Prior to removal, your dental surgeon will discuss the procedure at length with you to give you all the information about what you can expect. Once you have provided them with all of the information they need including wisdom teeth pain, any allergies, questions or concerns, you can then proceed to the next step. An examination by your dental surgeon or oral surgeon along with an OPG X-ray will be the second part of the process.
Conditions can affect how easily your wisdom teeth can be removed, including what stage your root development is at and how the tooth is positioned. An impacted tooth can be more complicated and may require sedation or general anaesthesia to allow your dental surgeon to remove the tooth or teeth.
When speaking with your dental surgeon, they will advise you on modern techniques and anaesthetic options for painless wisdom teeth procedure, here are a few of the options:
- Anaesthesia means loss of sensation. The procedures can also be done with or without help of sedation. Local Anaesthesia is a nerve block and numbs the part of the body where the procedure is to be performed. It is done in the clinic and you are awake and free of pain. It is advisable to have a normal meal before wisdom teeth removal surgery under local anaesthetic.
- General Anaesthesia is performed at hospitals equipped with the safest and latest dental and medical technology for tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal surgery. The anaesthetist puts the patient in a state of carefully controlled unconsciousness by constantly monitoring and adjusting the level of anaesthesia.
- IV Sedation is usually performed in the clinic and patients are usually sedated by the anaethetist in the dental chair. IV sedation or so called sleep dentistry induces a state of deep relaxation. Drugs used for IV sedation produce partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first in administered until it wears off.
- Penthrox Sedation is an alternative to General Anaesthesia and IV sedation and can provide pain and anxiety relief during tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal surgery. Penthrox is a combination of an inhaler device and a pharmaceutical agent that has extremely safe record and has been used in Australia for over 30 years by healthcare professionals.
At Wisdom Dental Sydney we are committed to providing a safe and pain free procedure, giving you the advice you need to feel comfortable and confident.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before Proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriate qualified health practitioner.