If the roots are long, curved or access to the tooth is restricted, then a more invasive surgical approach may be required. The local anaesthetic is administered as before, but the gum may need to be cut, alongside some drilling to section the tooth into smaller pieces to facilitate its removal.
Once the tooth is extracted, some packing would be placed followed by closure of the wound with dissolvable stitches. We monitor the wound to make sure the bleeding has stopped, and the wound has stabilised.
At Garden Square Dental we have specialist oral surgeons that are fully qualified to remove even the most difficult of wisdom teeth. If you are particularly nervous or phobic about having a tooth removed, please talk to our team about oral or IV sedation, cognitive behavioural therapy or acupuncture to help alleviate any anxiety. It’s good to talk!