Wisdom teeth are usually impacted due to their position in the jawbone, gingiva or bone on them. In cases where part of the tooth is covered with gums, infection often occurs and consequently, facial swelling and reduction in jaw opening occur. As a result of repeated infections, the bone around the wisdom teeth begins to melt and inflamed tissue occurs instead. In addition, due to its position in the jawbone, it may sometimes put pressure on the molars in front of it; in this case pain and crowding in the front teeth occur. The extraction of wisdom teeth is usually performed surgically, and swelling and pain may be seen in this area after extraction. This situation occurs in the presence of bone tissue around the wisdom teeth.

Extraction of Impacted Teeth What is the extraction of an impacted tooth? Impacted tooth extraction is usually carried out due to problems of wisdom teeth. Since the nutritional conditions of the people in early ages were different, they also needed teeth in the back, but over time, our jaws became smaller due to the fact that the food was easy to consume and not soft, and there was no need for the rear wisdom teeth. As our jaw shrinks, wisdom teeth force them to find a place for themselves and they do not come out like other teeth. Unable to find a place, wisdom teeth press by pushing the front tooth. This pressure also causes collision. Being far behind prevents the gum around it from being in normal anatomical structure and allows it to become easily inflamed. The tooth to be extracted may need to be removed after it is divided into sections. In these cases, surgical extraction is applied. The procedure can be performed with local anesthesia as in normal extraction. Post-Surgical Recommendations After the operation, you should not spit or rinse with water. Since spitting and rinsing the mouth with water will eliminate the clot that will form in the wound site, it will cause re-bleeding and delay the wound healing. Nothing should be eaten or drunk for two hours after the operation. Drinks should be lukewarm. For the first 24 hours after the operation, ice should be applied from outside at certain intervals to the wounded area. Smoking should be suspended. The operation area should be kept clean.