All You Need To Know About Wisdom Tooth Removal
June 30, 2022

Wisdom teeth, classified as molars, usually emerge at the back of the mouth, behind the molars. After the milk teeth fall out, new teeth emerge in the mouth and after a few years of pause, wisdom teeth appear. The age of incidence is different for each individual.

Wisdom teeth cause health problems such as abscess and pain, as they are not in the right position in the jaw and  right contacts with other teeth. Other health problems it can cause:

  • Infection
  • Facial swelling
  • Tooth Decay
  • Locking of the jaw

In addition to such problems, wisdom teeth can also lead to the loss of health of neighboring teeth and tissues. That’s why it needs to be extracted.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that are not properly placed in the tooth cavity and a certain part of them is buried in the inner part of the tooth cavity.

In such a case, a certain part of the gum remains as a cavity. In this way, food residues accumulate in the cavity and it becomes easy for the area to become infected in a short time due to rotting of food in the area. The resulting infection can be local in some cases, or it can become a serious issue that can lead to life-threatening conditions in the future. Acute symptoms are pain, swelling, pus discharge, difficulty opening your mouth, fever, swollen submandibular lymph nodes in the neck.

How to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth extraction is carried out in our clinic located in Antalya, which is the most beautiful city in Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. When you review our website and make a decision about treatment, the process begins with your call to us.

fully erupted wisdom teeth xray photo

A room in a luxury hotel is arranged for you. When you land at Antalya airport, you will be picked up by a VIP vehicle and transferred to the hotel with your belongings. You are given time to stay here for one day and settle in. The next day, you go to the clinic, meet your doctor and have your oral examination for wisdom teeth. If you have any other oral health problems, you can also get treatment for them.

Apart from these, you can always call our clinic to find out what you are wondering about the process. You can find all our contact information in the section called Contact Us.

Wisdom Teeth Treatment Turkey

In wisdom tooth extraction, if the oral tissues are still healthy, the tooth is extracted by giving local anesthesia and there is no difference from normal tooth extractions.

However, if there is a condition such as an abscess or infection in the mouth, the treatment of the infection in the area takes a few days and the treatment with painkillers and antibiotics is planned first. After individual’s mouth become healthy, the tooth is extracted with local anesthesia.

Before and during tooth extraction, the location of the tooth is checked with panoramic x-rays. In this way, the possibility of potential damage of the surrounding tissues is minimized. The surgery starts with making an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. And then continues with removing bone that blocks access to the tooth root. When it is necessary, the maxillofacial surgeon divides the tooth into sections to make it easier to remove. The procedure ends with, cleaning the site of the removed tooth of any debris from the tooth or bone.

Should All Wisdom Teeth Removed?

There is no such thing as the removal of all wisdom teeth. However, every individual should go for a check-up at the time of wisdom teeth eruption and be examined to see if their teeth will cause a complication. In this way, wisdom teeth, which may cause a health problem with a high probability, can be removed in a pre-controlled manner, without causing a problem yet.

What Should Be Considered After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

After the operation is completed, stitches are placed in the mouth if necessary and a tampon is applied to the area to reduce bleeding. The tampon should remain in the mouth for the first 30 minutes. It is then removed and the tampon is not replaced even if bleeding continues.

Otherwise, putting a new tampon will increase the risk of infection in the area. It is normal for bleeding to continue for 2-3 hours, sometimes more, during this period. Actions such as spitting, brushing teeth, rinsing water in the mouth are behaviors that should be avoided as they may increase bleeding and prevent it from stopping.

It is forbidden to consume any food or beverage for the first 2 hours, as the effect of the anesthesia has not passed yet. Mouth injuries may occur because the sensation in the tissues has not yet returned. In addition, foods that require hard and long chewing for a few days should be avoided.

The area should not be checked with any object, tongue or fingers. Such behavior can lead to infection and increased bleeding.

You should not sleep for the first 2 hours after the operation. It is recommended to use a high pillow in the first days while sleeping.

Smoking should be avoided for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Similarly, alcohol consumption should be avoided for the first 7-10 days. Otherwise, various complications may develop.

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