Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars. Every individual is known to have 4 wisdom teeth, which might erupt between the ages of 18 – 30.
In a few cases, the wisdom tooth is embedded deep in the bone. In such situations, it’s difficult for the wisdom tooth to erupt. This type of wisdom tooth is called impacted, which needs surgical removal.
Steps in surgical wisdom tooth removal
- A local anesthesia is given
- Then an incision of the mucoperiosteal flap takes place
- A small part of the bone is removed
- Followed by wisdom tooth removal
- Then debridement of the wound is done
- The arrest of Haemorrhage is taken care of (control of bleeding)
- Then the wound is closed
- Post-operative follow-up is explained.
Types of Impactions
- Horizontal Impaction
- Vertical Impaction
- Angular Impaction
- Partially Impaction