What happens during the extraction of a wisdom tooth?
There are several factors that will affect how easy it is to remove the wisdom teeth. If the tooth has fully erupted, the removal procedure will be similar to a regular tooth extraction.
If it has not surfaced, Dr Lee will need to perform a surgical extraction to remove the wisdom tooth. Prior to the surgery date, Dr. Lee will discuss the procedure with you and let you know what to expect before, during, and after the extraction. On the day of your extraction, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area.
Once you are completely numb, Dr. Lee will need to open the gum tissue over your tooth and remove any bone covering it. The tooth is then either extracted as a whole or cut into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove. After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches.
Removal of misaligned, partially erupted or unerupted wisdom teeth involve more complex procedures.