Wisdom teeth extractions
The extraction of teeth is a minor surgical procedure. While the great majority of extractions can be safely and painlessly carried out in the dental office, some patients require hospitalization because of some medical problem.
With the advent of modern restorative techniques, a majority of teeth which were earlier advised for extractions, can now be easily saved. However, in certain situations extractions are the only solution, asl.
- Teeth that are decayed beyond restoration
- In cases where the excessive bone support of the tooth is destroyed.
- Extra tooth
- Retained milk tooth
- Fractured root
- Malposed tooth which cannot be aligned by orthodontic treatment.
- Impacted and unerupted tooth
- Extraction of premolars for orthodontic treatment (Braces)
Impacted Wisdom tooth
Wisdom teeth usually emerge from the gum (erupt) between the ages of 18 and 30. They are the last of the molar teeth. Some people never develop wisdom teeth, others have up to four - one in each corner of the mouth.
Having wisdom teeth removed is often the only way to permanently relieve painful symptoms.
The removal of such impacted wisdom tooth has to be accomplished surgically. A flap is reflected to completely expose the tooth. Some amount of bone cutting may be required to facilitate easy removal. After the tooth is extracted the flaps are put in place and sutured. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is associated with minimal pain and discomfort.