The process of removing wisdom teeth depends on how deeply your teeth are affected. Other wisdom teeth can be removed just like any other molar. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your dentist or oral surgeon will expand the socket (the area with the teeth) using a pair of special forceps. Then rotate the grinding wheel from one side to the other until it is completely disassembled.
However, if it is very difficult to remove your teeth, your dentist or oral surgeon will cut your gums and remove your maxillary bone to reach your teeth. This way you can remove the wisdom teeth and, if necessary, close the wounds with sutures.
In most cases, wisdom teeth usually take only a few minutes to remove, but in the most difficult cases it can take up to 20 minutes.
When should wisdom teeth be removed?
They can be surgically removed when their growth is abnormal, when there is no space for their proper development, when there is congestion, or when they are intact within the bone.
Common symptoms and discomfort
If there is enough space, the discomfort will be minimal, primarily pain and swelling in the gums at the end of the mouth.
Symptoms and discomfort if problems during growth
When we do not have space to place new molars or when they are crooked, the discomfort becomes more severe:
Severe pain in the molar area
Swelling and / or redness of the cheeks
In case you suffer from any of these symptoms, you should go to our consultation immediately, where we will make a full diagnosis to detect infection in this area or bone.
Symptoms and discomfort on cognitive dental infection
Appearance of pus in this area
What should I do since I get something even after this procedure?
As soon as your wisdom teeth are removed, you should rest until the effects of general anesthesia or sedation subside.
After local anesthesia, it can take several hours for your jaw to regain sensitivity. Be very careful not to chew this area or eat too hot food or drinks as they can burn the area. You can go home when you are ready.
If you are given general anesthesia or sedation, you should make arrangements to take someone home. You should try to be with a friend or family for the first 24 hours.
Before going home, your dentist or oral surgeon will give you some advice on how to care for your teeth and gums while recovering from wisdom tooth extraction. They can give you painkillers, antibiotics and mouthwash solutions to take you home. The removal of teeth on a daily basis depends on the number of days the injury lasts, but you can reduce these discomforts after the signs and treatment prescribed by your doctor or dentist.
They can give you a date for consultation, where they will receive dental extract treatment. Stitches are removed one week after surgery.
In general, dental extraction and wisdom teeth healing usually require several days of rest after procedure without major problems.