Risks of removing wisdom teeth

One would think that a seemingly innocuous operation of removing a wisdom tooth does not have any serious consequences. But in fact, there can be many problems behind it: from paralysis of nerves to fracture of the jaw. So, what risks can arise if you want to remove a wisdom tooth and what to expect?

I note right away that most operations are successful and proceed without complications. But, as they say: forewarned is forearmed. Therefore, when removing teeth, the following difficulties may arise that you should be aware of:

Nerve paresthesia

When a wisdom tooth is removed, conduction anesthesia of the great nerve in the area of the wing of the lower jaw can be done. The procedure is not pleasant, but in most cases, it is successful and without any side effects. But due to the fact that this anesthesia is done near the nerve, there is a risk of getting an injection in it due to the lack of direct visibility, after which there will be nerve paresthesia and you will lose lip sensitivity.

Severe bleeding

The roots of wisdom teeth are closely intertwined not only with nerves but also with blood vessels. And due to the limited visibility, the doctor can damage the blood vessel by removing the tooth, after which severe bleeding will occur. Professional dentistry in Riga has its own tools and methods for this type of cases, so do not be too afraid.

Long healing and greater invasiveness

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth do not always grow in a comfortable position. Therefore, sometimes simple removal can develop into a complex operation. This happens when the wisdom tooth deviates from its axis and interferes with other teeth, or it half crawled out and stopped growing. In this case, it will have to be cut in order to be pulled out in parts. And if the wisdom tooth has not yet come out, but already interferes with other teeth, in which case it will need to be cut out of the bone. Not the most pleasant procedure, followed by long healing due to many incisions. And, by the way, not all surgeons undertake this operation, because this requires special tools and skills.

The root of the wisdom tooth may remain in the bone

As mentioned above, the roots of wisdom teeth can be very insidious. And the most unpleasant moment is when they are crooked. With such roots, there is a risk that they will break during removal and remain in the bone.

Jaw fracture

This is a very rare case, but to keep abreast of all the risks, there is a purely hypothetical risk of breaking the jaw while removing the wisdom tooth. This can happen due to improper load distribution, when the wisdom teeth have too long roots and complex removal is planned.

In fact, you have nothing to fear if you choose a professional dental surgeon with many years of experience. After all, although his services will cost more, you will remain safe and sound, and will once again please the world with your beautiful smile.

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ALEKSANDR MAKAROV
Dentist, surgeon, orthopedist

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