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Wisdom tooth removal

What is a Wisdom tooth ?

Wisdom tooth is the last teeth present in the upper and lower jaw and erupt from about 18 years. Not all of them develop wisdom teeth as there can be no enough space at the rear of the jaws. In people with enough space in the rear area of the jaw, the wisdom tooth erupts and becomes functional.

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What is Wisdom tooth removal?

Wisdom tooth removal is recommended when there is no enough space for the eruption of wisdom teeth and causes pain or discomfort. It is better to remove wisdom teeth at young age when the root are not fully developed and the surrounding hard tissues or jawbone is softer. This allows the dentist for easy removal of wisdom teeth without causing post-operative pain and faster healing.
Wisdom teeth removal is recommended for following scenarios:

  • To avoid complication due to wisdom teeth
  • To reduce the risk of infection from a partially erupted wisdom tooth
  • To reduce the accumulation of food particles by a incompletely erupted wisdom tooth
  • To prevent damage to adjacent teeth
  • To avoid formation of cysts
  • To reduce potential crowding
  • To prevent issues like pain and swelling associated with partially erupted wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

The dentist evaluates the oral cavity condition and plans the treatment procedure. The procedure is initiated by administering a dose of local anesthesia to numb the area around the wisdom teeth. However, the patient might feel light pressures and pulling during the wisdom teeth removal.  The dentist uses special tool to remove the wisdom teeth and pulls the teeth out. Later the area is wiped with antiseptic solution and if required the gum tissues are stitched together. After few days the dentist pulls out the stitch thread and checks the area for any risk of infection.

After the wisdom teeth removal, patients are instructed to apply ice cold packs to reduce swelling and discomfort caused by the procedure. There will be very little pain that can be managed using ice packs. Spicy foods have to be avoided for few days and special care should be taken while brushing and flossing the oral cavity.

At MSR dentistry, our dentist evaluates the oral cavity and may recommend a full mouth digital x-ray (OPG) to assess the position of the wisdom teeth in the upper and lower jaw, level of development or eruption of the teeth. This enables the dentist to provide exact treatment options along with an estimate of associated costs before the procedure. We provide a state of the art facilities and treatment options for patients who come to us with various problems in the oral cavity. We ensure that the patients are equally contented and dazed at the treatment options that are available from our dental centre. To know your chances for wisdom teeth removal and treatment cost, book an appointment now.

Authored By : DR. C. VIVEK PANDIAN

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