Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The wisdom teeth or third molars are located farthest back in the mouth and are the last ones to form or erupt. Frequently, the wisdom teeth are trapped below the gums creating a space where bacteria can grow and cause pain, infection and tooth decay. They are removed to prevent more serious problems in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Wisdom teeth are removed to avoid more serious problems in the future:

  • Erosion Cavity - When the wisdom tooth hits the neighbouring molar, it can cause infection.
  • Cysts - Cysts can destroy the bone and damage other teeth. Cyst formation is uncommon.
  • Crowding - Crowding occurs when the wisdom tooth pushes hard against other teeth causing crowding.
  • Infection - When an impacted wisdom tooth pushes through the gum, an infection can form around the top of the tooth.
  • Pain/swelling
  • Swollen gums
  • Difficulty opening mouth
  • Ear ache
  • Bad breath
  • Swollen glands
  • Pain and swelling in gums and tooth socket where the tooth was removed
  • Bleeding that won't stop for a while
  • Difficult or pain in opening mouth
  • Take rest
  • Don't chew from extraction side
  • Consume cold food/beverage
  • Avoid very hot food/beverage
  • Don't spit saliva / swallow instead
  • Don't use straw to consume beverages
  • Warm saline rinse
  • No smoking for 48 hours