Wisdom teeth, so-called because of their
eruption in the mature age, have a tendency to become infected, painful and
overall uncomfortable. These are the third molars and make the last set of
adult teeth found at the very end.
Wisdom tooth surgery aims to relieve the
pain and discomfort of these teeth through a quick and safe extraction
Needs a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Not everyone needs to get their wisdom
teeth removed. Many times wisdom teeth erupt at crooked angles that impinge and
damage adjacent teeth. They are also prone to becoming infected.
When your wisdom teeth begin to hurt you
or cause some kind of discomforting symptom, that’s when you should consider
getting them extracted.
In general, wisdom tooth extraction is
To Expect From a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
- the wisdom tooth damages or puts pressure on neighbouring molars
- the surrounding gums become swollen, tender and infected
- when the wisdom tooth doesn’t fully erupt and becomes impacted
- a cyst forms around
- when your oral hygiene is compromised, and the wisdom tooth starts to
Wisdom tooth surgery is a simple and
comfortable procedure performed as an outpatient surgery at Wellness Dental
To make the surgery painless, a local
anesthetic or numbing agent is applied to the site of the wisdom tooth.
Alternatively, patients can also opt for sedation anesthesia if they wish to
make the procedure even more comfortable.
During the procedure, our orthodontist
will first make a surgical cut in the gum to create flaps and expose the teeth
and bone underneath. This will allow the dentist to access the tooth and remove
it from its root.
The surrounding area is cleaned, and the
gum is stitched back together. These stitches will be removed in a second
appointments a few days after the surgery.Recovery
After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Immediately after the extraction, you may
feel pressure discomfort around the area of the wisdom tooth. This can be
relieved by taking simple painkillers and consuming soft foods for the first
Once the wound heals, you will be asked
to visit for a follow-up and your stitches will be removed.