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Many of us are aware of the pain and discomfort that the arrival of a wisdom tooth can cause. If the wisdom tooth is not growing properly, it can cause excruciating pain. It is best to reach out to the dentists at Molson Park Dental. The dentists will examine your teeth and determine why the wisdom tooth is causing you a problem. They will formulate a plan for you to get rid of the discomfort. Extraction is recommended if the dentist thinks that the wisdom tooth might cause more problems to the patient.

When do you need to consider extraction?

It is not necessary that the wisdom tooth needs to be extracted. It is usually done when it is causing you pain and damage to the teeth and bone around it. The growth of wisdom teeth can also cause gum diseases and trap food particles. There are fluid-filled sacs that have formed around it, or tooth decay has begun, then the tooth might need to be removed. The tooth is usually removed when it has been impacted. That means that it is growing at an angle that makes it lean towards the second molar or head towards the back of the mouth. Extraction is also necessary when the tooth has been trapped in the jawbone or growing at a right angle as if it is laying or resting on the other teeth around it.

What happens during the surgery?

If you are suffering from any of the situations stated above then the dentist will recommend extraction to you. The wisdom tooth is extracted by using a surgical approach and is an outpatient treatment. During the procedure, the dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue. This is done to expose the tooth and the bone. After that, they remove the bone which is blocking access to the root of the tooth. Once the path is clear, the wisdom tooth is divided into sections and removed in pieces. At the end of the procedure, the dentist will clean up the surgical site and stitches up the wound.

What happens after the procedure?

Whenever undergoing any procedure, we worry about what we will experience after it. However, recovery is simple, but there are certain situations in which you should reach out to the dentist. Severe pain, fever, blood in nasal discharge, excessive bleeding, difficulty in swallowing or breathing and persistent numbness are some of the signs that you should notify your dentist when you experience them.

What are the risks involved?

This surgical procedure doesn’t have any long term complications. There are rare complications, which include, slow-healing gums and damage to the nearby sinuses, teeth or nerves. There can also be swelling and pain in the gums or an exposed bone. The extraction can cause damage to the existing dental work. It can also fracture the jaw if the wisdom tooth was too firmly attached to the jawbone. You might also experience numbness in the lips.