What is wisdom tooth extraction?
The wisdom tooth extraction procedure, also known as the extraction of third molars, is one of the most common interventions in terms of maxillofacial terms and tooth extraction.
It is not the extraction itself that hurts or bothers but the surgical acts necessary for its release depending on how they are located. Normally the teeth of the lower jaw are worse situated than those of the upper jaw and that is why the postoperative period is usually more complex. Hence the importance of performing a CT scans prior to the intervention to help us minimize the surgical actions necessary to have a 3D image. The use of antibiotics should be appropriate because although they are often essential and necessary if there is a situation of infection or in the case of patients with a previous condition such as diabetes, but you should not abuse them because it can happen that the time the bacteria in the mouth become resistant to them and when their use is more necessary does not have the desired effectiveness.
Yes, it is essential anti-inflammatory medication, being sometimes necessary to take corticosteroids for a few days (prednisone) if the inflammation is very important and severe. For the extraction of the lower molars an anesthetic is placed that we call “troncular” that is placed in the most posterior part of the mouth and not in the own tooth. For added info click here. It has the peculiarity that in addition to the tooth, half of the lower lip and half of the tongue on the same side sleep and it is important that the patient has the precaution not to chew in the next 4-5 hours after the intervention on that side. having anesthesia a very long effect could bite and injure the tongue while appearing very bothersome and delayed aphthae to disappear.
Then the fixation that the wheel has with the bone has to be separated by the instruments (forceps, scalpel, dislocators, surgical motor, etc.) that the dentist considers most appropriate. Subsequently, the wound is compressed with sterile gauze and the area is irrigated with the physiological saline solution. Need more information click here. Normally the area is stitched with a few stitches (it reduces the risks of subsequent infection) that can be resorbable for greater comfort for the patient because they fall on their own. In case of patients with a history of traumatic extractions or previous bad experiences, it is possible to evaluate the possibility of performing the treatment under sedation (you can consult it in this article ) since it is very important to control the patient’s anxiety and stress in this type of interventions for a get a good and optimal result.
The most common form of tooth extractions is simple or surgical extractions. The procedure is very simple, the damaged or damaged tooth is removed from the gum to avoid future problems and eliminate pain, and infections… want to know more, click here. You can also perform a surgical extraction of the wisdom teeth due to the bad position or lack of space of these molars. As the human being evolves, the mouth becomes smaller, and the wisdom teeth leave with little space, which leads the roots to adopt strange and different forms, often curved and grouped, which hinder the treatment if necessary. The molars, in addition, can press the nerve below causing problems to other parts of the body. To achieve this, it is important to maintain good oral health, through proper hygiene of all teeth and regular visits to the dentist.