Wisdom tooth surgery is a procedure whereby the dentist will perform a minor surgical procedure to safely remove a wisdom tooth that is not growing out straight. Wisdom tooth surgeries are usually done under local anaesthesia. Common discomforts such as mild pain, bleeding and swelling will last one to two days.
There is a nerve that runs in the lower jawbone and this nerve can be close to the roots of the wisdom tooth. If the nerve is compressed during the surgery, patients will experience some numbness to the lower lip.
Therefore, for all high-risk cases, our dentist will use our in house 3-D dental x-ray machine to ensure we carry out the wisdom tooth surgery in the safest manner.