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Oral Surgery

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are severalseveral7-year reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. Other reasons include a crowded mouth, infection, risk of infection.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars, or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. You need to visit a dentist to get these issues resolved

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What is the recovery period of the tooth extraction?

Once the procedure is done, detailed at-home care instructions will be given to the patient. To speed up the recovery and avoid any complications, patients must follow the given at-home instructions diligently. However, do know that the recovery period varies from patient to patient.

How do Wisdom teeth can be impacted?

They are enclosed within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum. Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning make brushing and flossing difficult.

How Do I Know If I Have Wisdom Teeth?

Ask your dentist about the positioning of your wisdom teeth. They may take an X-ray periodically to evaluate the presence and alignment of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist may also decide to send you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation.