What is the processes?
We must first assess the situation, during the removal of wisdom teeth, there are a few things we really need to watch out for.
On lower wisdom teeth, it is quite common for the roots of the wisdom teeth to be very close to, or wrapped around the IDN (Inferior alveolar nerve). During the removal of these teeth, absolute care must be taken, otherwise nerve damage may occur. Knowing the proximity and direction of the nerve allows safe and effective removal of the tooth.
On the upper wisdom teeth, it is common for the sinus floor to be quite close to the roots of the teeth. In order to avoid an OAC (oral antral communication) it is essential that we have a cross section of the roots of the teeth on an x-ray, this shows us exactly how much bone there is, and how likely this is to occur.
Due to both of these common complications during wisdom teeth removals (which are quite easily avoidable so long as you are able to plan ahead) a CBVT or 3D x-ray is required before we start.
We have our own CBVT machine on premises which allows fast and quick diagnosis and planning.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
After the assessment and planning, the wisdom teeth are simply removed in the chair. If your wisdom teeth extractions are complex in nature. Dr. Sae Mi Bok is only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, she generally requires 1-2 weeks advanced notice when booking, a booking deposit is required for the booking of the extraction.
Pericoronitis Treatment / Wisdom Teeth Pain treatment
Sometimes, the wisdom teeth will be painful due to bacteria in the area causing an infection called pericoronitis. However if you are not ready have them removed immediately, we can able to numb you up at the clinic, and give your wisdom teeth a very thorough and deep clean under and around the gums. This will clean off the bacteria and temporarily settle the acute infection around the wisdom teeth, this is quite affordable and very quick/easy to get you out of pain.