dental care


Question by  wwk2009 (22)

When they remove impacted wisdom teeth do they damage the soft tissue in your mouth?

I have impacted wisdom teeth and need to know if it will effect my soft tissue.


Answer by  jsjackson (73)

When impacted wisdom teeth are removed, you will have temporary damage to the soft tissue in your mouth because they must cut the gums to remove the teeth. Stitches are normally applied to the cuts and the damage normally heals very well.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Impacted wisdom teeth are usually removed by a surgical incision through the gums. It will hurt and require a week or so to heal.


Answer by  John (9008)

Any surgery involves cutting into soft tissues; there is no other way to extract the teeth. However, leaving the teeth where they are will cause even more damage, if they are impacted.


Answer by  step (309)

They do damage the soft tissue, they make a cut with a scapel, but it is all controlled, good pain killers also. But you want to do this, because if you don't do this impacted tooth will press on all your other teeth and shift them out of position. Probably the number one reason for croocked teeth.

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