Not every wisdom tooth has to be removed.
However, the daily oral and maxillofacial surgical routine shows that most upper and lower jaws are too small for the wisdom teeth. This lack of space is often noticeable by a feeling of pressure against neighbouring teeth. Patients usually describe pain and inflammation behind the last molars. Frequently, an expected crowding is already noticeable in the context of orthodontic treatment.
In this case, after careful examination and diagnosis, it is possible to remove the superfluous teeth on an outpatient basis. Here – as with tooth removal in general – the corresponding area is anaesthetized by gentle methods.
After sufficient waiting time, the tooth is gently removed from the completely anaesthetised area. The defect formed by the removed tooth is then usually closed with a mucosal suture.
In order to accelerate wound healing and minimize bony inflammations, we can carry out treatment with the PRP procedure in the wound area on request.
Before you leave our practice, you will receive a prescription and a medication schedule tailored to your individual needs. Please make sure that you take the medication as prescribed. The first days after the operation you should eat only soft food. Food containing grains or especially crusty food should be avoided, as this can accumulate in the surgical wounds and then cause inflammation. You should cool the operated area sufficiently and take care of it.
Our team will arrange a separate appointment for the removal of the stitches.
If you have any questions about wisdom teeth, please do not hesitate to contact us personally at our premises at Stuttgarter Platz 1.