Fear of wisdom tooth surgery

If you are also afraid of pulling your wisdom teeth, stay with us in this article to reduce this fear and anxiety to a great extent by knowing the steps of the treatment and the effective factors in the treatment.
Effective factors in treatment are:

  • The role of the dentist
  • Use of laser in wisdom tooth surgery

Why should we pull wisdom teeth?

  • Infection and decay of the crown and root of the wisdom tooth and damage to the adjacent teeth
  • Imbedded or semi-implanted teeth may cause infection, inflammation or cysts in the gums.
  • Constant pain in the jaw, neck, throat and ears
  • Creating sinus problems, including sinus pressure and congestion
  • Possible damage to the jaw or oral nerves
  • The direction of the growth of the wisdom teeth may cause the alignment of the teeth to be destroyed.
  • In some cases, if a person intends to undergo orthodontics, the wisdom teeth must be removed due to the space they occupy in order to create space for the teeth to move in order to align them.

And finally, the dentist decides whether to pull the wisdom tooth or not by examining the jaw, the position of the wisdom tooth and the radiograph.

The best age to remove wisdom teeth

In general, it is better for people between the ages of 18 and 21 to have their wisdom teeth removed. But sometimes, some people may take action to extract their wisdom teeth at an older age, but it should be noted that the roots of the teeth become more resistant in adulthood, that’s why the extraction of wisdom teeth becomes more difficult and may be accompanied by pain and complications. In elderly people, there is a possibility of breaking the jaw bone during surgery.

Steps of wisdom tooth surgery

  1. Examining the patient’s photo and preparing the patient for surgery.
  2. Then, 10 to 15 minutes before the surgery, the dentist injects a local anesthetic in the area of ​​the jaw bone and gum tissue where the wisdom tooth is located, causing the anesthesia to deepen and then numb the nerves in that area. The person should not feel pain during the treatment.
  3. Then the anesthesia test is done and if needed, anesthesia is injected again for the patient.
  4. After complete anesthesia, in order to access the tooth and the surrounding bone, an incision is made in the gum with a device called an elevator.
  5. And the dentist easily loosens the tooth root by moving and emptying the sides of the tooth.
  6. Then, with a tool called burr, the tooth is extracted completely or in several pieces if needed.
  7. And any remaining tooth or bone particles are removed and the surgical site is cleaned.
  8. The gum is then sutured to heal faster, although this is not always necessary.
  9. And finally, a dressing is placed on the tooth extraction site to control the bleeding and prevent blood clots from forming.

* Of course, the amount of anesthesia received depends on the patient’s condition, the patient’s weight and other factors, and during the treatment, if the anesthesia wears off, you will be injected with anesthesia again; And you will not feel pain during the treatment.
If the wisdom tooth is fully grown, the tooth is extracted.
And if the wisdom tooth is embedded or partially embedded and it is a little difficult to remove it, the wisdom tooth is surgically removed. At this stage, the tooth may be removed all at once, or if the root of the tooth is resistant and deep, or the tooth decay is high, the tooth will break and be removed in pieces, requiring surgery.
In cases where the wisdom tooth has a special condition (whether a part of the tooth is placed in the gum or the wisdom tooth is hidden and the root of the wisdom tooth is involved and in contact with the nerves), in addition to surgery, it also requires great care; Because if the wisdom tooth is not removed carefully, the nerve of the tooth may be damaged, which can be temporary or permanent.

Don’t worry about wisdom tooth surgery with laser technology

At first, the injection site of the anesthetic ampoule and its surroundings are anesthetized by low-power laser rays, without any pain or complications. A person does not feel pain when injecting the anesthesia ampoule.
In addition, by using laser, you can reduce the pain after extraction or surgery and activate the cells that cause faster wound healing. If the regional nerves are damaged, it can be repaired with the help of laser.

The role of specialist and maxillofacial surgeon in wisdom tooth surgery

In sensitive situations and complex surgeries and wisdom teeth with special conditions, it is very important to choose a suitable specialist for wisdom tooth surgery. Because a specialist and maxillofacial surgeon, in addition to passing 6-7 years of general dentistry, specializes in difficult and complex maxillofacial surgery and the anatomy of the jaw and teeth and teeth with special conditions and anatomical structures. They are well acquainted in the oral cavity. As a result, the oral tissue is not damaged during the surgery. With the correct use of the hand technique, including the type of pressure on the tooth, the location and type of wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth surgery is performed with minimal complications.
An expert dentist or a skilled maxillofacial surgeon can treat wisdom tooth surgery in an outpatient surgery, and on the other hand, the surgery and wisdom tooth extraction process is done with local anesthesia and the patient does not feel pain and discomfort at all. so that during surgery, the patient thinks that the treatment has not started at all.

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