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To prevent problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth, it is advisable to remove them early. Learn more about wisdom teeth here.
Amongst other frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth removal, many patients have expressed concerns regarding flying after tooth extraction or surgery.
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and are found on each of the four corners of our jaws. The namesake is derived from the fact that they generally come out when you’re older, around the ages of 17 to 21.
It is beneficial to remove your wisdom tooth if it is:
You should not feel pain during the procedure as the area will be numbed. However, you may feel some pressure as the dentist will have to move the forceps back and forth in order to remove the tooth.
In a simple extraction, the dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps and try to loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. Generally, if the correct technique is employed, minimal strength is required. On the contrary, if too much force is exerted, the chances of tooth breakage are high.
Do not worry as a local anaesthetic injection will be given to numb the tooth. Patients will only experience some pressure being exerted.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery is commonly performed and generally safe. There may be facial swelling, pain, jaw stiffness and some bleeding for up to 2 weeks. These symptoms are usually at their worst for the first 2 or 3 days and will gradually improve.
Specific complications of having wisdom teeth removed are uncommon but may include: