Wisdom tooth extraction and impacted tooth extraction is a surgical procedure. A wisdom is generally extracted when it does not have space to erupt in the oral cavity which can result in pain, infection or damage to adjacent tooth. They can also be extracted under preventive treatment plan.
What type of problem can impacted/unerupted wisdom tooth can cause?
Damage to the adjacent tooth
Development of cyst
Damage to surrounding bone
How wisdom tooth extraction performed?
Like any other tooth extraction the wisdom tooth extraction can be done under local anesthesia. During the procedure an incision will be made into the gum thereby exposing the underlying bone/tooth. If any bone blocks the access to the tooth, it has to be removed. Then tooth can be removed in total or in section. It varies from patient to patient. Then extraction site is cleaned and gum is sutured back.