Impacted Tooth Extraction (Wisdom Tooth Extraction)

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Impacted Tooth Extraction (Wisdom Tooth Extraction)

An impacted tooth can be defined as a tooth that does not have enough space to be in the correct position and therefore cannot come out. Although there is no consensus on the causes of impacted teeth, it is known that hereditary factors play a role. Impacted dental surgery may be preferred in the treatment of impacted teeth.

What are the symptoms of impacted teeth?

  • Bleeding gums
  • Lack of teeth
  • Having difficulty and feeling pain during food/beverage consumption
  • Persistent bad taste in the mouth
  • Bad breath

What methods can be used in the treatment of impacted teeth?

Patients who experience discomfort due to impacted teeth should consult their dentist as soon as possible. At the first appointment, the location of the impacted tooth can be determined by taking an X-ray of the jaw. When the reasons that cause the tooth to remain impacted are understood, it can be decided how it should be removed.

Before resorting to the dental surgery method, dentists may consider alternative methods:

Track the impacted tooth

Your dentist may apply the tracking method for impacted teeth that do not show any symptoms that will disrupt daily life or cause severe discomfort to the patient. Frequent and regular checks and regular x-rays can be used to observe whether the tooth is in motion or not. At the end of this process, the treatment method can be decided.

Impacted tooth extraction (impacted tooth surgery)

Impacted tooth extraction/surgery may be preferred if the impacted tooth is in motion, causing pain by exerting pressure on other teeth, and cannot come out of the gingiva. It can be considered as one of the effective methods to stop the pain that negatively affects the daily life of the patient. The most important cause of pain is the pressure created by the tooth while trying to come out.

Impacted tooth surgery is a procedure that can take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and can be concluded within the same day. Impacted tooth extraction performed under local anesthesia may require a recovery period of approximately one week. It may be sufficient to wait a few days for daily activities.

Opening space for impacted tooth with braces

This method can often be used to remove impacted canine teeth. However, it can be considered as a method that gives more effective results in the treatment of children and young people with impacted teeth.

Is impacted tooth extraction difficult?

The difficulty of impacted tooth extraction/impacted tooth surgery may vary depending on the location of the root of the tooth. In order to estimate the difficulty of the operation, the results of the chin film can be examined. However, since local anesthesia is applied in all conditions, the patient can complete the procedure without pain or suffering. Moreover, when the procedure is completed, patients can feel the feeling of relaxation more clearly.

Things to consider after impacted tooth extraction

  • It is very important for the patient to strictly follow the recommendations given by the dentist before and after impacted tooth treatment.
  • Teeth cleaning and care should be done carefully, especially on the first day after the treatment of the impacted tooth.
  • The dentist will specify how long food/beverage can be consumed after the impacted tooth surgery. During this time, nothing should be eaten or drunk.
  • It is recommended not to consume extremely hot or extremely cold foods/drinks within a few days following the treatment.
  • It is recommended to consume soft and liquid foods such as soup, puree, smoothie in the first few days after impacted tooth surgery.
  • In accordance with the advice of the dentist, it is recommended to apply cold compresses regularly and without interruption.
Impacted Tooth Extraction (Wisdom Tooth Extraction)

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