Wisdom tooth extraction in Los Algodones, Mexico

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove the last four teeth from the back of the mouth. It is a very common procedure and is performed in a large number of adults since these molars tend to develop on an angle and push the other teeth, which can affect the occlusion and cause severe discomfort.

However, this surgery is not necessary in all cases; If the tooth has enough space in the mouth to emerge without affecting the other teeth, its extraction will not be necessary and they can be kept just like the other molars.

Our specialist, Dr. Xochipilli Bojorquez, will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth have enough room to come out or if they should be removed to avoid future complications. Visit us at our dental clinic in Los Algodones, Mexico, to get quality dental work and excellent care.

What are wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars, which usually emerge between the ages of 16 to 26, and they are located at the extreme of the dental arch, both in the upper and lower jaw. These teeth are inherited from our ancestors and currently have no special function. In some cases, these teeth never come out, and sometimes they can also come out without causing problems like the rest of the molars.

The problem with the wisdom teeth is that they grow in the furthest back of the oral cavity, so it is quite common that these teeth lack the necessary space to grow comfortably, which can have several consequences. If the wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to grow out, they can displace the rest of the teeth and cause damage, while also affecting occlusion and the appearance of your denture; These cases are called impacted wisdom tooth and can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.

On the other hand, wisdom teeth can fully erupt, but being so far into the mouth, it’s very hard to brush them properly, so the plaque, tartar, and bacteria build-up, creating a rich environment for cavities.

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For this reason, many patients decide to extract them even before they begin to emerge or before they cause any discomfort. It’s not always necessary to remove the wisdom teeth; your dentist will review your case and see if you can keep them, in which case you should take special attention to your oral hygiene.

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Why is it recommended to extract impacted wisdom teeth?

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, pain, and complications in oral health. These are some of the reasons why it will be necessary to extract these teeth.

If the tooth is growing at an angle towards the second molar or if it is growing horizontally following the jawbone, it can affect the occlusion by causing the surrounding teeth to cluster on top of each other.

If the tooth is growing towards the back of the mouth it can directly affect the jaw joint and the muscles causing severe discomfort when chewing and speaking.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause damage to the bone, infections in the gums, swelling, and a lot of pain.

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Wisdom tooth extraction can also be a cosmetic dentistry procedure for patients with overcrowded teeth who want a smile makeover. When extracting the wisdom teeth, the rest of the natural teeth will have more space to move and get to a perfect occlusion.

Myths about the extraction of wisdom teeth

Most people fear a lot when their dentist determines that their wisdom teeth should be removed. Everybody thinks that it will be a painful and traumatic experience, but if you consult an oral surgeon with extensive experience, as those who are part of Dental Solutions Los Algodones’s dental group, you’ll have a quiet, relaxed, and pain-free experience.

On the first visit, your dentist will evaluate your case and inform you if there is an infection that must be treated before extraction. You will need a panoramic x-ray to know the exact location of your wisdom teeth and decide the appropriate procedure for your particular case. In our clinic, we have the latest equipment and we can take your x-rays during the same visit.

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How to prepare for the surgery?

Before the procedure one of our dentists will give you some recommendations to make your experience much more pleasant and without any complications. These are some of the things to keep in mind.

  • As you will need to cross the border to visit our dental clinic, the best will be to come with a family member or friend who can drive you home. Another good option will be to stay in town one night; If this option interests you, discuss it with our team and we will make sure to find you the best accommodation in Los Algodones Baja California.

     

  • Your dentist will order blood tests to check if there may be any complications during the procedure due to the patient’s medical conditions. In case you take any medication, you should ask if it will be necessary to interrupt it before the tooth extraction.

     

  • It is recommended not to eat before the treatment or to have a very light breakfast, your doctor will give you more information about this during the first consultation.

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About the procedure

Before starting with the procedure, your doctor will put you under local anesthesia or the type of sedative that you have agreed upon before the surgery. The extraction can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. In both cases, you won’t feel any pain.

The process of this dental treatment may vary and depends on the position of the molars. If the wisdom teeth have not grown completely, the surgeon must make an incision in the gum to expose the bone and tooth, then divide the tooth into several sections because it is easier to extract it in parts. Then close the incision with some stitches.

In case the wisdom tooth is exposed, the procedure will be similar to the extraction of a molar. The stitches will be absorbed by your body so you won’t need a third consultation for stitches removal. To finish the surgery, the dentist will place gauze to absorb the blood and promote clot formation.

Thanks to modern dentistry you will be able to go home after the surgery and the healing process will be quicker.

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Wisdom teeth extraction aftercare

After the surgery, you will have to take some special care to avoid bleeding and help the healing to be faster and without complications. These are some of the general recommendations.

  • Control pain and inflammation with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. The dentist may tell you to take some antibiotics to prevent infection. You can also use an ice pack for the swelling.

     

  • The first day rinse your mouth only with a glass of warm salt water after eating. You should brush your teeth to avoid infection, but avoid touching the wound for the first 72 hours.

     

  • Avoid vigorous physical activity, to prevent the blood clot from becoming loose. Also, rest with your head up to prevent bleeding.

     

  • During the first 24 hours, eat only soft, bland foods at room temperature. Avoid beverages that are too cold or too hot. Don’t use straws.

     

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and don’t smoke until the wound is completely healed.


Generally, there are no serious complications after wisdom tooth extraction, but feel free to call your doctor if you have heavy bleeding, fever, severe pain, dizziness, or trouble breathing.

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Dr. Xochipilli Bojorquez is a first-class implant dentistry specialist part of the American Dental Association, and along with her amazing team of dentists will welcome you to our practice in Los Algodones to offer you the best treatments and dental procedures so that you have good oral health and a beautiful smile.

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f you are interested in getting your wisdom teeth extracted or other dentistry treatments, like restoration of a missing tooth, fillings, root canals, dentures, and more, contact us right now. We accept cash, debit, and credit cards. Visit us in Mexico to restore your smile with our excellent dental team.

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