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Wisdom tooth removal

When wisdom teeth removal is necessary

Wisdom teeth are, without a doubt, the teeth that raise the most concerns. They mature too late, in some cases imperceptibly and in others painfully. They may grow up to be healthy and straight, but they may also fail to appear at all.

A panoramic X-ray and consultation with the dental specialist at the Kavident Dental Centre can provide you with the most accurate picture of the condition of your wisdom teeth. This is recommended for all patients in their 20s, even if they do not have tooth problems.


Wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Then the problems begin, and the only way out is often the extraction of one or more teeth.

Problems with wisdom teeth

The majority of problems are related to the position of the teeth in the oral cavity. They develop only after all the other teeth are in place. As a result, there may not be enough space for them. Therefore, they either stay under the jaw, slant at an angle, or become lodged in the front teeth. This often results in the spoilage of all teeth, necessitating orthodontic treatment.

Wisdom teeth that manage to appear above the surface of the gum are often already rotten. Caries on them can be detected with an X-ray and extracted before it is too late. Even if they have grown properly, the hard-to-reach location of caries prevents proper cleaning, and as a result, the possibility of causing us problems is high. Sometimes cysts are also formed around these teeth.

If you visit our dental specialist at Kavident Dental Centre regularly, he will monitor the condition of your wisdom teeth. He will decide whether or not to perform an extraction at his discretion. When there is a local infection, it is sometimes necessary to treat it first with medication before proceeding with the intervention.

Details of the wisdom teeth extraction

If the tooth has fully erupted, the extraction takes only a few minutes and is no different from that of the other teeth. In these cases, the recovery period is much shorter, lasting only a few days.

However, in more serious cases, such as when a wisdom tooth is embedded in the bone or grows crookedly and needs to be extracted, it must be done surgically. Only a surgeon can perform this procedure because it is a more complex intervention. Otherwise, several undesirable complications may occur.

At Kavident Dental Centre, there are professionals who will perform the extraction in the most painless way possible and without additional complications.

The operation is carried out under local anesthesia. Therefore, you will only feel the mechanical actions of the extraction, not the pain. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the location of the tooth and its roots.

First, an incision is made in the gum, and the wisdom tooth is then pulled out with tools. In some cases, bone sharpening is also required.

Wisdom teeth removal recovery

The specialists at Kavident Dental Centre will advise you on the actions you need to take after removing the wisdom tooth. In some cases, it is necessary to take antibiotics.

The pain begins after the effect of the anesthesia wears off and lasts for varying durations, depending on the complexity of the manipulation. It is then recommended to take painkillers.

Swelling may also occur, and this effect, together with the pain, may continue for several days. Sometimes bacterial infections may appear, but they are easy to distinguish by the changes that occur in the gums - whitening, bleeding, and soreness. In such cases, topical medications are used.

You will need to visit the dental specialist again after the wisdom tooth has been extracted to ensure everything is in order. These are the necessary evils that allow us to avoid many of the complications these wisdom teeth may cause.

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