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Extraction is required when the tooth decay or trauma has gone beyond such a level that it can not be restored back to its functional state any more.

If not done, the tooth condition can worsen and can lead to spread of the infection to the surrounding bone which can affect the adjacent teeth.


With the recent advances in anesthesia techniques, the procedure is completely safe.

First the anesthesia is given near the respected nerve. After the tooth becomes numb , it is luxated and taken out with the help of forceps

Sometimes, when the tooth is badly decayed or has limited access, small surgery is required to gain the access to the tooth.

Removal of wisdom tooth

The Wisdom tooth, (also called Third Molar ) usually do not push through the gums until the late teens or twenties.

These days the most common problem with the wisdom teeth is that they do not erupt into the mouth or remain partially erupted. This is because of the smaller jaw size as compared to our ancestors. Most of the studies link this to the refined diet we take. As a result of this,there will not be enough room in the jaw for a wisdom tooth or all wisdom teeth to fully emerge. This leads to complications.

This can make brushing and flossing the wisdom teeth extremely difficult.

Food and bacteria builds up between the wisdom teeth and its neighboring molars, and decay and gum infection are very likely to occur.

Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw have a tendency to lean sideways and grate against the cheek. These wisdom teeth usually cause ulceration and chewing problems.

A further problem is wisdom teeth crowding – the pressure from wisdom teeth may also force the other teeth closer together, and interfere with the bite.

Gum disease and cyst formations are also complications of impacted wisdom teeth. Very rarely, tumours may also form from the wisdom teeth.


Toothache prompts patients to come to the dentist. However, wisdom teeth do not usually cause pain until damage has already been done! Wisdom teeth removal surgery is best performed sooner rather than later.
X-rays taken earlier can indicate whether or not wisdom teeth will cause problems. The dental surgeon or oral surgeon will tell you when is the best time for the wisdom teeth removal.
Other reasons for wisdom tooth removal can be.


Many orthodontists believe that developing wisdom teeth can cause the front teeth to become over crowded, and often recommend wisdom teeth removal before or immediately after orthodontic treatment


Wisdom teeth removal surgery or impacted tooth extraction may need to be considered before construction of dentures. Sometimes the wisdom teeth erupt beneath the denture and that can cause severe irritation and infection

Post Operative Instructions

You can remove the cotton pad

If there is bleeding even after an hour put another cotton pad or tea bag soaked in water.

In case bleeding persist after this call us immediately. You may eat and drink as soon as the numbness wears off.

– Cold liquid diet{ lassi, milk , milk shake, curd, ice cream, frooti , maaza}

– No carbonated drinks{ pepsi , coke etc..}

– Do not use a straw to drink . use a glass instead

The initial healing period usually takes one to two weeks

You can experience some swelling and stiffness for the first 48hrs. This is normal and should not cause alarm. Apply cold towels or ice bag for 15 minutes of each hour as needed.


– Do not chew for two hours following surgery.

– No carbonated drinks{ pepsi , coke etc..}

– Do not use a straw to drink . use a glass instead

– Do not drink liquids through a straw.

– Do not Blow your nose or sneeze violently

– Do not rinse your mouth the day of the surgery.

– Do not Smoke for 3 days.

Temporary versus permanent
Temporary crowns can be made in your dentist’s office whereas permanent crowns are made in a dental laboratory.
Temporary crowns are made of acrylic or stainless steel and can be used as a temporary restoration until a permanent crown is constructed by the dental laboratory.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain
Dental crowns provide the best natural colour match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies

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