Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and the last molars to grow in the back corners of the upper and lower jaw of an adult.

In most cases they penetrate the gums at the age of 17 to 25 years – the period known as the “Age of Wisdom.”

Unfortunately, the “eight” in the mouth often don’t have sufficient space and fail to grow.

They remain impacted, which today is a problem in almost 90% of people. In such a case, they may cause a number of annoying problems.

This is e.g. swelling and pain because of lack of space, shifting of teeth, or inflammatory problems due to difficult cleaning.

Gentle extraction of wisdom teeth under local anaesthesia.

Extraction of wisdom teeth is nowadays quite a routine procedure with minimal problems after surgery.

You do not have to worry.

Adolescents do not have complete root development of their wisdom teeth, so their removal is not complicated.

As they get older the roots of wisdom teeth get gradually longer and get closer to the sensory nerves.

Also, the bone surrounding the wisdom tooth gradually thickens.

This means that in later years the extraction of wisdom teeth is more complex

and the recovery time is longer, but still, in most cases it is a straightforward procedure.

How is extraction of wisdom teeth performed?

Prior to surgery we discuss the operation with you on the basis of the status of your wisdom teeth and roots.

Do not forget to tell us at this stage about all illnesses, medications or allergies.

During extraction of your wisdom teeth we will put you under local anaesthesia.

After the treatment, we will monitor you for a short while in our surgery.

Also we prescribe painkillers for the first days of convalescence and provide instructions regarding the necessary post‑operative care.

During the healing phase, it is better to eat only soft foods, drink plenty of fluids, and put cold compresses on the wound.

Also, during the first two days after surgery certainly do not rinse the wound, so you don’t remove the blood clot,

which is the basis for the wound healing. You can start rinsing your mouth four to five times a day starting on the third day after surgery.

Our patients are usually able to return to normal activities after quite a short period of time.

But whether your wisdom teeth grow or not,

we strongly recommend regular visits to our dental centre for check‑ups

so any possible problems are found even before the first symptoms appear.