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Extractions

General Procedures

When all other alternative treatments are considered not viable, the tooth is extracted,

Tooth extraction nowadays is relatively painless, compared to how they used to be. Today, better anaesthetics and sedatives are available, saving the feeling of discomfort and pain, with very little bleeding.

Some patients need an antibiotic after an extraction, but with the right care, there should be no problems.

Smoking, vigorous brushing, rinsing and drinking liquid through straws are not recommended after an extraction, as they irritate the hole left by the tooth and may impede healing.

Wisdom Teeth

The third and final set of molars are called the wisdom teeth. They erupt at the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth.

Most people have problems with them when they erupt. They can erupt too close to existing teeth, causing crowding, improper bites and other problems.

The general solution for problem causing wisdom teeth is extraction, they are not used for eating. When there are problems with the wisdom teeth, this usually causes general discomfort, inflammation and other problems.

If you are experiencing the following, you probably have an impacted wisdom tooth;

  • Facial Swelling
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Gum Swelling