Wisdom teeth are commonly referred to as third molars and they usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25 years old. This process can lead to complications if the wisdom teeth aren't removed and that's why it's important to consult with your dentist if you think you may have these teeth coming in and take appropriate action, which varies depending on your situation. Below we outline some of the types of wisdom tooth removal options available to you, as well as what you can expect afterwards.
A partial extraction, also known as a wisdom tooth salvage procedure, involves removing only part of your wisdom teeth. This is typically done when wisdom teeth are partially erupted—meaning they have not broken through your gums—or when there isn't enough room for all four wisdom teeth to grow properly. It can be a tricky procedure, but if done properly it has a very high success rate.
If there is only one wisdom tooth in your mouth, and it's causing you pain, you may have it removed. When a single tooth needs to be removed, that's called a simple extraction. You can have complete extraction even if there are multiple teeth involved. But keep in mind that multiple extractions are more complicated than a single one because they involve more incisions and leave scarring where your gums meet your bone.
In some cases, wisdom teeth are too close to other teeth for a surgeon to be able to remove them. When that's true, extraction is often necessary. An oral surgeon will cut into your gums and remove your wisdom tooth with forceps and other tools. There may be some discomfort in recovery as your mouth heals, but you should have minimal complications after surgery. As long as you keep up with oral hygiene, there's little chance of infection. Learn more about surgical extraction here.
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