A buried wisdom tooth surgery, also known as wisdom teeth extraction or removal,
is a dental procedure in which one or more wisdom teeth are removed from the jawbone.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars at the back of the mouth that usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25.
Sometimes, the wisdom teeth may not emerge properly, and instead become impacted, meaning they remain partially or fully hidden below the gum line. This can lead to a range of dental problems such as pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth, and may require surgery to remove the impacted teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions for Buried Wisdom Tooth Surgery
Most people experience some discomfort during and after the surgery, but the dentist or oral surgeon will administer anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, so the patient won’t feel any pain during the procedure. They may also prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort during the recovery period.
Recovery time can vary from person to person, but most people take about 3-4 days to recover fully. During this time, it is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities, follow the dentist’s instructions for managing pain and swelling, and eat soft foods that won’t irritate the surgical site.
Like any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with wisdom tooth extraction, such as infection, excessive bleeding, or damage to nearby teeth or nerves. However, these complications are rare, and the dentist or oral surgeon will take steps to minimize the risks.
Wisdom tooth extraction is typically recommended when the teeth are impacted, causing pain, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth, or when they are likely to cause problems in the future. Your dentist or oral surgeon will evaluate your teeth and recommend extraction if necessary.