Reasons for wisdom teeth extraction?

1. ROOT:Due to the position of the wisdom tooth, caries can be seen in that tooth or in the adjacent tooth.

2. INFECTION OF THE GINGUAL: In cases where the 20-year-old tooth is not fully erupted, food residues and bacteria enter under the gum around the 20-year-old tooth and cause infection. As a result, bad breath, pain, facial swelling and a decrease in mouth opening can be seen. The infection can spread to the cheek and neck through the lymph.

3. PRESSURE PAIN: There may be pain due to the pressure of the wisdom tooth trying to erupt on the neighboring teeth. In some cases, tooth wear occurs due to this pressure.

4. ORTHODONTICS: Many young patients undergo orthodontic treatment to correct the crowding in their teeth. When wisdom teeth erupt, it causes an increase in tooth crowding, especially in the anterior region, due to the lack of space.

5.PROSTHESIS: If impacted wisdom teeth begin to erupt in patients using total dentures, they may cause problems such as incompatibility, dents and inability to use the prosthesis. Therefore, panoramic x-ray examination is of great importance in patients who will undergo total prosthesis.

6. CYST FORMATION: A cyst may occur in the soft tissue around an impacted or semi-impacted 20-year-old tooth. Removal of this cyst and tooth is of great importance in terms of preventing future bone and adjacent tooth damage. Rarely, a tumor may develop inside the cyst or spontaneous fractures of the jaw may occur due to excessive growth of the cyst.


After shooting and operation, 30 minutes. Do not remove the tampon placed at the extraction site or the operation area. If bleeding continues after the tampon is removed, put a new one.

Do not eat any foodstuffs after the effect of anesthesia after extraction or surgery.

Chew with the other side for 24 hours, do not tamper with the shooting site. Otherwise, pain, infection or bleeding may develop.

Do not smoke for 12 hours. Smoking increases bleeding and causes slower healing of the wound site.

A slight swelling may occur following tooth extraction. There may be a more pronounced swelling after surgical operations. In order to minimize the swelling, it is applied to the operated area for 10 minutes on the first day. It is important to apply external ice compresses at intervals.

It should not be spit. Otherwise, the bleeding will increase and the clot may dislodge.

There may be a color change in the face on the operated side. This will pass in 1 week -10 days.

If prescribed, use as directed. Inform your doctor if you have any drug-related discomfort.


Especially impacted mandibular wisdom teeth will most likely cause problems one day. Problems such as pain, swelling or the inability to open the jaw can happen when you least expect it. Therefore, impacted wisdom teeth should be removed whether they cause problems or not.

If you are going to a place where there is no dental service and you have impacted wisdom teeth, it is important to remove them in order not to encounter any problems.


No, other teeth may remain impacted. Just like in wisdom teeth, even if they stay silent for a long time, they can suddenly cause problems one day.

Will I feel any discomfort or pain after the operation?

Many people feel discomfort after the procedure, depending on the extent of the operation and their reaction to pain. Taking the medications given by your doctor on time will help you reduce these ailments.
Will my face swell? Will there be bruising?

Depending on the condition of the operation, there may be swelling and bruising on the face. Even in similar operations, the degree of swelling and bruising can be different between people. The ice compress that you will apply to your face in the first days will help reduce this swelling.

How long do I need to be away from School or Work?

The healing of the wound and the relief of discomfort depend on your pain threshold, age, general health, reaction to painkillers, the degree of the operation and your post-operative care. Generally, it is necessary to stay away from school or work for 1-2 days in the surgical extraction of the impacted wisdom tooth. This period may be extended depending on the patient’s reaction to the operation. For simple twenty-year-old shots, there is usually no need for such a time.

Can the wound site become inflamed after the operation?

Inflammation may occur in the extraction site for reasons such as tampering with the wound, filling it with food residues, and smoking. This also causes pain. These complaints can be resolved by cleaning the area with oxygenated water and using appropriate antibiotics.

Will there be bleeding after the shot?

It is normal to see blood in your saliva for a few hours after the extraction. This is because a slight leak of blood from the extraction site persists for the first few hours. You may also find a small amount of light-colored blood on your pillow the next morning, which is common and normal.
Serious bleeding problems are very rare after surgical wisdom teeth extractions. In such a case, you should contact your doctor immediately. It is important that you know what you need to do to avoid bleeding.


1-Do not use aspirin and its derivatives before and after the operation.
2-Avoid heat as much as possible after the operation.
3-Do not suck, touch and avoid excessive movements to see the operation area.
4-Do not spit. Bleeding continues as the blood clot formed by spitting up will be broken.
5-Press the operation area with gas pad for 20 minutes. If bleeding continues afterward, continue with this application with a spare tampon.

Can I smoke?

Smoking delays wound healing and may cause inflammation (alveolitis) in the operation area. It is recommended not to smoke until the operation area is completely healed (This period is at least 2 weeks).