What Happens During the Wisdom Teeth Removal Process?

What Happens During the Wisdom Teeth Removal Process?

Posted by ANTHONY CORBO DDS on Jan 27 2022, 06:55 AM

Wisdom tooth extractions may be a major source of nightmares for adults and adolescents alike. However, as technology advances, dentists are now employing less intrusive techniques for wisdom tooth extraction, which reduces discomfort. Recovery from these types of extractions is critical after surgery. Visit Anthony G Corbo DDS in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the best wisdom tooth extraction services.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Problems?

When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may grow horizontally, sloped toward or away from the second molars, or angled inward or outward. A misaligned wisdom tooth could crowd the adjacent teeth, or damage it, the jawbone, or nerves. Another concern is that they are so far back that they can be difficult to clean! These teeth are thus at greater risk of infection and tooth decay.

The Procedure for Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

Incisions

After the anesthetic has worn off and the patient is completely unconscious, the oral surgeon will make incisions in the gum tissues to expose the wisdom teeth and bone. Incisions are done with scalpel-like devices that are relatively small in size.

Bone Extraction

The oral surgeon might have to remove sections of the bone that cover the roots of each tooth for the roots to be revealed. Small sections of bone will be removed through the initial incisions to access the roots. Bone removal must be done with extreme caution since too much removal can cause injury to the surrounding area. 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Some people's wisdom teeth are so hard and huge that separating them beforehand makes them easier to remove. Since smaller pieces have less impact on the gums and roots, dividing each wisdom tooth into fragments may make removal easier.

Cleaning

After the wisdom tooth is extracted, the oral surgeon thoroughly cleans the area around the extracted tooth. Leftover material from the wisdom teeth extraction or bone pieces might be harmful to the open wound, so none must be left behind.

Closing

The final step in wisdom teeth removal is to close the open wound so that healing can occur. If the incision is large, oral stitches will be used to close it. After the wound has been closed, gauze will be placed over the wound area to contain the bleeding. The gauze will most likely need to stay in place for at least a few hours after the treatment.

For the best dental care, contact Anthony G Corbo DDS at (954) 434-2234 or visit us at 13101 Old Sheridan St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330.

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