matej Silipetar
Been there yesterday for a consultation that end up being a surgical extraction. I've had some terrible experiences going to the denstist in the past so i was quite scared,but there,they made me feel very comfortable and my dentist Dr.Shirin,he was just amazing. He talked me through every step of my surgery with a lot of patience and calm. Totally recommend it ❤ can't wait to go back...still a lot of work to do🙌😊 And btw..loved those screens where i could see my thooth surgery and the music as well😁👌
Ciornei Adnana-Ioana
I'm terrified of dentists but I have never felt more at ease than when I was here, I had an emergency appointment and they fit me in last minute, looked after me so well (even covered me with a gravity blanket) explained my options following my exam and just made the whole experience pleasant. Also the place looks like a spa and the prices are reasonable. The dentist, the dental nurse and the kind girl on reception are just lovely I will recommend Dame st. Dental to everyone.
leanne mcdonnell
I was visiting my son in Dublin during the Christmas week. I had an issue with my front tooth veneer, it fell off. I found out about Dame Street Dental via Internet recommendations. I have visited Dr. Mohammed Shirin and he recommended a crown treatment. I was extremely happy with his customer-focused approach and the quality of the treatment. Three weeks have passed and I am very happy with my front tooth. DR ISMAIL EREN CARDILOGIST NON-INVASIVE LABORATORY SISLI FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE PRIVATE HOSPITAL/ISTANBUL/TURKEY
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Contact Us

16 Dame Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 525 2670
Email: info@damestreetdental.ie
Opening Times:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 8PM
Weekends & Bank Holidays: 7AM - 7PM
16 Dame Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 525 2670

01 525 2670