Wisdom tooth removal
They often make themselves known for the first time in late adolescence: wisdom teeth. Otherwise known as “third molars”, they are a remnant of early human development. In the past, we had larger jaws, but today we no longer have space for these 8th teeth. They may need to be removed for a variety of reasons.
If a patient experiences discomfort around the wisdom tooth, they usually visit the dentist. Often, the wisdom tooth fails to grow out of the gum fully because of the lack of space. This frequently causes a mucous membrane hood to form, which can lead to recurrent inflammation (Dentitio difficilis). This is usually noticed by a bad taste in the mouth or halitosis, which is a result of bacteria that are stuck there.
Sometimes, the wisdom teeth are compacted deep inside the bone and press on the roots of adjacent teeth. Among other things, this can lead to tooth roots of the important neighbouring tooth being resorbed (root resorption). The consequences can range from facial and jaw pain to tooth migration and the death of neighbouring teeth. These are all reasons that may lead to wisdom teeth having to be removed.
How can we help?
During assessment, a thorough investigation is carried out. If the indication is there for removal, an X-ray (OPG, PAN) is usually taken to check the positional relationship of the wisdom tooth to important structures. Above all, the location of sensitive facial nerves should be noted, as these are sometimes found in the immediate vicinity of the tooth.
If anatomical features are present, three-dimensional imaging (CT, DVT) is recommended. This shows the position of the tooth and the nerves in 3D, allowing an accurate evaluation. This ensures a greater degree of certainty during the operation.
Depending on the patient, additional measures may be useful. In the case of very anxious patients or patients with disabilities, wisdom tooth removal may be done under general anaesthesia or sedation.
In general, the wound is sewn up afterwards and an antibacterial strip is inserted. Patients are given cooling pads to alleviate cheek swelling and pain after surgery. Suture removal and a follow-up are carried out a week after the operation.
Detailed initial examination
This gives an exact diagnosis and a description of possible dental diseases in terms you can understand.
Necessary treatments and their alternatives will be discussed, taking as much time as needed.
You are always informed before costs are incurred. As a rule, a cost estimate will be prepared free of charge and contains a fixed and binding schedule of all expected costs.
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Our team will be with you every step of the way, even for complex treatments and dental restorations. You can have complete trust in their expertise.
High-tech and up-to-date materials
Digital X-rays, 3D jaw imaging and computer-controlled and manufactured dental prostheses made of modern biocompatible ceramics.
Long-term dental hygiene
All of our treatments are designed for longevity and long-term dental health.
Safety through experience
Our team’s extensive experience offers you a high level of treatment safety, especially in complex renovations and reconstructions.
Aftercare and guarantee
We offer an aftercare programme in which you can participate to ensure long-term treatment success. This includes our long-term dental prosthesis guarantee.