3rd Molar Implacted Extraction - CEBU

If you have third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) that are impacted, you may need to have them extracted. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that are unable to emerge from the gums because there is not enough room in the mouth or the teeth are positioned in an unusual way. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and other problems if they are left untreated. If your dentist or oral surgeon has recommended that you have your wisdom teeth extracted, it is generally a good idea to follow their recommendation. The extraction procedure is usually performed by an oral surgeon and can be done using local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the case and the preference of the patient.

If you have any concerns about the extraction procedure, it is important to discuss them with your oral surgeon or dentist.

My wisdom tooth is very painful do I need to removed ? It is generally recommended to have wisdom teeth removed if they are causing pain or if they are impacted (stuck and unable to fully emerge from the gums). If your wisdom tooth is causing you a lot of pain, it is important to see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. They will be able to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. In some cases, the tooth may be able to be saved with treatment such as a filling or root canal. However, if the tooth is severely decayed or infected, it may need to be extracted. It is important to have the problem addressed as soon as possible to prevent further complications.

The third molars  is commonly name as wisdom teeth. This is usually the last four of 32 teeth to erupt (surface) in the mouth it appeared at the ages of 17 to 25.

When is tooth extraction necessary?

It is important for patients to know that the dentist does everything possible to restore and protect the natural tooth in the first place. Tooth extraction is last recommendation if the tooth cannot be preserved and its existence poses serious threat to oral health. The extraction is done to prevent dental diseases.



The risks

"If the tooth is not diseased, leave it in. If it is diseased, then consider taking it out," says Dr. Seno.  He urges patients and dentists to focus on the current state of health and avoid predictions that may or may not prove true.


Is it very painful to removed the 3rd molar ?

The pain associated with wisdom tooth extraction can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the position and impact of the wisdom teeth, the difficulty of the extraction, and the person's individual pain tolerance. Some people may experience little to no pain after the procedure, while others may have more discomfort.

After the surgery, you can expect to feel some pain and discomfort as the anaesthesia wears off. This is usually managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. You may also experience swelling, which is normal and should resolve within a few days. It is important to follow your oral surgeon or dentist's instructions for post-operative care to help ensure a smooth recovery and minimize pain and discomfort.

It's also worth noting that the pain and discomfort associated with wisdom tooth extraction can be significantly reduced by choosing an experienced oral surgeon or dentist and following their pre- and post-operative instructions carefully.


4 Reasons why you need to remove wisdom teeth

1.)This damage to nearby teeth: Second molars (the teeth directly in front of the wisdom teeth) can be adversely affected by impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in tooth decay called the cavities, periodontal disease called the gum disease. The worse case is possible bone loss.

2.)It give a disease: Although uncommon, cysts and tumors can occur in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth.

3.)This give Infection: Bacteria and food can become trapped under the gum tissue, resulting in an infection. The infection can cause chronic pain and danger.

4.)Tooth Crowding: It has been theorized that impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on other teeth and cause them to become misaligned (crowded or twisted).



Cebu Dental tooth extraction process

Dentists firstly numb the extraction site using local anesthesia. The extraction can be performed in two ways. One procedure involves use of few dental instruments to pull out the tooth. The second method is surgical removal.

If the tooth is brittle by nature, dentists may suggest surgical extraction. When this case happened the incision is made in the gums to access the tooth and carefully extract it without harming the supporting bone structure. Wisdom tooth extraction is the common ways of extracting tooth surgically.

Cebu Dental wisdom tooth extraction

The third molars are the last pairs of teeth to erupt during adulthood period. This is commonly in teeth do not erupt properly and are capable of causing major dental problem. Wisdom teeth that erupt at angles to the supporting bone are called as impacted teeth.

The extraction of impacted wisdom tooth requires a surgery to be performed. The benefit is the patients can have a healthier life after the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.


Cebu Dental Extraction process

The impacted wisdom teeth can stay beneath the gum-line. They create pathways that can attract bacteria leading to dental infection. Our Cebu dentist firstly set a treatment plan based on the position of the impacted tooth.

The tooth is sectioned and removed very carefully piece by piece using best quality of dental instruments. The dentist fills the area with suitable bone substitute and sutures the gums back after the process.

But there also are risks to keeping wisdom teeth, including gum infections and the emergency surgery.


Is removing wisdom teeth really needed?

The wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in your teeth, This are chronic pain repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth.


What are the process to removed my wisdom teeth ?

The process for removing wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically involves the following steps:

1.)Consultation: You will meet with an oral surgeon or a dentist to discuss the reasons for removing your wisdom teeth and to evaluate whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.

2.)Pre-operative preparation: You will be given instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, such as not eating or drinking anything for a certain number of hours before the procedure. You may also be given a prescription for antibiotics to prevent infection.

3.)Anesthesia: Before the surgery begins, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the area around the wisdom teeth. You may also be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to help you relax or sleep through the procedure.

4.)Removal of the wisdom teeth: The oral surgeon or dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the wisdom teeth and remove them using special instruments. In some cases, the teeth may be removed in pieces.

5.)Closing the incision: Once the wisdom teeth have been removed, the oral surgeon or dentist will close the incision with sutures.

6.)Recovery: After the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area to rest until the anesthesia wears off. You may experience swelling, pain, and discomfort for a few days after the surgery, and you will be given pain medication to help manage these symptoms. It is important to follow your oral surgeon or dentist's instructions for post-operative care to help ensure a smooth recovery.

I hope this information is helpful! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.



About 60% of his patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed.



3 Common questions about 3rd Molar Implacted: 

1.) Do I need to removed my 3rd Molar Implacted ? whether or not you need to have your third molar (wisdom tooth) removed depends on a variety of factors such as the position of the tooth, whether it is impacted, the age of the patient, the presence of symptoms, and the risk of complications.

It is recommended that you consult a dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and recommendation based on your specific situation. They can perform a thorough examination, including imaging studies, and provide you with an individualized treatment plan.

2.) Is 3rd Molar Implacted painful to removed ?  

The experience of pain during the removal of an impacted third molar (also known as a wisdom tooth) can vary depending on several factors, such as the position and size of the tooth, the type of impaction, and the individual's pain tolerance.

In general, impacted wisdom teeth can cause discomfort or pain, especially if they are causing pressure on nearby teeth or the gums. However, anesthesia is typically used during the removal procedure to minimize discomfort and pain. The dentist or oral surgeon will also provide post-operative instructions for pain management, which may include over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medication.

While there may be some discomfort and swelling during the recovery period, most people can manage these symptoms with proper care and medication, and they generally subside within a few days to a week. It is important to follow the dentist's or oral surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully to promote proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.

3.) I have 2 impacted wisdom tooth

Impacted wisdom teeth occur when they don't have enough space to emerge properly and become trapped under the gums, causing pain, infection, and other oral health problems.

If you haven't already, I would recommend scheduling an appointment with a dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine the best course of action. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may need to be removed through a surgical procedure.

In the meantime, there are some steps you can take to alleviate the discomfort caused by impacted wisdom teeth. These include:

  1. Using over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce pain and inflammation.
  2. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and promote healing.
  3. Applying a cold compress to your cheek to reduce swelling and pain.
  4. Eating soft foods and avoiding hard or crunchy foods that may aggravate your teeth and gums.
  5. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, to prevent infection and promote healing.


3.) I have 3 wisdom teeth

It's not uncommon for people to have three wisdom teeth, as most adults have four. However, it's important to note that not everyone develops all four wisdom teeth, and some people may have more or less.

If you're experiencing any discomfort or pain with your wisdom teeth, it's recommended that you schedule an appointment with a dentist or oral surgeon. They can evaluate your teeth and determine if any treatment is necessary, such as extraction or monitoring.

In the meantime, you can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers and by practicing good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily. It's also important to avoid hard or sticky foods that may aggravate the area around your wisdom teeth.



In the meantime, there are some things you can do to help alleviate the smell please visit our clinic for more information:

  1. Practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash.

  2. Drink plenty of water to help flush out any food particles and bacteria in your mouth.

  3. Avoid foods and drinks that are known to cause bad breath, such as garlic, onions, and alcohol.

  4. Chew sugar-free gum or suck on sugar-free mints to help freshen your breath.


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