What Should You Know About Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Andrin Andrin / March 14, 2022



There are numerous people across the world suffering from wisdom toothache that leads them to visit a dentist for extraction. Some people avoid wisdom tooth extraction even after it’s suggested by the dentist due to a lack of knowledge about extraction which makes them afraid of surgical procedures. If you are one of the people then you should know reading this article will be a help for you in further treatment and wisdom tooth extraction healing. In this article, we have also noted down almost everything a person should know about wisdom tooth extraction so read through this article till the very end.

What is wisdom tooth removal?

Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical process in which the dentist removes a wisdom tooth that has been painful and infected. Wisdom teeth are four last erupted teeth in your mouth at the back of your mouth 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom.

What are the causes of wisdom tooth removal?

There are some causes of wisdom tooth removal by dentists, we have mentioned some of them below such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease ( gingivitis or periodontal disease)
  • Pericoronitis (Infection in the cheek, tongue, or throat)

What are the signs that indicate you need wisdom tooth removal?

We have mentioned some signs that indicate you require immediate wisdom tooth removal, so do make sure of reading these below indications carefully such as:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Red gums
  • Cysts near wisdom teeth
  • Pain in jaw
  • Tenderness in your gums
  • Severe headaches
  • Overcrowded or broken teeth
  • Difficulty in opening mouth while eating
  • Cavities and tooth infections
  • Sinus issues
  • Pain in the back of the mouth
  • Bad breath

If you are suffering from any of these signs then do make sure of visiting the best dentist for wisdom tooth extraction soon.

What happens when you avoid wisdom teeth extraction?

Many people avoid wisdom tooth removal but avoiding removal can lead to impacted wisdom teeth that become severely infected and can cause serious tooth decay. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause the following health complication if left untreated such as:

  1. Extreme pain
  2. Stuck food and debris near the wisdom tooth
  3. Tooth Infection
  4. Gum disease
  5. Tooth decay in wisdom tooth
  6. Damage in nearby tooth or bone
  7. Development of cysts close to wisdom tooth
  8. Problems in teeth straightening

What is the wisdom teeth removal recovery time?

Wisdom teeth recovery takes up to 2 weeks after the surgical procedure. During the wisdom teeth removal recovery time, you may feel a swollen mouth and cheeks for a few days but will slowly improve in some days.

How long does wisdom tooth pain last?

Wisdom teeth usually cause minor discomfort and pain after the extraction for 2 to 7 days. But if you are one of the people facing pain and discomfort after the 7 days of wisdom teeth healing time then you should visit a dentist for a consultation.


We hope you liked this article and it was a help for you in knowing a great piece of knowledge about wisdom tooth extraction. If you are someone whose wisdom teeth recovery time is taking longer than expected then you should not avoid signs and visit a dentist immediately.