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Third Molar Extraction

Third molar extraction, commonly known as wisdom tooth extraction, is a dental procedure to remove one or more of the third molars located at the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge and typically erupt in late adolescence or early adulthood.

The need for third molar extraction arises when there is not enough space in the mouth for these teeth to grow properly or if they are causing dental issues, such as:

  1. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: When the wisdom teeth do not fully emerge or remain trapped beneath the gumline, they are considered impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, swelling, and potential damage to adjacent teeth.
  2. Crowding: Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding, shifting the existing teeth out of alignment.
  3. Infection or Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth are challenging to clean properly, making them susceptible to infection and gum disease.


The extraction procedure involves:

  1. Anesthesia: The dentist or oral surgeon administers local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth or may use general anesthesia if multiple wisdom teeth are being removed or if the patient prefers to be sedated during the procedure.
  2. Extraction: The dentist or oral surgeon carefully removes the wisdom tooth from its socket in the jawbone. In the case of an impacted tooth, a small incision in the gum tissue may be necessary to access the tooth.
  3. Stitches: After the extraction, stitches may be placed to close the wound properly and aid in healing.
  4. Recovery: Patients are provided with post-operative instructions to manage any discomfort, swelling, or bleeding that may occur after the procedure. Healing usually takes a few days to a week, and patients are advised to follow a soft food diet and avoid certain activities that may disrupt the healing process.

Third molar extraction is a common dental procedure, and it is often recommended when the presence of wisdom teeth poses a risk to oral health or when there is insufficient space for them to emerge correctly. Removing problematic wisdom teeth can help prevent potential complications and maintain overall oral health.

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