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Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Wisdom tooth surgery is a minor surgical procedure that aims to remove your impacted wisdom tooth which misaligned. Improperly erupted wisdom teeth are breeding grounds for bacteria and may cause tooth decay, sometimes even affecting the neighbouring teeth. That’s the case when wisdom tooth needs to be removed.

About Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Wisdom tooth surgery is a minor surgical procedure that aims to remove your impacted wisdom tooth which misaligned. Improperly erupted wisdom teeth are breeding grounds for bacteria and may cause tooth decay, sometimes even affecting the neighbouring teeth. That’s the case when wisdom tooth needs to be removed.

General Questions
What is the procedure of wisdom tooth surgery?

Your dentist would apply a local anesthetic on your gum near the extraction site before removing a wisdom tooth. A general anesthetic may also be inhaled through nose or given through IV line in your arm to induce sleep during the procedure, especially if several or all wisdom tooth would be removed at the same time. Before removing the wisdom tooth, your dentist would first make a minor incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. The bone that blocks access to the tooth root would be removed subsequently.

The wisdom tooth is then divided into smaller parts and removed together with other tooth debris or bone from the extraction site. Your dentist would clean the extraction site thoroughly before putting gauze over the extraction site to control bleeding and help a blood clot to form. In some cases, your dentist may also stitch the wound to promote healing process, however this is not always necessary.

What are the common problems of wisdom tooth?

1. Tooth will be decayed where there is not enough room to clean properly with the brush.
2. When impacted tooth push through the gum, the gum overlies can be inflamed and swollen.
3. Food impaction between the impacted tooth and the next tooth will cause the bacteria to breed and cause decayed teeth.

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