Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is a dental procedure used to remove the third molars in the very back of the mouth. These teeth normally erupt between the ages of 17 to 25. During this time, the other adult teeth are in place, and usually, there isn’t enough room for a wisdom tooth to grow properly.

Wisdom teeth are molars that are found in the back of your mouth that emerge in your late teens. Wisdom teeth are commonly poorly aligned and don’t have enough space to grow properly, which damages the surrounding teeth and causes pain and infections. This is why most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed.

Thus having them removed will not only fix but also prevent problems associated with impacted teeth. 

At Gadkaris Clinic for wisdom tooth extraction, we proudly use the Digital x-Rays and CBCT imaging machines. This powerful machine can scan for infections, determine the nerve proximity to the tooth, and check the angulation and alignment of the tooth which guarantees more accurate surgery results.

We provide professional wisdom tooth removal services in the heart of Mumbai for men and women at the Best rates. Our team of highly professional dentists conducts X-rays and other oral examinations before proceeding with any of our wisdom teeth removal procedures.

Are you growing a tooth after 17 years? The wisdom tooth can put pressure on the other teeth and damage them over time, and in some cases, the wisdom tooth can pressure the jawbone. You can book an appointment with us for wisdom tooth extractions at Gadkaris clinic.

Dr. Gadkari and his experienced team at Dadar, Chembur, and Kemps Corner manage a wide variety of oral problems. If you are looking for professional wisdom tooth extraction in Mumbai and the surrounding area, contact us now. We give you the dental care you deserve!

Wisdom teeth do not always come out from under your gums properly aligned with the rest of your molars. As a matter of fact, this is rare as wisdom teeth are usually impacted, meaning they are not able to come out properly through your gum line due to lack of space, misalignment, and because of the proximity of adjacent teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction-

Wisdom teeth are molars, located at the back of the mouth. They are the last teeth to come out, and since they develop at a later stage, the jaw is not large enough to accommodate them.

As a result, quite a lot of problems ensue, which can impact your oral health. Wisdom tooth infection is one of the main problems that can occur.

It is natural to be wary of any surgical procedure. A lot of people are hesitant to opt for wisdom tooth surgery.

However, if neglected, wisdom teeth can lead to quite a lot of problems and therefore is something that should be taken care of at the earliest. Let us explain everything there is to know about wisdom tooth extraction.

How do you know if you have a problematic wisdom tooth-

  • If your jaw is shut and you have trouble opening it
  • If your jaw is experiencing pain while opening and shutting
  • Immense pain when you bite into your food or even try to chew
  • A sharp sensation when you eat something typically hot or cold
  • Trouble eating hot and cold food
  • Swollen gums at the far end of your mouth
  • Swelling near the side of both your jaws
  • Irritation in gums, jaw, and mouth
  • Sudden and sharp pain at the back end of the jaw

The below illustrations show how wisdom tooth usually grows. You will get a better idea of why wisdom tooth extraction is necessary.


Why it’s important to have your remove wisdom tooth extracted.

Although oral surgery might sound frightening, getting rid of these teeth early may do you more good than harm. Here are the reasons:

  • Where they’re trapped in your gums or jawbone causing pain
  • The additional set of molars may push your other teeth, causing pain, bite issues, and crowding
  • Cysts may form around the wisdom teeth and damage the nerves and hollow out the jaws
  • Wisdom teeth may be hard to clean due to their position. This may cause the tissue around them to swell and get cavities or gum disease
  • Wisdom teeth can cause sinus pain, pressure, and congestion
  • Repeated or serious infection of the gum
  • Tooth decay
  • A wisdom tooth can grow out too far and damage the cheek or gum
  • You may need an operation to move your jaw forwards or backward
  • Your tooth may be in a position that makes it difficult to clean properly
  • An orthodontist may need to make space to move other teeth backward
  • You may have a cyst near or around your tooth or other jaw problems
  • Your tooth may be in the line of a jaw fracture

Wisdom teeth extractions are commonly performed to prevent or address the following symptoms:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Decayed wisdom teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Partially impacted wisdom teeth
  • Gum infection or inflammation
  • Bone damage
  • Pain associated with the above

Leaving wisdom teeth untreated can cause:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to the equipment, materials or medication
  • Dry socket, where the socket does not heal well
  • Retained roots, where it is not possible to remove the whole tooth
  • Damage to nearby teeth
  • Sinus problems
  • Broken jaw
  • Not being able to open your mouth fully (trismus) and jaw stiffness
  • Damage to nerves
  • Osteonecrosis, a rare condition where tissue in your jawbone starts to die
  • Tumors
  • Cysts
  • Impaction
  • Misalignment of other teeth
  • Gum disease, which can lead to tooth decay

What if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed as a teenager or young adult

As wisdom teeth develop, the roots become longer and the jaw bone denser. When it is necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth in your thirties, forties, or beyond, the post-operative course can be prolonged and there is a higher complication rate. Treating these complications is often more difficult and less predictable than with a younger patient. Healing may be slower and the chance of infection can be increased. 

Wisdom tooth removal at Gadkaris Clinic

Gadkaris Clinic has a group of top-rated oral surgeons and dental specialists to deliver a comprehensive range of dental services, including wisdom tooth extraction in Mumbai. We apply non-invasive dental techniques for wisdom teeth surgery to achieve the best results.

Gadkaris clinic is the best destination if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Many people don’t have sufficient space on their jawbone for wisdom tooth eruption.

In such a case, you can benefit from our affordable wisdom tooth surgery in Mumbai that causes no complications afterward A free consultation is also available.

Our team will prepare you appropriately so that you feel little to no pain before the wisdom teeth extraction process is carried out. Local anesthesia is administered inside the gum tissue near the damaged tooth after your dental examination.

To make it simpler to reach the wisdom tooth, the surgeon aims to expand the jaw gap. The surgeon may chop the tooth into tiny pieces if the tooth is difficult to remove as a whole because it hasn’t grown through the gum or is only partially erupted, making it difficult to access the wisdom tooth.

After being removed, the wound is then patched. A gauze pad is provided to bite on to stop as much of the bleeding as possible if blood forms, which is a likely occurrence. This causes a blood clot to form.

The blood clot is necessary for protecting the nerve and bone structures beneath. This takes time to fully develop.

There are two approaches, depending on the severity of the case and the number of wisdom teeth being extracted. 

  1. Extraction under local anesthetic 
  2. Surgery performed by a specialist oral surgeon at Gadkaris Clinic

Extraction generally takes anywhere between ten minutes to an hour.

Extraction under local anesthetic:

This procedure is for simple extractions at the dental clinic. It’s suitable when the tooth has emerged from the gums with no major issues.

A local anesthetic is used to numb the area while the patient remains awake, though they may choose to be mildly sedated if this is an option. Forceps are used to loosen and remove the tooth, in much the same way as a regular tooth extraction.

For patients who need to remove all four wisdom teeth – it’s common to remove the upper and lower molar on the same side during a single session, and come back at a later date for the other side.

Wisdom teeth surgery using general anesthetic:

Dental surgery occurs at our clinic under general anesthetic, which means the patient isn’t conscious during the procedure. This is a day procedure, so it’s important to organize for someone to accompany you home. 

This is the only option for complex cases where the tooth is trapped beneath the gums (impacted) or there are other obstacles (such as the roots getting in the way). 

The procedure involves cutting the gum to extract all tooth fragments and traces of infection, before disinfecting the area and sealing the wound with stitches. 

Our Specialist will discuss the best option for you and recommends if surgery is required. Surgery may also be considered by patients who want to extract all four teeth at the same time to get it over and done with, even if their case isn’t complicated.