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wisdom tooth removal

The last tooth on both sides of our lower and upper jaw is the wisdom tooth. There are those who develop and grow out, but it is common that the tooth cannot emerge on its own.

In such cases, we are talking about an impacted wisdom tooth, which can be removed by oral surgery using special tools. The oral surgery procedure is performed under local anesthesia and usually the tooth is removed in several parts.

It is an unpleasant procedure, since the mouth has to be kept open for a long time and the pain and swelling following the operation may last for an extended period of time.

However, in most cases, minor oral surgery is inevitable.

Wisdom tooth removal

Wisdom tooth wedging (impactions)

Obliquely impacted

Obliquely impacted

  • the tooth cannot break through the jawbone and soft tissues, its crown bends towards the root of the adjacent tooth
  • in extreme cases, this can even lead to the fracture of the root of the adjacent tooth
Partially impacted

Partially impacted

  • the wisdom tooth can only partially emerge from the jawbone, its crown “gets stuck” under the crown of the adjacent tooth
  • there is an extremely high risk of unnoticed caries of the adjacent tooth root
Horizontally impacted

Horizontally impacted

  • the tooth cannot break through the jawbone, because the crown rests on the root of the adjacent tooth, it is located horizontally
  • in this case it is almost certain that it can only be removed in pieces
Vertically impacted

Vertically impacted

  • the tooth cannot erupt from the jawbone as it is wedged vertically under the crown of the adjacent tooth
  • in such cases, the only thing that helps is to remove the adjacent tooth in front of the wisdom tooth

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