Wisdom tooth often needs to be extracted, even for patients with absolutely healthy teeth. In most of the cases it is because of a tooth stuck in the jaw bone while coming out and it stays in the wrong position.
The most common complaints related to misaligned wisdom tooth are the following:
- feeling of painful tension at the area of temporomandibular joint
- limited ability of opening the mouth
- gingival pocket and its inflammation due to a misaligned tooth
- front teeth crowding
- dental caries in the teeth in front of a wisdom tooth
Before tooth extraction a thorough condition survey is made that is based on taking a panoramic X-ray. In case of a severely inflamed tooth an antibiotic treatment is necessary before the intervention as the surroundings of the inflamed tooth is hard to anaesthetize. After a proper preparation process, a surgical extraction can be carried out.
The advices after wisdom tooth extraction are the same as in the cases of other extractions.