An adult has thirty-two teeth. Each dental arch has 16 teeth each: 4 incisors, 2 canines, 4 premolars, and 6 molars. But when we are a small child, we only have 20 baby teeth: no premolars and only 4 molars per arch. When baby teeth disappear around the age of 6 to make way for permanent teeth, it is also the time of eruption of the first molar. The second molar appears around 12 years old, while the third molar, the famous wisdom tooth, comes out around 18-20 years old.
The wisdom tooth is positioned at the back of the mouth, behind the second molar. It is used to chew, to grind food, it has the same role as other molars. The wisdom tooth can sometimes have strange morphologies: it can have only one root or several, but these roots are then completely twisted. The wisdom tooth grows badly because it did not have enough space. The wisdom tooth is often formed inside the gum, but it does not come out. Either for lack of space or because its eruption axis is not correct, it may cause a problem and should be extracted.
Who Is This For?
Wisdom teeth need to be extracted:
The ideal is to extract wisdom teeth at a young age, between 16 and 20 years, because the formation of the dental root is not finished, which reduces the risk of postoperative complications.
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Success Rate: 95%
How Does it Work?
For most people, wisdom teeth do not cause any problems, so there is no need to remove them. However, if there is not enough room for them to grow in the back of the mouth, they become what is known as impacted or retained wisdom teeth and can cause pain, swelling and/or infection. The procedure will depend on how deeply impacted your teeth are. Many wisdom teeth can simply be removed like any other molar. Once the anesthesia applies, your dentist will enlarge the socket (the area where the tooth is located) using an instrument called an elevator or a pair of special forceps. You will then move the grinding wheel from side to side until it is loose enough to be fully removed.
However, if your tooth is more difficult to remove, your dentist or oral surgeon will cut your gums and may remove some of your maxillary bone to reach your tooth. It will remove your wisdom teeth and then, if necessary, close the wounds with stitches. Most wisdom tooth extractions usually take only a few minutes, but the most difficult cases can take about 20 minutes.
What Does a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Involve?
1. Consultation for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
After you submit your request for information about wisdom tooth extraction, you will take an online consultation to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. During this consultation, your complaints about your wisdom tooth will be learned in detail and you will be asked if you have had any health condition which may affect the process. Any medical information about yourself will be useful for us to define your case and prepare a customized treatment plan for you.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
In the second stage, you choose one of the dental clinics that we offer you according to your requests, and also where we arrange the date and trip plan that suits you upon your preferred clinic/dentist.
3. Final Consultation with Your Dentist
When you arrive at the dental clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist who performs your Wisdom tooth extraction procedure. Your dentist will explain what will happen before, during and after the wisdom tooth extraction procedure, and any pain you may have. This is your chance to understand what will happen, and it may be helpful to ask questions about the risks, benefits, and other alternatives to the procedure. Your dentist or oral surgeon will explain how you should prepare for the procedure. For example, if you smoke, he or she will ask you to stop smoking, as this increases your risk of wound infection, which can delay your recovery.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the surgery begins, your dentist will conduct physical and blood tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the wisdom tooth extraction procedure. The dentist will conduct all the measurements with the help of computer-based tools. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests before any procedure to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the process. If any risk detected at this preparation stage, dentists try to eliminate them first.
What Should I Expect from Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Painful?
The discomfort experienced after the wisdom tooth extraction is normal, the discomfort decreases a few days after the intervention and can be reduced with the use of pain relievers and the application of ice pack to the face.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth usually form from the gums between 17 and 24 years of age. They are the last of the large molars on the back of your mouth. Some people never develop wisdom teeth, but you can have up to four: one in each corner of your mouth.
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