Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in our jaw and they come through at the back of the mouth behind the last standing teeth.
If you’re told that your wisdom teeth are “impacted”, it means that there is not enough space for them to grow into the jaw in a normal position or when they erupt at an angle or in an unexpected location. The Dental Roots is a Speciality Centre when it comes to tooth extraction in Gurgaon and South Delhi.
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. At The Dental Roots, our main goal is to preserve and keep your natural teeth strong and healthy for life. It is a multi-specialty centre in Gurgaon and South Delhi. The team has specialized Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons who perform all procedures in dealing with conditions related wisdom tooth extraction and other jaw related disorders.
Impacted teeth won't cause any problem to some patients, while others might show obvious symptoms. Keeping a partially impacted wisdom tooth clean is difficult, they can also cause food to become trapped which can lead to tooth decay. For some people, a partially impacted tooth is very painful.
If the tooth becomes infected or causes other issues, you may have symptoms such as:
In other cases, the affected tooth may never break through the gums. This is known as a fully impacted wisdom tooth.
Mostly, wisdom teeth become impacted because it is the last tooth to enter the oral cavity and by then your jaw doesn’t have enough space for it to emerge. Sometimes, partial impaction is seen when the tooth grows in a wrong direction.
X-rays and thoroughly examination of your mouth is done before making a treatment plan. An X-ray shows whether your teeth are impacted and if it has damaged other teeth and bone. If your teeth are impacted, your dentist is going to discuss with you the benefits and risks of surgical extraction.
If your impacted wisdom teeth cause symptoms or dental problems, your dentist may suggest a surgical extraction which is usually an outpatient procedure. You can go home the same day. As part of the procedure, your doctor may use anesthetic drugs to induce a type of anesthesia, such as:
The entire surgery usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes. Sometimes the procedure may take longer time if the tooth is completely impacted and buried within your gums or jawbone.
Occasionally after the procedure a suture is placed that helps in healing. An ice pack is been provided by the clinic for decreasing the post extraction swelling.
Most people can get back to their normal activities a few days after surgery. It takes up to six weeks for your mouth to completely heal.For about a 4 to 5 days, soft food will be suggested by the dentist.
After surgery, you may experience some pain, bleeding, and swelling. Your doctor will give you specific instructions for managing discomfort, such as taking pain medications and using cold compresses.
Although rare, you may develop a painful dry socket. This happens when the blood clot that’s supposed to form after surgery doesn’t form properly or becomes dislodged from the socket and exposes bone. In such cases you are advised to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
At The Dental Roots, we do not advise wisdom tooth extraction if they are correctly positioned and do not cause any discomfort. However if there is impaction or crowding, our dentist may recommend a wisdom tooth extraction. Tooth Extraction Surgery is a mostly is single sitting session which is carried out under a local anaesthesia to ensure painless treatment. For your Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Gurgaon and South Delhi at our clinic, The Dental Roots, you be treated by a dedicated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Our Oral Surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatments of diseases, disorders, injuries, defects and aesthetic attributes of teeth, jaws, mouth, face & neck. The treatment is virtually painless and our team ensures you are most comfortable through out. The dentist will guide you through the post treatment care instructions to ensure speedy recovery. Contact The Dental Roots for tooth extraction in Gurgaon and South Delhi
No, depending on the complexity of the extraction different anesthetic options can be administered during the procedure which will minimize the pain and discomfort during the extraction.
No, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed – it’s very subjective and based on the dental situation of each individual patient. Typically wisdom teeth do NOT need to be removed if they’re healthy, have fully erupted, are positioned correctly and bite properly with the opposing teeth, and are able to be properly cleaned and flossed in a patient’s daily hygiene practices.
The average recovery time is about 3 days (though it may be longer) and swelling, soreness, and discomfort are likely side effects. Your mouth may need a few weeks to heal completely after surgery.
Every case varies because the treatment is dependent on the position and complexity of each tooth. For more information on wisdom teeth costs, please contact our front desk.
A blood clot forms in that area to protect the bone and nerves underneath. If that clot becomes dislodged or aggravated, it will cause the bone and nerve to be exposed to air, fluids and food, causing an infection – or a dry socket.
Dry socket can happen three to four days after your wisdom teeth are pulled. It causes pain and bad breath. It is important to flush the area and discuss any symptoms with your dentist.
Not necessarily. Symptoms might not be seen, but they can always become a foci of infection.