Impacted Tooth Extraction (Wisdom Tooth Extraction)
Since impacted teeth are not easily visible in the mouth and jaw structure, surgical extraction is applied.
[Surgical tooth extraction requires opening a space in the gum, removing the tooth in pieces, and removing the bone tissue to access the tooth appropriately.]
Frequently Asked Questions About Impacted Tooth Extraction
What are the Conditions for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
- -If it is damaging the adjacent teeth and jawbone, the wisdom tooth should be extracted.
- -Wisdom tooth extraction should be performed in untreatable caries and fragmented fractures.
How is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Performed?
Gum and bone tissue are removed. The tooth is grasped with dental forceps, gently rocked back and forth, and removed from the jawbone. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the tooth in pieces to prevent the removal of excess bone tissue.
[Since impacted tooth extractions require surgical expertise, they should be performed by an Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Surgeon.]
How long does it take to complete the Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Depending on the position of the tooth, the surgical extraction is completed in 2 to 30 minutes.
Will It Hurt During Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
The maxillofacial surgeon decides whether to perform the surgery under local or general anesthesia during the examination. In both cases, pain and ache are not experienced during the procedure. It is normal to have bleeding after surgical tooth extraction. A blood clot occurs in the socket of the extracted tooth. Gauze is applied to accelerate the cessation of bleeding. If necessary, the gingiva is sutured.
What are the Advantages of Wisdom Tooth Extraction by An Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
- -The risk of complications is minimized.
- -In case of possible complications, the specialist maxillofacial surgeon takes the situation under control with immediate intervention.
- -The healing process is faster and more comfortable after the extraction performed by the specialist maxillofacial surgeon.
- -The integrity of the jawbone and the health of other teeth are not compromised.
What Should Be Paid Attention to After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
- -The recovery period takes longer compared to standard tooth extraction, and there may be some pain for 2 to 3 days. You should use the drugs prescribed by the surgeon regularly.
- -You should not eat food until the effect of anesthesia disappears.
- -Eating soft foods for a few days helps recovery.
- -It is beneficial not to take a hot bath for 24 hours since it may intensify the blood flow in the tooth cavity.