Third molar removal

Third molar removal

Third molars are molars that erupt by the end of teenage years or beginning of the 20s. Provided they are healthy and positioned appropriately, they are valuable components of the mouth, but in most of the cases they are neglected and their removal is needed. Possible problems related to them could be the following: they don’t grow in the adequate position (horizontally, crookedly, too far from the other molars, leaning inwards or outwards). Third molars that grow in an inadequate position can cause obstruction or other lesions to the neighbouring teeth, jaw or nerves. The success of its removal depends on the location of the third molar. If the third molar has completely broken through the gums, its removal takes place as it does in the case of any other tooth. But if the third molar lies under the gums and it’s embedded in the jaw, its removal involves an incision in the gums and the removal of the bone lying over the tooth. A tooth like this cannot be removed as a whole, but only in small parts. Before its removal, the tooth itself and the surrounding tissues are anesthetized.

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