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Managing Wisdom Tooth Pain

Northlight Dental Provides Effective Solutions in Milton Keynes.

When it comes to wisdom teeth, or third molars, emerging in your late teens or early twenties, the experience can range from slightly uncomfortable to extremely painful. which can disrupt sleep and affect daily activities. Problems like impaction, misalignment, or infection often accompany the emergence of wisdom teeth, necessitating professional evaluation and sometimes surgical removal.

Northlight Dental’s team of experienced dental surgeons who have honed their skills in wisdom tooth management. We use state-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat wisdom tooth-related problems effectively and efficiently.

“Dental health significantly impacts overall well-being, and wisdom tooth pain can be debilitating,” said Dr. Sunil Passan, our lead dentist here at Northlight Dental. “At Northlight, we offer comprehensive dental evaluations to identify the root cause of the pain and develop a customised treatment plan.”

Treatment options at Northlight Dental range from conservative pain management techniques to surgical procedures, depending on the patient’s condition and needs. For impacted wisdom teeth causing severe discomfort, extraction might be the most suitable solution. The clinic provides safe, comfortable, and efficient wisdom tooth extractions, with options for local anaesthesia or dental sedation based on the complexity of the case and the patient’s preference.

One of the most advanced diagnostic tools used for this purpose is the CT (Computed Tomography) scan.

Traditional dental X-rays provide a two-dimensional image of the oral structures, which can be limiting when diagnosing issues related to wisdom teeth. A CT scan, however, offers a three-dimensional view, allowing dental professionals to closely examine the angles at which the wisdom teeth are growing, their proximity to nerves, and other anatomical features. This detailed imagery is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

One of the biggest concerns during wisdom teeth extraction is the risk of damaging nearby nerves or structures. A CT scan helps in understanding the exact location of the wisdom teeth and their relationship to surrounding tissues, making it easier to avoid potential complications. The scan can also indicate whether the tooth is impacted, meaning it cannot grow normally due to lack of space or improper angle and thus requires surgical intervention.

The 3D imagery from CT scans aids oral surgeons in planning the extraction procedure with higher precision. It allows them to determine the best surgical approach, be it a simple extraction or a more complex surgical removal. This increases the predictability of the procedure, thus reducing the surgical time and minimizing post-operative pain and complications.

The detailed analysis possible through CT scans provides patients and clinicians with valuable information to make informed decisions about treatment. In some cases, the CT scan might reveal that the wisdom teeth are growing in a manner that is unlikely to cause long-term issues, leading to a decision against extraction.

If you’re experiencing discomfort due to your wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate to contact Northlight Dental. Your smile is our priority, and they’re dedicated to helping you maintain it with as little discomfort as possible.

For more information about Northlight Dental’s services or to book an appointment, visit our contact page or call us on 01908 807897.

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