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Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Wisdom teeth can cause all kinds of problems. Infection, pain, decay to the adjacent teeth and bite interference. Removing wisdom teeth can be a simple extraction or a surgical procedure with slightly higher risk.

Simple Extractions

These are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. General dentists commonly do simple extractions, and most are usually done under a local anaesthetic, with or without anti-anxiety medications or sedation.

Surgical Extractions

These involve teeth that cannot easily be seen or reached in the mouth, either because they have broken off at the gum line or they have not fully erupted. This requires some type of surgical procedure, such as bone removal, removing and/or lifting and folding back all or part of the gum tissue to expose the tooth, or cutting the tooth into pieces (called tooth sectioning) then sutures can be placed to close the wound. Surgical extractions can be done with local anaesthetic or referred to hospital for general anaesthesia.

Risk and complications

Like any surgery, complications may occur, but for the most part they are relatively benign. Post-operative swelling, infection and pain are possible complications for any surgical procedure. Specifically for wisdom tooth surgery “Dry socket ” can happen which characterised by pain after few days from the surgery site due to the dislodgement of the blood clot much needed for proper wound healing. Nerve damage, although rare, can happen which may result in temporary or permanent loss of sensation and numbness of tongue, lip or gum. Your dentist will investigate and examine the case carefully to reduce these risks.

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