Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Wisdom teeth present potential problems when they are misaligned they can position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Wisdom teeth that lean toward the second molars make those teeth more vulnerable to decay by entrapping plaque and debris. In addition, wisdom teeth can be entrapped completely within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum. Teeth that remain partially or completely entrapped within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone are termed “impacted.”
Wisdom teeth that only partially erupt allows for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.
How do I plan my wisdom teeth removal in Thailand?
First step is to click here and complete the free quote form. Once this is completed, we will discuss your options with our dentists and get back to you with a dental recommendation and quote. We may need to contact you again if we require further information.
OPG x-rays are also required and we can assist you with dental clinics we are affiliated with or point you in the right direction of one. Our dentists need the x-rays to see where the wisdom teeth are in the jaw and in what direction.
The dental recommendation will explain the process and the length of time you will need to spend in Thailand. From there we arrange your dental appointments, flights, transfers and accommodation.
Any questions or concerns you have should be voiced to the dentist. Don’t be shy they are use to it and remember your comfort and satisfaction is their main priority.
We generally like to keep our clients in hotels near to the dental clinics. Having a great hotel to recover in is so important. There can be a vast difference in hotels, so let us help with this.
FAQs about Dental Surgery
How soon can I head back to work?
Healing can take at least two weeks if all goes well. It is recommended to take 3 to 4 days off work after the procedure.
What sort of pain can I expect?
After a wisdom tooth is removed, you may experience pain and swelling in your gums and tooth socket where the tooth was removed.
“An excellent, professional approach shown by the administrative staff and clinical dental technicians who carried out their work. Totally without pain, and the overall result was far more than I expected they could achieve.”
Bob traveled with Medi-Cation and received dental surgery in late 2015.