Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The extraction of the wisdom teeth is a local anesthesia aimed at ensuring the proper development of the dentition and avoiding any damage.
The wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the bottom of the mouth. Although wisdom teeth can develop with other teeth without causing damage, sometimes a person’s mouth can be too small and it prevents the wisdom teeth from coming out. When the wisdom teeth remain partially or completely inside the jaw, they are likely to cause infection, inflammation of the nearby gums, or the development of benign cysts or tumors.
Depending on the case, surgery is performed to extract the tooth or to facilitate the normal eruption. Most wisdom-tooth extractions are performed by the dentists at Sourire Concept. However, your dentist may refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon, depending on the complexity of the procedure.
- At your first appointment, using a panoramic X-ray, the dentist will evaluate your dental structure to avoid the possibility of complications during the surgery. Once the proper diagnosis is made, you will be given a second appointment for the procedure.
- Depending on the condition of the teeth to be removed, the patient must undergo local or general anesthesia (in this case, the patient is referred to a specialized clinic or hospital).
- Then, through an incision on the gum, the dentist removes your tooth and, in some cases, cleaves it.
- After extracting your tooth, the dentist closes the gum with dissolving stitches.
- As a postoperative treatment, anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and antihaemorrhagic medication may be prescribed if necessary.
Advantages of Extracting Wisdom Teeth
- When wisdom teeth are extracted during adolescence or during your early twenties, recovery time is generally quick and there is less of a risk for complications.
- By consulting your dentist before your wisdom teeth develop, at around the age of 15, you will avoid any potential damages and inconveniences.
- By extracting the wisdom teeth that remain partly hidden under the gum, you prevent the formation of decay, caused by the accumulation of food particles, which can be difficult to eliminate by brushing.