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Wisdom Tooth Surgery in Mumbai

The elusive and mystical wisdom tooth has so many sayings attached to it. We all grew up listening and still hear about it that the pain of wisdom tooth means that ‘we are finally getting wiser’. In addition, in our younger days most of us made it’s a point to feel around the third molars to check if we are getting wiser or not.

The truth is that the wisdom teeth are just like the normal teeth that grow in the third molar of the upper and lower jaw. They grow in the between the age of 17-25 normally but they can appear at any unexpected time during the age of young adult or even later.  Wisdom tooth usually grows quickly and rather painfully and if not removed or treated in time they can cause a lot of teeth and gum issues.

Sometimes wisdom tooth does not have room in the jaw to erupt, this is called impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes it erupts partially and gets stuck there, resulting in lodging of food particles in the gaps, infection, and pain. You will need to extract this tooth. Wisdom tooth extraction in India may be done by either simple or surgical removal.

What is Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

Year ago, the wisdom tooth were a necessary part of human evolution but today, they are the modern lifestyles do not need them and getting them surgically or otherwise removed is safe and best option. Wisdom tooth surgery is the removal of the third molar. Since they are the last adult teeth to come out, they are situated in the corner of the upper and lower jaws.

Wisdom tooth can either be impacted or partially erupted and not all wisdom teeth need extraction, there are specific indications for that which your dentist in Mumbai will be able to tell you better. Wisdom tooth surgery in Mumbai is done to extract the wisdom tooth completely. Since the tooth does not have any functional requirements, it is completely safe to have a wisdom tooth surgery as advised by the dentist or a maxillofacial surgeon in India. Wisdom tooth surgery in India is done under local anaesthesia and it does not cause any damage to the functionality of the mouth or to the adjacent tooth.  

When is Wisdom Teeth Surgery Required?

In about 40% of the cases, people don’t even notice that the wisdom tooth is coming out. The only time they get to know of this is when the regular dental visit x-rays point the fact out. However, in some who are not paying regular visits to the dentist the eruption of wisdom tooth is accompanied by sharp pain in the jaw or teeth. When ignored or as the time passes, the wisdom tooth can become a cause of more pain and conditions such as bad breath, bleeding gums, sensitivity in the nearby teeth, infection, crowding of the teeth and swelling in the mouth. If you have been having any such problems then it is time to visit one of the best dentists in Mumbai to get the wisdom tooth checked for surgery and treatment.

Top maxillofacial surgeons in Mumbai recommend wisdom teeth surgery for various reasons, some of them include:

  • The impacted wisdom tooth is angulated and causes crowing of the teeth, or pushes the root of the nearby teeth, leading to pain and discomfort.
  • Over lying gums and tissues between molars get pinched, causes pain and swelling.
  • Angulations of the wisdom tooth, may cause pain and lead to more severe dental issue.
  • Food particles and the debris stuck behind the wisdom teeth, lead to decay of tooth.
  • Infection of gums causes periodontal problems.
  • Due to trapping of food and infection, bad breath becomes untreatable.
  • It may interfere with the orthodontic treatment.

Many a times wisdom tooth causes the permanent damage to adjacent tooth, gums, and bone due to infection, causing cyst formation or tumours. Therefore, top experts’ advice to extraction or surgical removal of the teeth. Experts at The Esthetic Clinic, Mumbai recommend that our clients with such wisdom teeth issues should undergo wisdom tooth surgery as soon as possible. 

Advantages of wisdom teeth extraction or surgery

  • It prevents crowding of the teeth. That means protection or dentition from overcrowding and orthodontic problem.
  • It prevents damage or decay of the adjacent teeth.
  • It will help in relive from pain and swelling of intruding tooth.
  • When it treated on time, it can prevent cyst, tumours and jaw disease or damage.
  • It helps in maintaining the oral hygiene, because food and debris trapped around the wisdom teeth are difficult to clean.
  • Due to Wisdom tooth eruption, the pain can lead to frequent headaches and therefore wisdom tooth surgery in Mumbai helps prevents oro-facial pain and headaches. 

Wisdom tooth surgery in India should be done as early as possible because the bone is soft and it is easy to manage the tooth. 

What is the procedure of Wisdom tooth removal surgery in Mumbai? 

All wisdom tooth surgeries in Mumbai need not be an invasive surgery. It can be easily done by at a dentist or oral surgeon’s office under local anaesthesia. Before the surgery, the dentist will take a pre-opp. x-ray, for determination of the position and angulations of the tooth.

Step by step procedure-

  • Firstly, your dental surgeon will give local anaesthesia to numb the gums.
  • Then he will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and the overlying bone.
  • Then he will remove the bone, to unblock the access to tooth and root.
  • Now he will cut the tooth and root into sections, in order to remove the third molar teeth easily.
  • The will then perform the extraction i.e. remove the teeth.
  • After the wisdom tooth is removed, the area is thoroughly cleaned, by removing the debris from the tooth socket and bone.
  • If necessary, the wound is closed using stiches, in order to promote the healing.
  • Finally, the surgeon will place a cotton and gauze on the wound for healing and to help stop the formation of blood clot. 

After Care and Precautions

After the wisdom tooth surgery in Mumbai, the doctor will give you some instructions to help promote heathy healing. These include:

  • Immediately post the surgery of wisdom tooth, keep the gauze in the place with pressure for at least one hour. If you feel it getting too wet then ask the dental team to change.
  • Do not spit frequently, as it may dislodge the blood clot from socket.
  • Foe pain and swelling, your dental surgeon in Mumbai will prescribe medicines like analgesic and antibiotics.
  • For bruising and swelling, you will be advised to apply the ice or cold patch on the area from outside the mouth for two to three days.
  • On the day of surgery, be prepared to take the rest of the day off as you will need to take rest for the whole day and do not do any activities that can cause strain to your jaw.
  • Avoid hot and hard food for few days; eat soft and liquid food served at room temperature.
  • Drink plenty of water for first 24 hours, but no alcohol, hot beverages or carbonated drink.
  • Do not drink with straw for at least a week, as suction could dislodge the blood clot.
  • Do not brush, floss or rinse or even spit for at least 24 hours after surgery.
  • Do not brush around the extraction site. Be gentle.
  • Avoid smoking or tobacco chewing for at least for one week.
  • If you have stitches, the will dissolve within a week, take care not to disturb them till then.

If you notice the following signs and symptom, then it could be a sign of infection and complications. Immediately call your dentist if:

  1. You notice excessive bleeding or bleeding persists after one hour.
  2. You find difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
  3. You have severe pain at the site and around, even after taking the medicine.
  4. You have high body temperature or fever.
  5. The swelling does not go down even after 2 to 3 days of wisdom tooth surgery and it increases.
  6. If you have bad taste and foul smell from mouth.
  7. There is pus formation at the surgical site.
  8. You notice any nasal discharge, either blood or pus.

The Cost of Wisdom Teeth Extraction or Surgery

The cost of wisdom tooth extraction in Mumbai largely depends on the stage of growth and the expertise of the dentist. The price of wisdom tooth surgery in Mumbai is affected by the complexity of the procedure and the time it will be needed for complete recovery.

Cost of wisdom teeth extraction can also differ from clinic to clinic, based on the expertise and qualification of the wisdom teeth surgery doctor in India. Price will also depend on the type of high-end technology & equipment used. The success rate of the surgery depends a lot on high-end instruments along with the level of expertise of the wisdom tooth removal dentist. Opting to go for the surgery may expensive but it saves a lot of pain, tooth decay problems, complication, and money in the future if dealt on time. 

Why Esthetic Clinic for your Wisdom Teeth Surgery?

The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai is one of the most efficient and effective facility in their outcomes of the wisdom tooth extraction treatment. We are known to use only the best technology and state of the art equipment for our surgeries. Our dental experts  are not only highly trained but also are highly experienced in their specialization areas & treat patients with utmost dedication. The pre- and post-procedure care is our speciality. At The Esthetic Clinics, it is our mission to provide outstanding Dental Care with a commitment of compassion, quality, and integrity.

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About Doctor

Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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