It is recommended for the following reasons :
- Lack of space for them
- Erupting at poor angle
- Pericoronitis or infection around wisdom tooth.
What is it?
It is an infection around your impacted wisdom tooth. The tooth is partially exposed to the bacteria of the mouth and there is infection under the flap covering the tooth.
You will need to take antibiotics to remove the infection. The infection will take a couple of days to clear. In the meantime we have given you a pain-killer to ease your pain.
We have given you a Rx for:
Clindamycin (if you are Penicillin sensitive)
Take it to the pharmacy of your choice and have it filled. Follow the directions on the label carefully. You must take the full course of antibiotics as directed on the label even if you feel better.
We recommend you, have the offending wisdom tooth removed or infection will reoccur. If you have other wisdom teeth that should be removed it is recommended you have them taken out at the same time.
Wisdom Teeth/Impacted Teeth
An impacted tooth is any tooth that fails to erupt within the expected time. The tooth becomes impacted because eruption is prevented by adjacent teeth, dense bone, or excessive soft tissue. Because impacted teeth do not erupt, they are retained for life unless removed surgically.
Why Should an impacted tooth be removed
Referral to an Oral Surgeon
We recommend you see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon They are specialists at removal of wisdom teeth amongst other things. They will remove your teeth safely ,with the least complication. During the procedure you will have the option of full sedation. We will send a referral to an Oral Surgeon of your choice
The first appointment is a consultation visit. At this visit they will take a medical history, assess your tooth/teeth to be removed, take necessary radiographs, discuss the procedure, possible risks and complications, and what to expect after the procedure. If you are satisfied with the information and decide to proceed, they will ask you to sign a consent form. At this point an appointment will be arranged for the actual procedure.