Surgical Removal Of Wisdom Teeth

In some patients, wisdom teeth or third molars have to be extracted surgically. The common conditions that require surgical extraction of the wisdom tooth are if the tooth is trapped within the jawbone, if it has only partially erupted, or if it is growing at an angle. The surgical removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is called impaction.

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I have a painful wisdom tooth. Should I wait for it to erupt?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am experiencing pain because of my erupting wisdom tooth. It is very painful. I have to take medicines to be alright. After two weeks, the pain got subsided, but my wisdom tooth did not erupt. In the place of my wisdom tooth and the tooth beside it, there is a persistent swelling...  Read Full »


Dr. Gagan Khanna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The erupting wisdom tooth causes pain because it does not have the space to erupt completely and gets impacted. It is at an angle to the adjacent tooth rather than being vertical causing an accumulation of the food, leading to bacterial growth and swelling. The painkiller...  Read Full »

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