Surgery & Extraction in Kuala Lumpur
Here’s everything you need to know about wisdom tooth extraction in Kuala Lumpur
Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Kuala Lumpur
For most people, their wisdom teeth will be blocked from erupting completely in the mouth by the permanent second molars or the surrounding bone and/or gums due to the smaller jaw space. These wisdom teeth are considered to be impacted. Treating impacted wisdom teeth is the most common reason why your dentist will recommend wisdom tooth extraction.
The impacted wisdom tooth may partially emerge (partially impacted), showing only the crown of the tooth, or never emerge through the gums at all (fully impacted). The wisdom tooth may also grow at an angle towards or away from the second molar, or grow at a right angle, almost as if it is “lying” down.
Our dentists at KL Dental Implant Clinic would usually remove impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications. However, it’s also recommend to remove impacted wisdom teeth even if they are not currently symptomatic to prevent future oral health problems that might crop up.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth (erupt). Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — two on the top, two on the bottom.
Why Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth in KL?
Impacted wisdom teeth can result in other dental problems and even cause severe pain or damage to other teeth if left untreated. In many cases, impacted wisdom teeth cause plaque build up as they are difficult to clean. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth could also increase the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay.
Damage to Other Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth can push onto surrounding teeth, causing severe mouth pain.
Jaw Damage & Cysts
Dental cysts can form around the impacted wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth are not removed, this can result in jaw and damage nerves. Dental cysts if left untreated may cause tooth loss and lead to gum infection over time.
Inflamed Gums & Teeth
Soft gum tissue around the impacted wisdom tooth can become inflamed and start to swell. This infection can create pockets between teeth causing tooth decay.
Understanding Wisdom Teeth
Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth
At Dental Implant Clinic KL We offer both surgical and non-surgical wisdom tooth extractions. Wisdom tooth extractions can offer a much-needed relief and comfort from severe pain. It also helps to maintain oral hygiene and prevents other dental problems. Before the procedure, our dentists will evaluate your condition and conduct a complete diagnostic examination through the use of an OPG (panoramic x-ray).
Depending on the type and severity of impaction. Dentist may opt for either a surgical or non-surgical wisdom tooth removal procedure which can either be conducted under local anaesthesia or sedation.Depending on the type and severity of impaction. Dentist may opt for either a surgical or non-surgical wisdom tooth removal procedure which can either be conducted under local anaesthesia or sedation.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Process
Your dentist at KL Dental Implant Clinic will conduct a thorough analysis of your oral health in order to examine the type of impacted wisdom teeth that you may have, to determine if surgery is at all required. Then, before proceeding further, your dentist will lay out a basic treatment plan and explain the entire wisdom tooth extraction process to you.
Non-Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extraction in KL Dental Implant Clinic
Your dentist will carefully analyse your oral health in order to determine the type of impacted wisdom teeth that you might have in order to determine whether or not you need to undergo surgery. Our dentists at KL Dental Implant Clinic would then detail the entire wisdom tooth removal process to you before you proceed.
Wisdom Tooth Surgery in KL Dental Implant Clinic
This procedure will be performed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia to remove impacted and/or partially/fully erupted wisdom teeth. The time taken to extract the tooth would depend on its size and position. Following the removal of the wisdom teeth, our dental professionals remove the tooth tissue and attach the replacement tissue using dissolvable stitches. This process takes one to two weeks and the tooth tissue automatically heals.