How the wisdom teeth extracted?

Written by: Dr. Fernando Toro Mattozzi
Published: | Updated: 20/05/2019
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Wisdom teeth are the third molars known as wisdom tooth, which usually occurs between 17 and 20 years. Sometimes they can appear before, much later or even never do. Sometimes not leave the four wheels, but only some of them.


Tooth extraction trial

wisdom tooth The extraction of wisdom teeth is performed by the specialist in dentistry in cases where cause some discomfort (severe or acute pain, recurrent infections, cavities in the second molars by poor hygiene, etc.) or when it is a sign radiological disease (a cyst or root erosion of other pieces).

It is also performed in the case of making some orthodontic treatment, in order to prevent recurrence.


How the wisdom teeth extracted?

For the extraction of wisdom teeth local anesthetic is applied, then:

  • If the wheels are coming, they are removed with surgical instruments.
  • If the wheels are included: you have to make an incision to remove them and place stitches.

Sometimes after removing a wisdom tooth including horizontal, tooth mobility usually occurs in the next room. Most of the time this mobility is temporary, and last 1 or 2 weeks usually disappears.

The cause of mobility may result from the dentist has relied on the neighboring tooth to pry extraction movements. This usually only be solved without major problems, and soft diet is recommended and make daily chewing on the opposite side to rest the affected part.


What the patient needs recovery?

Full recovery after extraction of a wisdom tooth occurs after one or two weeks, depending on each case. After the operation, in addition to pain, it is normal for the wound to bleed for at least 24 hours. Therefore, a gauze pad over the same should hold down for about 20 minutes and must be changed on hold while bleeding apply.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Fernando Toro Mattozzi

Dr. Toro Matozzi is a first class doctor trained in New York, where he specialized in Periodontics, Implantology and Aesthetic Dentistry. He is currently director of the surgical Intersalud Dental Clinic, located in the heart of Madrid. Author of numerous articles on communication at national and international level, Dr. Toro combines his working life acting as a master teacher at the European University of Madrid and Universidad San Pablo CEU.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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