It Is Suitable For
· Those in Chiang Mai, Thailand who need to extract wisdom teeth.
· Those with pain and impaction at the corners in the mouth.
· Those with impacted wisdom teeth.
· Those who wish to remove the wisdom teeth that are stuck inside the jaw.
· Those who wish to ease the pain experienced by the wisdom teeth and prevent further complications.
What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a surgical procedure performed to remove the permanent adult teeth which can be found at the most corners of your mouth, both top, and bottom. This procedure is often done when there is no space for the wisdom teeth to grow which can result in pain and may lead to other dental problems in the future.
How It Works
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last permanent teeth to grow and appear in the mouth, this usually happens around the age of 17 to 25. Many people encounter the impact of wisdom teeth, when the teeth may have erupted partially or not at all. Wisdom Tooth Extraction works with local anesthesia, and in a more serious case general anesthesia would be used.
Types of Wisdom Tooth
· Simple Impaction
This is the simple case of an impacted wisdom tooth that can be removed easier among the cases.
· Soft Tissue Impaction
Soft Tissue Impaction is when the impacted wisdom tooth has grown above the upper border of the jawbone but is still covered by gum tissues.
· Bone Impaction
This is the case where the wisdom tooth is either partially or completely stuck in the jaw.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
1. Consultation and examination of the teeth condition
2. X-ray to have a clearer picture of the teeth
3. Local or general anesthesia will be applied
4. Extraction of the wisdom tooth
Advantages and Limitations of Wisdom Tooth Extraction
· Removes the wisdom tooth
· Eases the pain caused by wisdom tooth
· Cleans the wisdom tooth area that may cause infection
· Prevents future impaction of wisdom tooth
· Face may swell up to 2 weeks, depending on your condition
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Precautions
· Do not smoke prior to the procedure
· Fasting for at least 6 to 8 hrs is required if told by the dentist
· A reschedule may be required for patients with a cold
· Nausea or vomiting the night before extraction may need to be rescheduled or require different anesthesia
· Plan for someone to drive you home if you will be receiving general or intravenous anesthesia
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Preparation
An X-ray will be taken prior to the tooth extraction schedule. Medications as well as vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter drugs should be informed to the dentist. Also, it is important to inform the dentist if the patient will soon be treated for another medical condition with an intravenous drug called a bisphosphonate; the extraction process should be done before the drug treatment or it may lead to the risk of osteonecrosis (bone death) at the patient's jaw.
Moreover, do inform the dentist if patients have any of the following conditions:
· A congenital heart defect
· Liver disease
· Thyroid disease
· Renal disease
· An artificial joint
· Damaged heart valves
· Adrenal disease
· An impaired immune system
· A history of bacterial endocarditis
In order to ensure all conditions are stable, patients may be prescribed with antibiotics in the days prior to the procedure in the condition when the surgery is expected to be long, patients have an infection or a weakened immune system, or patients have a specific medical condition.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Post Care
· Avoid disturbing the extraction site especially for the first 24 hrs
· Dental gauzes must remain in place for at least 20 to 30 mins
· Replace the dental gauzes whenever it becomes soaked with blood
· Apply ice to help alleviate swelling of face
· Patients are encouraged to eat soft foods for a few days after the procedure
· Maintain good oral care routine
Q1: Can I brush my teeth after the treatment?
A1: It is advised to brush your teeth starting the second day after your treatment.
Q2: How long will the swelling appear on my face?
A2: Swelling can prolong up to 10 days, depending on your condition.
Q3: Is smoking allowed after the treatment?
A3: Smoking can slow your healing, it is best not to smoke until it fully recovers.
[Clinic Name] Kitcha Dental Clinic
[Location] Chiang Mai, Thailand
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] Located right in the center of Chiang Mai - Chang Lor Road, across Chiang Mai Gate Market. A 10 mins driving distance from Chiang Mai International Airport.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Sunday (9:00AM-8:00PM)