Avulsion (extraction) of wisdom teeth consists of removing the third molar teeth from the upper and/or lower jaw.
This procedure is performed for example when:
– Wisdom teeth are in a bad position (impacted or not) and have caused or are likely to cause pain, inflammation or even infection.
– There’s not enough space on the dental arch…
– Wisdom teeth are decayed and can no longer receive conventional care.
Depending on the layout and on the number of teeth to be extracted, and according to the patient’s preference, extractions are done in one or two sessions. Local anaesthesia is the most indicated solution. General anaesthesia, involving outpatient hospitalization in a private hospital, is recommended in cases of severe anxiety.
After the extraction of one or more wisdom teeth, it is common for a small bleeding to persist for a few hours. If the bleeding becomes uncomfortable, simply bend one or two of the compresses that were given to you during the appointment on the extraction area and bite them until the bleeding stops.
Oedema (swelling) may occur after the procedure. In order to reduce its development, it is advisable to apply ice to the cheek on the extraction side for 2 days after the operation. In case of post-operative pain, analgesics will have been prescribed by your practitioner. You should scrupulously follow their recommendations.