Impacted wisdom tooth removal surgery
Impacted wisdom tooth removal surgery


Removal of the tooth which fails to erupt in the oral cavity.These are generally the third molars or commonly called as wisdom teeth.
Conditions requiring removal of wisdom teeth:
Less space available for eruption
Erupting in spaces ,likely to cause problem in future
Frequent pain,swelling
Damage to adjacent teeth
Associated gum problems
Procedure involving removal of impacted teeth
Detailed medical and general history is obtained.Required radiographs are assessed for the treatment planning.Procedure is thoroughly explained to the patient.
Desired area is anaesthetised with a numbing shot.Required incisions are given and after removal of the tooth ,stitches are placed.
Procedure is explained to the patient thoroughly.
Patients are advised to eat light and easily digested food 2-4 hours before the procedure.
Patients on other systemic medications are advised not to skip the dose.
Analgesic and antibiotic cover is extended to the patient if desired.
1.Swelling may persist for a few hours,no hot and cold application should be done without prior consultation of the doctor.
2.Avoid smoking during the course of treatment as it may have adverse effects.
3.Avoid consuming alcohol ,smoking and tobacco before or after the procedure.
4.Avoid consumption of hot beverages or spicy food during the first five days.
5.Consumption of easily chewable food items which are at room temperature are advised.
6.Drinking of liquid is preferred from the glass and using straw is not advised.
7.Continous spitting after the procedure is not advised.
8.Medically compromised patients should take due diligence in consumption of their other medications and follow a healthy diet.
9.Avoid strenuous workout,sports or other labour activities for first 24hrs after surgery.
9.In case of any discomfort doctor should be contacted immediately.

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