Wisdom teeth are the rearmost teeth in the dental arch. Commonly these teeth are impacted (not fully erupted), and are the cause for a range of problems such as infection, pain and decay.
The removal of wisdom teeth can be done under general or local anaesthesia. It is usually a half day procedure and doesn’t require an overnight stay in hospital.
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“I believe that patient wellbeing and post-operative recovery can significantly be improved by meticulous surgical technique and paying attention to detail.”
The stitches inserted during surgery are generally dissolvable and don’t need to be removed.
You should be prepared for a number of expected post-operative signs and symptoms, such as:
- Facial swelling
- Bruising of the facial skin and around the eyes
- Pain and/or discomfort
- Reduced mouth opening
- Jaw joint tenderness
- Bleeding from the wounds
- Wound infection (rare)
These signs and symptoms generally disappear after one week. Pain can usually be managed with paracetamol/anti-inflammatories. Ice-packs and a soft, cool diet are also recommended.