We have an experienced team of oral and maxillofacial surgery since 7 years ago.
Oral Surgery involves the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Our experts in Oral and maxillofacial surgery had been handling simple and complex oro-facial problems ranging from third molar surgery to facial tumors and dentofacial trauma.
Far fewer wisdom teeth are now taken out than in the past. If the tooth is not causing problems, your dentist will not want to remove it. They will only remove wisdom teeth:- when it is clear that they will not be able to come through into a useful position because there is not enough room, and they are also causing some pain or discomfort.- if they have only partly come through and are decayed – such teeth will often decay as it will be difficult to clean them as thoroughly as
your other teeth.- if they are painful.
Are wisdom teeth difficult to take out?
It all depends on the position and the shape of the roots. Your dentist will tell you how easy or difficult each tooth will be to remove after looking at the x-rays. Upper wisdom teeth are often easier to remove than lower ones, which are more likely to be impacted.
Your dentist will say whether the tooth should be taken out at the dental practice, or whether you should be referred to a specialist (oral surgeon) at a hospital. Very occasionally there is a possibility of some numbness of the lip after the removal of a lower tooth – your dentist will tell you if it is possible in your case.
Either local anesthetic – as you would have for a filling – or sedation will probably be recommended. A general anesthetic (where you would be asleep), can also be used, but this will only be given in a hospital.
Will it make any difference to my face or mouth?
Removing wisdom teeth may cause some swelling for a few
days. But as soon as the area is healed, there will be no difference to your face or appearance. Your mouth will feel more comfortable and less crowded, especially if the teeth were impacted.
The amount of discomfort will depend on how easy the removal of the tooth was. There is usually some swelling and discomfort for a few days afterward, and it is important to follow any advice you get about
mouthwashes, etc, to help with the healing. Usual pain-killers such as
paracetamol, aspirin, or ibuprofen will usually deal with any pain. It is best to stay fairly quiet and relaxed and avoid smoking and drinking for 24 hours afterward to make sure there are no bleeding problems. There may be some stitches to help the gum heal over – your dentist will probably want to see you again about a week later to check on the healing, and to remove any stitches.
The cost of removal of wisdom teeth will vary according to the difficulty of the procedure and whether it is being carried out in a dental practice or hospital. It is always recommended that you get a written estimate before starting treatment.