The removal of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, is a very common surgical procedure.
Wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven’t broken through the surface yet can cause various problems. A wisdom tooth is refereed to as an impacted wisdom tooth when it is stuck underneath the surface of your gums and grows at an odd angle. This can potentially cause complications. If left untreated, a wisdom tooth cause severe pain as well as tooth decay, gum disease and other problematic oral issues.
Wisdom tooth extraction offers a safe solution to the pain and risks caused by a wisdom tooth. If the tooth has not fully come through the surface, a small incision will be made to access it. If required, the tooth may be cut into smaller parts to make the extraction an easier process. Following the procedure, the gum is sealed with dissolving stitches.
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How long does it take for wisdom teeth to come through the gum?
This usually happens between the ages of 17 and 25, however, the pace of the process can vary between individuals.
How long does a wisdom tooth extraction take?
Anywhere from a few minutes up to around 20 minutes.
How may I know that I have an infected wisdom tooth?
Signs of an infected wisdom tooth include:
- Swelling around the tooth.
- Throbbing pain.