What is wisdom tooth extraction?
Why remove a wisdom tooth?
What are the complications arising due to impacted wisdom teeth?
- Accumulation of food waste behind the wisdom tooth
- Gum disease or infection (periodontal disease)
- Dental decay in the partly erupted wisdom tooth
- Damage to the neighboring tooth or bone
- Creation of a sack full of fluid (cyst) around the wisdom tooth
- Posing problems to orthodontic procedure
Why is it important to extract an impacted tooth?
How is a wisdom tooth removed?
- Our dental team will gather information about your medical condition, medications used and take the necessary radiographs. Dr.Adatrow will perform a preliminary examination and provide you with a treatment plan for your wisdom tooth.
- Dr.Adatrow will administer local anesthesia in the region of the tooth to be extracted. Sedation can be used, especially when some or all of your teeth of wisdom are removed simultaneously. Sedation avoids discomfort in the whole body and allows you to sleep.
- The doctor will open the gum tissue on the tooth to extract the wisdom tooth and take any bone covering it. He will separate the tissue holding the tooth, and then the tooth is removed. He might break the tooth into smaller parts to make the removal easier.
- You might need stitches after the tooth is removed. Our dental team will instruct you about whether you would have to come for the removal of the stitches.