Extraction of wisdom teeth in Panama

Extracción De Muelas Del Juicio En Panamá

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If you suffer from jaw pain, recurring sore throats, bouts of bad breath and/or bleeding gums around the back teeth your wisdom molars could be the cause.

In most cases, there will not be enough space for wisdom molars to erupt. It can cause several issues. Partially erupted wisdom molars are very difficult to clean and brush. When food and bacteria build up between the wisdom teeth and adjacent molars, this may eventually lead to tooth decay and gum infection.

In some cases, your wisdom teeth are healthy, but because of orthodontic treatment they need to be removed.

Lastly, a fully erupted wisdom tooth needs to be removed because they are very hard to clean and can become severely decayed easily.

The treatment

Generally, a local anaesthetic is given to make the procedure more comfortable, but sometimes sedation with an anaesthesiologist is used in order for the patient be “deeply asleep”.

As all procedures, post extraction instructions must be followed since there is a slight chance of infection, tenderness, prolonged bleeding, dry socket and loosening of neighbouring teeth or their fillings or crowns.

When Should I Remove My Wisdom Tooth?

It is generally best to remove them sooner rather than later as the younger you are, the faster you heal. The likeliness of lingering numbness, jaw fracture or other complications also increases with age. Usually, we recommend that wisdom molars be extracted when patients are 16 years old.

Reasons your wisdom teeth may need to be removed include:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Crowding
  • Cysts

Wisdom teeth symptoms

If you suspect your pain to be associated with your wisdom tooth, make an appointment with us right away. Signs of Wisdom Teeth problems include:

  • Tenderness and jaw pain
  • Bad breath
  • Cysts around the tooth
  • Red or swollen gums or bleeding gums.
  • Swelling around the jaw.
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth.
  • Difficulty opening your mouth.
  • Gum inflammation

Extracting teeth is viewed as a last resort in modern dentistry and usually only occurs because of chronic disease or trauma. One clear exception to this is the removal of our wisdom teeth, known dentally as our third molars and our maxilofacial surgeons are experts in wisdom mmolars in Panama.

Your wisdom teeth, sometimes also called third molars, are the very last teeth at the back of your mouth. They usually come in between ages 18 to 24 years.  Most adults have a total of 4 wisdom teeth in total, with two at the top and two at the bottom.

Gum Disease

The gums surrounding your wisdom molars may also become inflamed due to the same reason of prolonged plaque and food particle accumulation. This is especially the case in improperly-erupted wisdom molars.

As a result, pain, bad breath, swelling and risk of infection can follow. In severe cases, this can be accompanied by gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. These are serious issues that may require immediate medical attention.


Teeth Crowding

If your wisdom teeth erupt in a misaligned manner, they can push the second molars, affecting proper occlusion. This causes them to be mispositioned, which can negatively impact your appearance, bite, speech and oral hygiene.


In a minority of cases, cysts or tumours can form around an impacted wisdom tooth. If these are left to fester, they can destroy your surrounding jawbone and infect neighbouring teeth, rendering the need for complex and extensive treatment.


The cost of wisdom teeth removal

The cost of removal of a wisdom tooth can depend on the complexity of the situation:

  • Position of gum tissue: A wisdom tooth is easier to extract if it has fully emerged, compared to if it was underneath your gum tissue.
  • Submerged level of wisdom tooth: If your wisdom tooth is completely buried within the bone, this will require drilling into your jaw to extract.
  • Proximity to nerves: Deeply buried wisdom teeth are closer to nerves, which makes extraction difficult.
  • Root shape of wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth with an irregular root shape is harder to extract.
Ortodoncia en Panama

Benefits of wisdom tooth surgery

  • Reduction in headaches.
  • Oral and Facial Pain Prevention or Relief.
  • Reduced Risk of Oral Disease.
  • Fewer Oral Injuries.
  • Cleaner Teeth.

Individualised treatment plan

Our dentists will thoroughly explain the benefits and risks of removal of wisdom teeth, the procedure involved and tailor a plan that is specific to you, leaving you with no doubts.

Your general health condition, as well as the condition of your wisdom teeth and gums, will be thoroughly assessed, which may include having to take some necessary X-rays or scans, to determine the exact position of your wisdom teeth and their surrounding structures.

Once the tooth is removed, the area will be well disinfected and stitches may be necessary.