Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom Tooth Removal (3rd Molars)
A wisdom tooth that is deemed problematic is normally extracted to avoid any oral complications. To have a wisdom tooth removed, a small incision is made to open up the gum tissue over the tooth and remove any bone that is covering the tooth. Once the tooth is in view, it is grasped with a dental instrument, known as a forcep, and gently rocked back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and surrounding ligaments. Sometimes the tooth may need to be cut into smaller pieces to make it easier for removal. Stitches may be necessary after the removal of a wisdom tooth.
Why Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
- Wisdom teeth can grow in sideways, emerge from the gum or they can remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
- We recommend wisdom teeth be removed when the patient is younger, since the tooth roots have not been fully formed yet.
- Removing wisdom teeth as the patient gets older, becomes more complicated since the tooth roots are fully developed.