Wisdom teeth mostly lower erupts in an angulated position due to less space present in jaw. Therefore the tooth won’t be able to erupt completely and a part of it will be embedded in the jaw bone. This may cause severe pain, swelling and pus formation around the teeth in the gum. So, in order to remove these teeth, we use surgical approach as these teeth can’t be accessed easily. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. After giving LA, we make an incision in the gum, followed by cutting of bone surrounding the tooth and then take the tooth out and sutures will be given for 5-7 days.
Swellings in jaw may occur as a result of erupting wisdom teeth, as a sequelae of caries, injury, post surgery, cysts, tumours or due to swelling in glands.Small swellings like those because of wisdom teeth or post extraction resolves by itself after few days following use of antibiotics.Swellings that occurs due to cysts and tumours requires surgical excision of swelling as if not treated these swellings may cause severe breathing problem, altered facial appearance and permanent damage to the jaw.