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Wisdom Teeth Removal

The third human molars, often called the wisdom teeth since they erupt as an individual enters adulthood, are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth. These teeth often lack space and may be blocked out and fail to erupt into their right position. When this happens, they are referred to as impacted teeth.

When the impacted teeth are associated with recurrent symptoms like food packing, gum swelling, pain and/or sensitivity, it is recommended that they be removed. 

Disimpaction Procedure

The procedure of removing impacted teeth is called Disimpaction. It is a minor oral surgical procedure that when well-planned, is completely safe. The dentist will often want to do an x-ray to study the root morphology and the closeness of the roots to the nerves that supply the lips, teeth and tongue. This helps to avoid damage of these nerves while doing the surgical removal of an impacted tooth.

Pain Relief

Alleviate pain caused by impaction, infection, or overcrowding,

Orthodontic Stability

Maintain the alignment achieved through orthodontic treatment, preventing shifting of other teeth

Preventing Gum Disease

Extraction reduces the risk of gum disease and inflammation

Reducing Cyst Formation

Minimizes the potential for cyst or tumor development around impacted third molars

Third Molar Disimpaction

If a symptomatic wisdom tooth is left untreated, eventually it causes the teeth next to it to decay necessitating more extensive treatment and sometimes loss of more than one tooth.

Additionally, when a lower wisdom tooth is removed the opposing upper molar might also be removed. This is because the absence of the lower tooth leads to continued eruption of its upper opponent, which can cause cheek biting while also predisposing the adjacent tooth to decay.

Impacted Lower Left Third Molar

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions on widsom teeth/third molars answered by an expert.

What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood.
How do I know if I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Your dentist will assess your oral health and may recommend removal if your wisdom teeth are causing pain, infection, gum disease, or impacting nearby teeth. X-rays can also reveal their positioning.
Is wisdom teeth removal a painful procedure?
The procedure itself is usually done under anesthesia, so you won’t feel pain during the surgery. However, there may be some discomfort and swelling during the recovery period, which can be managed with prescribed medications.
Can I eat normally after wisdom teeth removal?
Initially, you’ll need to stick to soft foods and liquids for a few days to allow the surgical site to heal. Gradually, you can introduce more solid foods back into your diet as your mouth recovers. It’s essential to avoid crunchy, hard, or spicy foods during the early stages of recovery.

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