Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is a procedure whereby the dentist will perform a minor surgery to safely remove a wisdom tooth that is not growing out straight. In general, wisdom teeth will grow out of the gums between the age of 18 to 21. If the wisdom teeth erupt out straight, they do not need to be removed. When they are not straight, wisdom teeth can cause problems like pain and infection.
Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Removal
1. Saving of teeth
When wisdom teeth do not grow out straight, food trap will occur between the wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it. With food trap, decay and gum disease can affect the tooth next to the wisdom tooth. Early removal of the wisdom tooth can prevent the loss of the tooth next to the wisdom tooth.
2. Prevention of pain and swelling
Food trap between the wisdom tooth and the next tooth can lead to infection. With infection, patients often experience severe pain and swelling.
Procedure For Wisdom Tooth Removal
1. Consultation appointment
Detailed examination and radiographic analysis.
2. Wisdom tooth removal
Local anaesthesia is given to ensure pain-free surgery. Incision of gum and removal of bone are performed to expose the impacted wisdom tooth. The wisdom tooth is usually sectioned prior to being removed. Sutures are then placed to stop bleeding.
-Example of Wisdom Tooth Removal Process
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable prosthesis (replacement teeth) that are made to match your natural teeth. They are manufactured from biologically neutral pure Titanium that is accepted by the human body and these implants fuse with the jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement.
Benefits of Dental implants
Improved selt-esteem and increased quality of life
Reduce size and construct a more natural functional bridge or denture
No need to trim the adjacent teeth to form the conventional bridge
The solid anchorage of the dental implant will allow you to increase your chewing pressure, so eat anything you want
Improves speech as compared to having dentures
Improved comfort relative to removable dentures
-Example of Implants Process
Bone grafting procedures are usually necessary if there is not enough bone available to place dental implants or if any vital anatomy is in the way.
Loss of bone volume can be caused by a variety of factors due to :
periodontal (gum) disease
If a patient lost a tooth and leaves the gap over a long period of time. It is likely that the bone around the lost tooth has degenerated to some degree and needs to be augmented before it can support a dental implant. This is usually a result of bone resorption that has taken place since one or more teeth (if not all) were lost. Bone Grafting procedures usually try to re-establish bone dimension, which was lost due to resorption.
Many years ago the lack of bone posed a considerable problem and sometimes implant placement was impossible because of that. Today, however, humans now have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width and gives us a chance to restore the esthetic appearance and functionality better. Today, bone grafting procedures have become almost an integral part of implant reconstruction.
Procedure For Bone Grafting
1. First Evaluation and diagnosis
An oral examination and x-rays may be taken to determine if bonegrafting is really warranted
Relevant medical history are recorded. Do ensure that you report to your dentist any problems with any previous dental experience such as bleeding problems, medical conditions or allergies to medicationsand supplements
2. Site tooth preparation
Local anesthetize is given to "numb up" the tooth, jawbone and surrounding gums .Gingival area is opened
3. Bone Grafting is done
Bone tissue material is inserted and sometimes additional manebrane is placed on Stitch up to close surgical site
1. How is wisdom tooth removal done?
Wisdom tooth removal surgery is a procedure whereby the dentist will perform a minor surgical procedure to safely to a wisdom tooth that is not growing out straight.
2. How long is the recovery period after wisdom tooth removal?
In general, you will be able to eat normally after 2-3 days. You might experience mild pain for the first day but it can be easily and effectively controlled with painkillers. Bleeding will usually stop after one day. Swelling of the face may occur but it can minimized by applying ice packs on the face for first two days.