Oral Surgery (Extractions) in Manchester
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One of the most common forms of Oral Surgery is wisdom tooth extraction. Our advice for our patients would be; if your wisdom teeth are not causing you problems then it’s best to leave them but visit your dentist regularly so they can check them. However, if you are experiencing issues with your wisdom teeth then we would be more than happy to assist you. Come down to the surgery and one of our highly trained dentists will take some x-rays and discuss your options with you. We usually perform the extraction under local anaesthetic but we do also have dental sedation available. The whole process is generally completed in about 30 minutes. The current national guidelines (NICE) for wisdom teeth recommend to have them out, if they flare up at least twice a year and you require a course of antibiotics each time. If you are with another dentist you can ask your dentist to refer you to us to have your wisdom teeth out.
A few guidelines for dealing with oral surgery and extractions:
- For the first 24 hours after extraction it is wise to stay clear of hot drinks and alcohol and some forms of medication
- The socket will have experienced a certain level of trauma – chew on the other side of your mouth when eating
- After the initial 24 hour period start to rinse daily with lukewarm salt water
- If the socket begins to bleed, bite on a moist gauze or handkerchief (not something perishable like tissue paper) for 15 minutes. If this doesn’t stop the bleeding, come and see us
- Swelling is quite common following an extraction, and can last up to around 72 hours after the procedure. Use paracetamol to try and deal with the swelling, but please get in touch with us if you’re struggling.