Wisdom tooth removal

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About Wisdom tooth removal

Wisdom tooth refers to third molars located at the back of your mouth. They are often misaligned and can be impacted. When the eruption is partial, infection can occur, giving rise to pain and swelling.

A wisdom tooth that is fully erupted can be extracted easily via simple extraction technique, whereas a partially erupted (impacted) wisdom tooth requires surgical extraction. This involved an incision into the gum and is done by an oral surgeon. It may involve the use of sedatives along with local anaesthesia. The gum is sutured and post-operative instructions are given before the patient leaves the surgery.