Impacted Wisdom tooth


Diagnosing an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

In the case where the impacted wisdom tooth could visibly be seen regarding its angulation, depth and the patient is older than 25 years omitting the chances of the wisdom tooth erupting any further, a clinical examination is sufficient to make the diagnosis. The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near t La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near to the HEB and ROSS market complex nearest dentist's office and affordable dentist near you.

Contrastingly, if the tooth could not be diagnosed with in-chair clinical examination, it is best to undergo a dental X-ray to determine the ratio of space between the wisdom tooth crown length and amount of space available in the jaw and the angle of the wisdom tooth to make a precise diagnosis.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

When the diagnosis calls for the wisdom teeth to be removed, your dentist will advise the steps that you will undergo during the extraction, making you more comfortable during an understandably intimidating procedure to most people. The extraction could be simple or more complex as it depends very much on the depth of the impaction and the angle of the impacted tooth. For the surgical extraction, you could opt for local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia but this is best left to the dental surgeon to determine based on your personal health condition.

To remove the impacted tooth, an incision is made to reveal the impacted tooth and the bone to extract the tooth in whole or in pieces. The gums will then be stitched back to let the healing take place. The whole process should be completed within an hour or less, depending on the variants involved.

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