Why is it frequently necessary to remove wisdom teeth? Now, it is not at all uncommon for there to be a lack of space in the halves of the jaws and the dental arch cannot regularly accommodate the wisdom teeth. The consequences: they do not only break through the gums insufficiently, but they do not carry out their function or are inadequate. Under certain circumstances, they can shift the entire dental arch. This can result in inflammations, the formation of cysts and malocclusions, or functionality disorders.
Frequently asked questions on wisdom teeth removal by patients
Can you have wisdom teeth removed under full narcosis?
Yes, it is possible for us to remove wisdom teeth under full narcosis. Generally, we recommend local anaesthesia for the operation. For especially sensitive or frightened patients and in the case of operations in which there are several wisdom teeth that are to be removed in a single session, there is also the possibility of a full narcosis.
What is the difference between removing wisdom teeth and pulling a tooth normally?
Wisdom teeth (dentes sapientes), that take up space in the jaw and interfere with the position of other teeth or have an unusual root form for a normal tooth, are often not “pulled”. There is a more gentle process that is applied where the wisdom tooth is gently pried out after extraction of the bone by means of an operating procedure. The removal of wisdom teeth are performed most of the time as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia.
What do I have to pay attention to after the removal of a wisdom tooth?
After the removal of a wisdom tooth, the wound generally heals quite quickly. You receive a prescription for a painkiller from us. The affected area should be cooled externally. After approx. seven days, we ask you to come back to our office again to remove the stitches.