Surgery of Wisdom Teeth

Four wisdom teeth

The “wisdom teeth”, as they are commonly known, are the last teeth to come out and to occupy their position in the mouth. Most people get them in their late teens or early twenties.

There are four wisdom teeth, one on each side of the maxilla and one on each side of the lower jaw.

  • When they are aligned correctly and healthy, they are a valuable contribution to the mouth.
  • However, in most cases they come out crooked and even horizontally and press against other molars or the jaw bone.

Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.

Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, and illness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.

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Extracting the “wisdom teeth”

The process of extracting the “wisdom teeth” depends on their condition (whether they came out partially or completely or if they are impacted). It requires rest for recovery. Bleeding and swelling may occur during the first 72 hours.

Most importantly. After surgery it is recommended to take the medications prescribed by the doctor which consist in:

 

  • Anti-inflammatories,
  • Pain killers and antibiotics if needed.
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene using a mouthwash and brushing your teeth.
  • You can rinse with warm salted water 48 hours after surgery.

At the Mario Garita MP Dental Clinic, we use absorbable stitches, which fall on their own 7-15 days after surgery.

We perform this procedure with the best practices and attention so that your recovery is full and successful.

Do not hesitate to contact us to obtain advice and evacuate all your doubts.

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What we use: At the Mario Garita MP Dental Clinic, we use absorbable stitches, which fall on their own 7-15 days after surgery. GET AN ESTIMATED