Extraction of third molar

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The molars are the last four teeth to emerge from the gums - usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Ideally, the teeth appear without complications. However, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 9 out of 10 Americans have at least one incarcerated parent. Even if the teeth appear normal, they can cause crowding or come out at a wrong angle which can also be problematic for the adjacent teeth in the future. For this reason, many choose to remove them in order to prevent contamination, overcrowding and other complications.

You knew that…

That third molars may need to be removed even if they haven't caused any problems? Even those that appear normally on the barrier can be vulnerable to tooth decay over time. Due to the position of the teeth in the back of the mouth, many patients find it difficult to brush and floss all their surfaces. Although the complications may not appear immediately, can cause problems in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do  I need to remove my braces ?

They may need to be removed if you have one or more impacted braces that are causing a problem with the adjacent tooth or if you have trouble cleaning them. It is recommended that all young adults be assessed. A clinical examination and an X-ray can reveal its location, as well as damage to the adjacent teeth, signs of caries, inflammation in the gum area or perceived future complications with its appearance in the barrier.

What to expect during the extraction of the third molar?

Most extractions only take a few minutes to perform. Once removed, the gums are closed using sutures and post-operative instructions will be given to you. 

Do I have to follow any special instructions after extracting the third molar?

Yes. You will need to keep the surgery area clean and germ-free for the first two weeks. You will also need to take all medicines exactly as prescribed by our dentists in Perfect Smile Clinic. Avoid drinking through a straw for the first few days after surgery and inform us if you experience a fever or worsening discomfort.