Oral Health

Question
Posted by: lol | 2012/02/01

Q.

removal of impacted wisdom teeth

Hi Doc,

I need to have surgical extraction of all 4 wisdoms. They are impacted. The maxilo-facial &  oral surgeon suggested I do it at his surgery using local anaestethic. I am just terrified.

What should I expect? I am very nervous &  am considering doing it at a day clinic. Since med aid doesn''t cover any of this, the dr suggested we do it in his surgery.

I have been reading other people''s experiences &  I keep hearing of the crushing sound of the teeth &  how horrid the blood tasted.

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

Not all impactions are the same.
Often impated teeth can be removed without any complications in the surgeon's chair.
Without seeing the xrays it is impossible to say how severly yours are impacted. However if the surgeon is confident that is can be done in the chair I wouldn't be too concerned. However it is best you disucss your fears with him before the procedure

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Posted by: Sarah | 2012/04/16

I am having my 3 impacted wisdom teeth and a molar removed next tuesday. The dentist is taking them out in his rooms but the anaethatist will be there - " conscious sedation"  - apparently you dont remember a thing. . and its saving me R15000 on hospital fees.

Reply to Sarah
Posted by: dental expert | 2012/02/01

Not all impactions are the same.
Often impated teeth can be removed without any complications in the surgeon's chair.
Without seeing the xrays it is impossible to say how severly yours are impacted. However if the surgeon is confident that is can be done in the chair I wouldn't be too concerned. However it is best you disucss your fears with him before the procedure

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