What Are Wisdom Teeth?

The wisdom teeth, aka third molars, are the final to emerge. They commonly are seen in late adolescence or early adulthood. Even in the later stages of adulthood eruptions are not rare. They can be an asset if they erupt smoothly and without any interruption. The issues with third molars is that they must be taken out if they do not erupt properly or are misplaced. They can cause injuries to the neighboring teeth if they are misaligned.

Why Do You Need A Wisdom Teeth Removal?

We will monitor your wisdom tooth development during your regular appointments with us with dental x-rays. We will also discuss the extraction if you show the following causes:

  • Infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Bone loss
  • Tooth loss


Even if you are not suffering any current symptoms, we may recommend wisdom tooth removal surgery to prevent problems from developing. It can be difficult to maintain proper dental hygiene because they are in a region that is difficult to clean.

An oral surgeon may be referred to you for the surgery. Before the same, the surgeon will meet with you for a consultation to see your dental records and take more X-rays to check the requirement of your surgical needs.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

The procedure should take approximately 45 minutes. There will not be any pain or discomfort while under anesthesia. You may be sleeping or awake throughout surgery, depending on the type of anesthetic used.

1) Sedation – If you are receiving nitrous oxide (laughing gas), you will be given a small mask to put over your nose to inhale the sedative, allowing you to be awake but remain relaxed.4 If intravenous (IV) sedation is chosen, the assistant will place a needle in the vein in your arm to administer a sedative throughout the surgery. This is generally considered the most comfortable option since you drift in and out of consciousness and are unlikely to remember the procedure afterward

2) Numbing & tissue removal – Following sedation, we will use a local anesthetic to numb the wisdom teeth and surrounding tissues. To see the wisdom tooth, we removes any gum tissue covering the area where it is placed.

3) Removing bone – Bone may completely or partially cover an impacted wisdom tooth. A high-speed handpiece is used to drill through and take out the bone protecting the tooth if this is the case.

4) Sectioning the tooth – When we see the affected wisdom teeth, we use a variety of surgical equipment to carefully free them from any connective tissue. To make removal easier, the we may split the tooth into parts.

5) Tooth removal – It is time to remove the wisdom tooth whenever it has become loose or has been totally sectioned. The surgeon will use specific surgical instruments to completely remove the tooth.

6) Placing stitches – The surgeon may use stitches to seal up the wound now that the wisdom teeth have been removed. When impacted wisdom teeth are removed or the healthcare provider believes the patient would heal better with stitches in situ, this is occasionally essential.

Post-Surgery Care

  • For the first 24 hours, avoid mouthwashes and alcohol. Also, use a soft manual toothbrush and don’t brush next to the affected area.
  • Rinse gently and avoid touching the affected area.
  • Take the suggested medications if you start to feel unwell.
  • Although some bleeding is to be expected, if the bleeding persists, see your dentist right away.
  • For a few days, swelling around the mouth and cheeks is usual.
  • For the first few days, stick to a liquid diet. Avoid using straws.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day, but be gentle when rinsing.

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