Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are a permanent set of four teeth that grows at the top and bottom corners of the jaw. These teeth are not present right from birth and they usually grow as a person reaches a mature or adult age.

In most cases, the wisdom teeth grow at the right places without much hindrances. However, in the case of some patients, the jaw does not have enough space to accommodate four extra teeth. The wisdom teeth try to forcefully make space in the jaw, making the process incredibly painful for the patient.

In some other cases, due to lack of proper oral hygiene and care, the gums might get affected and the emerging wisdom tooth might decay. Wisdom teeth also have a probability of decaying sooner than other teeth. This is why the wisdom tooth extraction method should be opted for, as a means of treatment.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

If the pain in the impacted wisdom teeth gets unbearable, patients can opt for a wisdom tooth extraction procedure. There can be variations in the operative procedure based on the location of the teeth.

If the tooth is embedded in the gums, it can be easily extracted just like any other tooth. However, if the tooth has embedded its roots in the bone, it might require a different form of surgery.

The surgery can be performed to extract the wisdom tooth at once. In critical conditions, it can also be extracted in pieces to make sure the gum and jawbones are not hurt.

The recovery period for a wisdom tooth extraction surgery can usually vary from 24 to 48 hours, depending on the scope of surgery and the patient’s health condition.