On the two sides of our lower and upper jaws, the last tooth is the wisdom tooth. In some cases, it develops and hides, but the phenomenon is not uncommon that the tooth can not break out, just stays in the jaw.
In this case, we can talk about an impacted wisdom tooth removal which can be removed by oral surgery, with special tools. The oral surgery procedure is performed in local anesthesia and most of the teeth are removed in several parts, if necessary, we can access the lower parts by “scraping” some of the jaw bone.
It may be an unpleasant procedure, as the patient should keep the mouth open for a longer period of time and the pain or swelling after surgery may last for days.
However, in most cases, oral surgery is unavoidable as local inflammation, fever, jaw closure may occur.