Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop, typically within late 20s or teenage years. Because of the location, the dentition is difficult to clean and often becomes cumbersome to maintain leading to accumulation of oral bacteria, plaque and tartar. In most cases, the wisdom teeth develop impacted or slanted in ill positions and have to be extracted due to prolonged pain.
The poor alignment of third molars can cause drifting of the adjacent teeth, crowding and permanent damage to the jawbone. In addition, the occlusion can become asymmetrical leading to speech impairments and chronic discomfort. Wisdom Teeth Removal in Perth by Doucas Dental can be performed in a private hospital under general anesthesia or in chair in our practice dependant on your case.
All methods of anesthesia performed by Wisdom Teeth Removal vary depending on the patient’s level of tolerance. The treatment may be completed using local anesthetics. General anesthesia is used for medically compromised individuals with high levels of anxiety. In every case, the patient’s medical history is reviewed in detail, and the therapy is custom-tailored to their specific needs.
There are several preparatory steps taken before the extraction of wisdom teeth. The patient’s blood pressure is taken as well as the medication intake is verified for people with chronic medical conditions. For proper determination of anesthetic dosage, the patient’s weight and height is confirmed along with full health status assessment. If general anesthesia is administered, the patient is required to come with a driver to assist them home after the surgery.
All vital signs are monitored throughout the entire procedure by a dental auxiliary combined with the help of the dental equipment such as alarm systems. The patient’s respiratory signs, cardiac functions and pulse are closely supervised during the treatment. The stage of development will have a great impact on the ease of wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom tooth Removal in Perth by Doucas Dental can ensure uncomplicated experience with minimal soreness after the procedure, however every patient recovers differently.
It is important for patients to disclose any pertinent medical conditions prior any dental surgery as the bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and affect other organs within the body. The frequency of medications and recent measures of drug levels can greatly impact the patient’s ability to heal and recuperate from dental procedures. The treatment may be postponed until proper levels of health status are achieved to ensure the safety of the patient and appropriate care.
When wisdom teeth have to be removed, in some cases, they can become infected. Antibiotics are then prescribed to release the infection and assure the patient’s comfort during the surgery. Oral rinses may be also suggested to alleviate the growth of oral bacteria and minimise any chances of post-operative contamination.
Contact Doucas Dental today to schedule your wisdom teeth consultation appointment and find out more information about your wisdom teeth removal in Perth.