Painless Extractions

Wisdom tooth removal is often advised if they are unable to erupt fully into the mouth or is a source of discomfort and severe infection. Third molar is the last tooth to erupt into the mouth between the age of 17 and 25. By the time third molars erupt, growth of the jaw and all other teeth is completed and third molars often do not have enough space to erupt fully.

Position and presentation of a third molar varies greatly, sometimes they can get trapped in the bone while some manage to erupt but not entirely. Due to the difficult positioning of third molar, food lodgement is quite often, this can lead to difficulty in keeping the area clean, leading to infection and pain is the main concern in most patients. It is better to have them removed to prevent problems to the erupted teeth as well as their neighboring teeth.

Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction at Arihant

Prevents damage to neighboring healthy teeth

At times, wisdom tooth tend to erupt quite close to the neighboring teeth. This may cause problems and damage in the neighboring teeth.

Prevents possibility of gum disease and cavities

Often times, wisdom tooth erupts normally but cannot be cleaned and oral hygiene cannot be maintained properly as they are hard to reach with our tooth brush. It is better to have them removed to prevent gum disease and cavities in these teeth from developing.

Avoids the chance of repeated infection

Removing wisdom tooth will relieve existing pain and prevent chances of re infection in the same region in the future.

Avoid future chances of cyst or tumor formation

It is advisable to remove wisdom tooth that is stuck within the bone due to their potential to develop into cysts later in life.

FAQs about painless extractions

You should take care of the following after a wisdom tooth removal.

  • Hold on to a gauze sponge with firm pressure for about 15 minutes to control postoperative bleeding.
  • To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack or cold towel to your cheek over the area of extraction during the first 12 hours. Keep the ice pack for a minimum of 20 minutes and repeat this every half an hour.
  • Soft and cold food diet is recommended for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the first 24 hours.
  • It is advised to do warm salt-water gargle or rinses 24 hours after wisdom tooth removal.

Wisdom tooth removal is done under local anesthesia to ensure the procedure is pain free. However, you may feel some discomfort after the procedure that can be easily managed with medication prescribed by your dentist.

After wisdom tooth removal, it is normal to have some pain and discomfort. You may be prescribed with pain relief medication to feel better. You may also expect the following.

  • Blood stained saliva may be noticed the first day. If the bleeding is persistent, please inform the dentist immediately.
  • Some swelling and bruising is expected, this usually resolves within few days.
  • You may feel sore and uncomfortable to open mouth completely for about 3-4 days after the procedure. This will normally resolve in a couple of days.