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 even go out on their own, but the phenomenon that the tooth cannot erupt on its own, even though it is in the jawbone, is not common either.
In such cases, we are talking about an impacted wisdom tooth, which can be removed with oral surgery and special tools. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and most of the time the tooth is removed in several parts, if necessary we can even access the lower parts by “cutting off” a part of the jawbone.
It is an unpleasant procedure, as the mouth has to be kept open for a longer time and the pain and swelling following the operation may last longer.
However, in most cases minor oral surgery is unavoidable, as local inflammation, fever, jaw lock or even the health of the surrounding teeth may depend on it.
Wisdom tooth wedging (impactions)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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