At Greencroft we carry out all minor oral surgical procedures which can be performed under local anaesthetic. Surgical procedures requiring a general anaesthetic are referred to Newcastle Dental Hospital.
Common oral surgical procedures
- Removal of difficult teeth and root
- Wisdom teeth removal
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear, at the back of the mouth, from late teens onwards. Because they are the last teeth to form, there sometimes is no room for them. They come through at an angle, pressing against the teeth in front of the bone behind. As they come through they may cause pain, swelling, bad taste or foul breath. If that is the case then they may have to be extracted or surgically removed
Watching how your teeth and jaws grow is part of your regular dental care. X-rays can show where the wisdom teeth are in the jaw and how much room it is for them to come through. The x-rays will also show how simple or difficult it may be to take a wisdom tooth out.
If you have your wisdom teeth removed there will be no more pain or infection. It will stop any damage to the teeth in front.