When the damage to the tooth is beyond repair, only then tooth removal is suggested.
Here are some other common reasons for tooth removal: Some people are known to never develop wisdom teeth, while there are others who develop all four wisdom teeth – one in each corner of the mouth.
This is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. Oral maxillofacial surgeons typically perform this procedure, though general dentists can also perform them. The doctor makes a small incision (cut) into your gum to surgically to remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth. It may be necessary to remove some of the bone around the tooth or to cut the tooth in half in order to extract it.
Most extractions can be done using just an injection (a local anesthetic). Some people such as patients with specific medical or behavioral conditions and young children — may need general anesthesia.
If you are receiving conscious sedation, you may be given steroids, as well as other medicines in your intravenous sedation line. The steroids help to reduce pain and swelling after the procedure.
During a tooth extraction, you can expect to feel pressure, but no pain. If you feel any pain or pinching, tell your dentist.
Tips to help minimize your discomfort and speed recovery:
Call your dentist or oral surgeon if:
Antibiotics and painkillers (Analgesics) as prescribed by the dentist should be taken as per advice.