Wisdom teeth extraction is not painful.
“Alveotomy, or most commonly known as ‘wisdom tooth extraction’, is one of the most frequent surgical procedures done in the field of oral surgery.”
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to grow. They usually grow in late adolescence. We usually have 4 wisdom teeth, two in upper and two in lower jaw.
WHAT IS ALVEOTOMY?
Alveotomy, or wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most frequent surgical procedure done in the field of oral surgery.
Alveotomy is needed when wisdom tooth has not come out properly, but instead, it is ‘stuck’ in the gums and can have negative effect on other teeth. The irregular position of wisdom teeth can cause various problems, from pain to swelling and damaging other teeth.
When wisdom teeth start to create problems, and if they’re not in the regular position, then surgical removal is needed. This type of procedure is also done under local anesthesia and there is no pain involved.
As already mentioned, the growth of wisdom teeth is complicated because of the lack of space in the jaw and that is why they cause pain. The growth can be complicated because of the position of the wisdom tooth in the bone. This can cause pain, swelling and discomfort. If they manage to grow, they easily deteriorate because the oral hygiene is difficult to maintain. Wisdom teeth extraction is recommended since they do not have any function in oral cavity.
What are impacted wisdom teeth, and what are retained wisdom teeth? Impacted wisdom teeth is a disorder where the third molars are prevented from erupting into the mouth, but instead are fully formed in the bone. Retained wisdom teeth cannot grow for non-mechanical reasons.
THE PROCEDURE OF WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION
Alveotomy is a surgical procedure done with special surgical instruments and drills, under local anesthesia.
After the extraction, the wound is sewn and a patient is required to come within 7-10 days for a check-up and removal of stitches.
The healing process after alveotomy is minimal. Cooling of the treated area and painkillers are recommended.
Inform your dentist about the types of medications you use prior to the treatment, as well as disease you suffer from- diabetes, liver, thyroid or kidney disease, weak immune system in particular…
POTENTIAL RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
Even though this procedure is done under local anesthesia and is painless, there is a certain risk of bleeding and infection. In that case, antibiotics are prescribed to avoid abscess.
1. After surgical procedure it is necessary to use cold compresses on the treated area for reducing the swelling.
2. In case of need, use the prescribed painkillers.
3. Take antibiotics to shorten the post-operative recovery.
4. Optimal oral hygiene (gentle brushing around the wound) until the stitches 5. are removed.
6. Mouth washing with antiseptic.
7. After the treatment, liquid food is recommended, while hot food and 8. beverages should be avoided.
9. Avoid smoking at least 24 hours after the procedure.
10. Avoid alcohol.
If you notice anything unusual, contact us immediately.
* Note: Price corrections are possible depending on the complexity of the case.
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