Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

The third and last molar is usually stated as the wisdom teeth. Problems associated with the incomplete eruption of the third molar may require its removal.

At Dr. Neethu’s Magnum Dental Care, we ensure you have hassle free and comfortable wisdom teeth extraction procedure.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth should be removed because it may lead to infection in the surrounding tissues called pericoronitis. And it can also get decayed affecting the adjacent tooth as well, which can lead to cyst within the jaw bone and may also damage the adjacent tooth roots. Wisdom teeth erupts between the ages of 17 – 25, although sometimes they may appear many years later.

What are the common signs of wisdom teeth problems?

Procedure for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Now that you know the importance of wisdom teeth removal, it is important to understand what to expect during the extraction procedure.

The wisdom tooth extraction procedure depends on the angulation and position of the impacted tooth.

01. Administering local Anesthesia

Anesthesia will be applied around the tooth and also injected into the gum. This freezes the entire area surrounding the tooth.

02. Sedative or general anesthesia

In case, of highly anxious patients, sedatives may be administered orally or intravenously to make you more comfortable.

03. Surgical procedure

Incisions can be made to gain tooth access. The tooth is elevated using a elevators or forceps. Depending on the extent of cuts made, stitches maybe required.

The time for wisdom teeth removal procedure usually takes 20 to 30 minutes but based on complicated cases, the dentists may extend time.

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The wisdom tooth can be removed under general or local anesthesia. So, you may not feel any pain. Maybe you may feel discomfort as you need to keep your mouth wide open during the procedure.

A little pain, bruising or swelling can be expected which is very normal. The painkillers advised by our dentists can help reduce most of the pain. You must follow post operative instructions.

Complications are usually very uncommon. But there may be a few possible complications, such as:

  • Infection
  • Severe pain
  • Jaw stiffness for sometime