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How we can help with wisdom teeth pain in the heart of Liverpool

Monday, October 9th, 2017

At Liverpool Dental Spa, we know all too well that the wisdom teeth can be incredibly troublesome. Sometimes, the teeth develop without any issues at all, but if you do start to develop pain, we are here to help. We understand that dental pain can be excruciating, and we’ll do everything we can to put a smile back on your face.

What causes wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom tooth pain can come out of the blue and it can affect you even if you have healthy teeth and you take really good care of your pearly whites. In most cases, pain develops as a result of a lack of space in the jaw, which can cause the teeth to become impacted. This means that the tooth starts to grow at an angle, pushing against the neighbouring tooth. If you have pain and it’s getting worse or you’re getting bouts on a regular basis, we may recommend extracting the tooth. You don’t actually need your wisdom teeth and often, taking them out can benefit your remaining teeth, as well as alleviating pain.

If you do need your wisdom teeth extracting, your dentist will explain exactly what is going to happen. In some cases, extraction won’t be necessary and you may just need temporary pain relief while the teeth are growing.

Wisdom tooth extraction at Liverpool Dental Spa

We understand that having a tooth removed is not a very pleasant prospect and for some, even the thought of climbing into the dental chair can be terrifying. Our highly experienced team has expertise in removing wisdom teeth, and our dentists will do everything in their power to help you relax and stay calm. We conduct the procedure under anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain and we’ll be there to reassure you every step of the way. Our dentists are happy to answer questions and you can stop them at any time if you need a moment. After treatment, we will make sure that you’re happy and pain-free before you head home and we’ll be at the end of the phone if you need anything at all.

If your wisdom teeth are wreaking havoc, call us now!

Wisdom Tooth Extractions Aren’t as Bad as You Think!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Most wisdom teeth erupt without causing any damage, but in a small number of cases a tooth may come through incorrectly, leading to pain and infection.

In these cases the best thing to do is to remove the tooth before it causes any lasting damage.

Causes of an impacted wisdom tooth

Partial bony impaction: In some cases, only part of the tooth is able to erupt and generally this involves the crown portion on the tooth making its way through the gums, with the tooth pointing forward. The main damaging effect of partial bony impact is pericoronitis, when the tissue covering the tooth forms into a pocket, which then becomes infected. If this happens, it is best to have the tooth extracted.

Complete bony impaction: The tooth may also be entirely covered in bone and upon trying to erupt becomes enveloped in a sac, which can then turn into a cyst. This can be especially damaging to the jawbone, so it is important to have it removed.

Reasons to have a wisdom tooth removed

  • To prevent the spread of infection from the damaged tooth.
  • To stop damage to the teeth next to the eruption site.
  • To prevent cysts, which could cause serious damage to the jawbone.

Wisdom tooth removal may cause some swelling and short-term pain and there is the chance of infection if the gums are not kept in a good condition, but when you think about what could happen, a tooth extraction is definitely the best option.

If you are suffering with continual pain with your wisdom tooth, regardless of whether they have just begun to erupt or continue to bother you, please get in touch with the practice to discuss wisdom tooth extraction.

The Facts About Oral Surgery For Our Patients In Liverpool

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Oral surgery has come a long way since the wild west. People receive oral surgery for a range of conditions including orthodontic disorders, oral cancer and dental extractions. Modern oral surgery is aimed at pain-free treatment so that we need not fear painful mind-images of forced teeth-pulling with forceps.

The need for oral surgery

Tooth decay may or may not develop from poor oral hygiene, leading to tooth infection where root canal treatment may be ineffective and the only alternative is a dental extraction. Similarly, a partially knocked-out or avulsed tooth may be beyond saving and may also require tooth extraction.

Some people are born with too many teeth in their mouths; dental overcrowding means that teeth have to be removed so that the remaining teeth may healthily develop in their proper positions. Leaving dental overcrowding untreated may lead to malocclusion or bite disorders.

Similarly, wisdom teeth may grow irregularly into neighbouring teeth causing impaction. By removing the wisdom teeth, the teeth may grow normally without pain and risk of oral infection. Our dentist assesses each person’s oral health condition and makes recommendations for oral surgery appropriate to their needs.

Pain-free oral surgery

At Liverpool Dental Spa in the city of Liverpool, we provide pain-free oral surgery so that individuals may receive the oral care needed without discomfort or fear. We provide the option of sedation and local anaesthetic for calmer and safer oral surgery.

At all times our dentists strive to preserve natural dentition and tooth extraction is a last resort to prevent further infection and oral trauma. We provide pre and post-operative guidance and care so that the experience does not cause distress. We may provide painkillers where necessary and antibiotics to reduce likelihood of infection after oral surgery.

Get in touch with us today for oral health screening and to learn about options in pain-free treatments such as oral surgery.


Oral Surgery Explained For Patients In Liverpool

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

There are a number of reasons why teeth may need to be taken out. You may have an overcrowded mouth, so removing one of them will give the others some breathing space or your wisdom teeth may be causing problems. Sometimes, you may have a tooth that is causing more harm than good because it is the source of decay and this will need to be removed too. Unfortunately, the procedure may not the most comfortable thing in the world, but after you are given a local anaesthetic, you shouldn’t feel a thing.

Tooth extraction

Anaesthetic is given to the area to numb the nerves so that you won’t feel any pain. The dentist will then cut away at the gum to clear the area around the tooth so forceps can be used to wriggle the tooth out from its roots. Once its removed, stitches may be needed and once a dressing is applied, you’re all set to go home. Although it’s not the most pleasant experience, techniques and anaesthetics make the process much more bearable.


After the extraction, there is no doubt that the area will be a little painful. You can take painkillers to help ease the pain but it is important that nothing touches the area. You shouldn’t eat hot food for 24 hours and avoid hot drinks also as they can aggravate the area. Blood clots usually form over the wound and it is important that you do not attempt to remove these, as you will reopen the wound, which will be more painful in the long run. As tempting as it is to play with the newly formed hole with your tongue, it’s best to refrain from touching the area for the first 24 hours, as it will be very tender. Also, don’t rinse the area for a day and then in order to clean it, use warm salty water. Keep your mouth as clean as normal and your gums should heal in a few days. For more information on tooth extraction please contact the team at Liverpool Dental Spa in the city of Liverpool.



Guideline For Oral Extraction For Patients In Liverpool

Monday, December 17th, 2012

There are a number of reasons that might require you to get your tooth extracted. These reasons can be a problem wisdom tooth, tooth decay and the need for orthodontic spacing. The extractions of tooth are undertaken while the patient is sedated or is under the influence of local anaesthesia. This means the patient will not feel any pain during the procedure. Once the tooth has been taken out, the patient will be required to take certain precautionary steps to prevent the development of any infection.

After surgery care

People who get their tooth extracted should not eat hot food during the next 24 hours. Avoiding smoking and alcohol will also help. The patient should not try to move any clots that could have occurred within the gap. Rinsing the mouth should also be avoided during the first 24 hours, after which you can use a glass of warm salty water to gently rinse your mouth. After this you may maintain your regular oral hygiene on the unaffected areas of the mouth. Do not be alarmed in case you find small pieces of bone within the socket. This is absolutely normal. While pain killers can give you relief from pain, do not let the tablet to touch the area where the tooth has been extracted. If the pain is persistent even after few days have passed since the surgery, visit the dentist.

Sedation for oral surgery

While it is true that oral surgery can be a very stressful procedure, the team at Liverpool Dental Spa tries to make this experience as pain free as possible. This is one of the reasons why sedation is provided to all the patients who undergo this procedure. Sedation will remove the fear and pain you may experience, and will make the treatment free from stress and discomfort.



What can Patients in Liverpool Expect from Oral Surgery

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The most common form of oral surgery a person will encounter is an extraction. There are a number of reasons for an extraction such as tooth decay, orthodontic spacing or the extraction of wisdom teeth because they are impacted.

How are extractions done?

An extraction can be done either under local aesthetic or sedation. If the wisdom teeth are to be removed, meaning all four, then it is common for the patient to be sedated during the surgery. For most people the wisdom teeth will erupt naturally and without trouble; however this is not always the case. A considerable amount of pain can be caused by impacted wisdom teeth and in some cases they can become infected. Any pain or discomfort felt in or around the wisdom tooth area needs to be addressed by the dentist as soon as possible.

Oral Infection

If an infection is present and is not treated it can lead to serious complications. Abscesses can develop and if left for a long time the infection can even spread into the bone of the jaw. The only way to prevent the infection from spreading further and damaging more teeth, jaw and gum tissue is to remove the infected tooth.


After surgery there are a number of pointers that patients should be aware of such as; not eating hot food for the first 24 hours. Avoid drinking alcohol and do not smoke for the first 24 hours either. If the gap has not been stitched up resist the urge to move any blood clots that form in the gap, after the first 24 hours carefully rinse out the mouth with warm salt water. Pain relief can be taken to ease the initial discomfort, if however the pain continues past a few days a return visit to the dentists should be arranged.


Why Patients in the City of Liverpool May Need Their Tooth Extracting

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Occasionally it is necessary to have a tooth removed, when reconstructive work is not a viable option. While this might seem like an extreme procedure, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction might be necessary, and Liverpool Dental Implant and Aesthetic Spa in the City of Liverpool takes every step to make sure the procedure is as simple and painless as possible.

Why might I need a tooth extracted?

One of the most common reasons for having a tooth removed is that decay has set in, and not removing the tooth could lead to further problems, such as a painful abscess, which would be more difficult to rectify. It may also be necessary to extract a tooth after it has been broken by trauma, for example a fall or a sports injury, in cases when the tooth cannot be repaired. Gum disease might also necessitate a tooth extraction, as could tooth overcrowding, when not all the teeth can fit in the mouth; this can be due to having a smaller jaw, or having lost ‘milk teeth’ at an earlier than usual age. Finally, it can be common for people to need wisdom teeth to be extracted, as they too can crowd the mouth.

Making extraction easy

Tooth extraction need not be a frightening procedure, as it will always be performed with a local anaesthetic and so the only ‘pain’ involved should be a feeling of mild discomfort. Liverpool Dental Implant and Aesthetic Spa is also keen to help patients who may be particularly nervous; you can discuss this with your dentist if you are nervous before the procedure, and sedation is available to all patients. After the surgery it is best to avoid hot food for 24 hours, and also to avoid rinsing the mouth out for this time. After this, gently rinsing the mouth with a glass of warm, salty water is a good idea.



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