Surgical extractions and removal of Wisdom/Impacted teeth

The Wisdom tooth, ( i.e. Third Molar ) mostly do not push through the gums until the late teens or twenties and they are the last teeth to come through the gums.

In the majority of cases, there will not be enough room in the jaw for a Wisdom tooth to fully emerge. This can lead to several complications. Food and bacteria builds up between the Wisdom teeth and its neighboring molars, and decay and gum infection are very likely to occur. Crowded Wisdom teeth in the upper jaw have a tendency to lean sideways and grate against the cheek. These Wisdom teeth usually cause ulceration and chewing problems. A further problem is Wisdom teeth crowding- the pressure from Wisdom teeth may also force the other teeth closer together, and interfere with the bite. Gum disease and cyst formations are also complications of Wisdom Wisdom teeth. Very rarely, tumours may also form from the Wisdom teeth. Pressure from the Wisdom teeth can also cause toothache on the tooth next to it. At Cross Dental you can avoid these complications by removal of the Wisdom tooth where our surgeon will work to make the surgical procedure painless and comfortable for the patient. As it is a surgical procedure we at Cross Dental take utmost care about the sterilization and infection control.

Is taking antibiotics a good option for Wisdom tooth?

Antibiotics are a short term solution for Wisdom Wisdom teeth. Mouth infections such as pericoronitis caused by Wisdom teeth can be treated with antibiotics, but the infection will reoccur unless the Wisdom teeth removal is performed. Wisdom tooth removal is best done early.

When is the right time to remove the Wisdom tooth?

Toothache prompts patients to come to the dentist. However, Wisdom teeth do not usually cause pain until damage has already been done! Wisdom teeth removal surgery is best performed sooner rather than later. X-rays taken earlier can indicate whether or not Wisdom teeth will cause problems. At Cross Dental with the latest equipments and X-ray machine, we can detect the problem at the earliest and give the best treatment possible. Our surgeon will tell you when is the best time for the Wisdom teeth removal.

What is the procedure for the removal of Wisdom tooth?

During a consultation involving x-rays or OPG (panoramic x-ray) and examination, our oral surgeon will determine severity of the procedure. The Wisdom teeth removal commonly involves an incision to open the gum, and sometimes a small portion of the bone may need to be removed to provide access for the Wisdom teeth removal. The Wisdom teeth may also need to be divided into segments so it can be removed safely and easily. The incision in the gum may then need to be closed with stitches. Perfect Wisdom teeth technique and a lot of experience is a must for these surgical procedures.


Do I need to remove Wisdom tooth before orthodontic treatment?

Many orthodontists believe that developing Wisdom teeth can cause the front teeth to become over crowded, and often recommend Wisdom teeth removal before or immediately after orthodontic treatment


Types of Impacted Wisdom teeth

Impacted Wisdom teeth fall into several categories. Mesioangular impaction is the most common and means the Impacted tooth is angled forward, towards the front of the mouth. Vertical impaction means the tooth is angled backwards, towards the rear of the mouth. Horizontal impaction means fully 90 degrees forward. Most of the time Wisdom teeth with distoangulation are the easiest to extract in the maxilla and the most difficult in the mandible. The Impacted teeth with mesioangulation are easier to remove in the mandible and more difficult in the maxilla

Wisdom teeth removal surgery is not something people look forward to, but modern surgical and anesthetic techniques as used recently have now combined to make it a much more acceptable procedure than in the past.