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How is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Performed?

Our wisdom tooth is the third molar and it is called “wisdom tooth” because it erupts when the person is over 17 years old and supposedly wise enough. And because of this late eruption there is often no space left for the wisdom tooth to come out properly making it impacted. A wisdom tooth becomes impacted when it is trapped under bone and gum tissues and disrupts structure adjacent to it causing the pain that patients feel. When there is unrelenting pain due to impaction of the wisdom tooth or teeth, the patient will be required to undergo surgery to remove the tooth. This is because if the impacted wisdom tooth remains the patient will still be in a lot of pain and may cause even further destruction. The solution to pain from wisdom teeth is to have wisdom tooth extraction performed. Wisdom tooth extraction is much different from a normal tooth extraction because the wisdom tooth to be extracted is positioned a different way and may be covered by gum and bone. Wisdom tooth extraction procedure Step 1: Local Anesthesia The first step of wisdom tooth extractions is the administration of local anesthesia. It may be conveniently supported by a mandibular blocking technique, which renders the entire quadrant numb. Anesthesia is used to numb the area, so that the procedure can come along as comfortably as it should for the patient. Step 2: Gum Incision If the tooth is covered by gum tissue, the soft tissue is incised and reflected away from the bone to expose it. Sometimes an impacted tooth is going to be covered just by...