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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Wisdom teeth are the third molars located in the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to erupt into the oral cavity. We expect to see them break through the gums around the age of 18 to 20 in general. In some cases where tooth eruption is early, it is not impossible to see them erupt around the age of 14 to 16.

Is it always necessary to extract wisdom teeth?

With human development and the evolution of our species’ lifestyle, humans develop smaller and smaller jaws. The teeth, however, have not decreased in terms of width, which causes a lack of space in many patients. This is the main reason why wisdom teeth extraction in adolescence has become so common. Some patients may benefit from adequate space to allow wisdom teeth to erupt, but very often the position of these makes brushing or flossing difficult due to lack of access. Wisdom teeth are therefore more vulnerable to the development of gum disease or cavities.

Contrary to popular belief, eruption of wisdom teeth does not cause misalignment of the front teeth!

What to expect during the procedure?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure that should be painless. The procedure takes between 1 hour and 2 hours depending on the positioning of the teeth and the quantity of teeth to be extracted. It is completely normal to hear cracking or pulling noises during the procedure. If such noises cause concern in the patient, it is indicated and recommended bringing headphones and music to relax and thus have a positive experience.

What to expect after the procedure?

The first 3-4 days following the procedure are often the most uncomfortable. It is recommended to take the medications prescribed by your dentist to minimize swelling and the pain felt. Complications are very rare and are addressed in the room with the dentist if necessary.