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Wisdom Tooth Removal (Malaysia)

At Hello Dental, we specialise in providing pain-free, efficient, and cost-effective wisdom tooth removal in Malaysia. Our expert team of dentists understands the unique needs of our patients, ensuring a stress-free experience from consultation to recovery.

Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth removal, also known as third molar extraction, is a common dental procedure performed for several reasons:

  • Lack of Space or Impaction: In many cases, the jaw does not have enough room to accommodate these extra teeth. This can lead to overcrowding, misalignment of other teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection in the surrounding tissue. 
  • Infection and Inflammation: Because of their location at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to clean properly, leading to conditions like pericoronitis (gum disease), which is an inflammation or swelling around the wisdom tooth. 
  • Dental Cavity: Wisdom teeth can push against adjacent molars as they try to erupt, potentially damaging those teeth. On top of that, due to difficulty in cleaning, food stuck in front of wisdom teeth is very common. This may lead to cavity formation which will then require fillings or even root canal treatment in severe cases if left untreated.
  • Orthodontic Considerations: Wisdom teeth can interfere with orthodontic treatment plans. If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, removing wisdom teeth may be necessary to create spaces and to ensure stability of the treatment.
  • Cyst Formation: In some cases, a cyst can develop around an impacted wisdom tooth. These cysts can cause damage to the jawbone, nerves, and other teeth if left untreated.
  • Pain and Discomfort: Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort as they try to erupt, especially if they become impacted or misaligned. Removing them can alleviate this discomfort. 
  • Preventative Measure: Some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth removal as a preventive measure, even if there are no immediate issues. This is because it can be challenging to predict whether wisdom teeth will cause problems in the future. By removing them proactively, individuals can avoid potential complications down the road.
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Removal or Extraction Procedures

In Hello Dental Clinics, we practise the protocols below to ensure you have a smooth and comfortable experience in removing your wisdom tooth with us:

  • X-rays such as OPG or CBCT may be taken to determine the position of the nerve and condition of your teeth.
  • Comfortable Environment: You will be made comfortable in the dental chair, local anaesthesia will be administered using our painless injection device which will significantly reduce the pain during injection.

Simple Wisdom Tooth Surgery

  • Skilful Extraction: Gentle removal of wisdom teeth with precision. We will approach using flapless surgery whenever possible, or make the smallest incisions possible if necessary, carefully remove the tooth, and may suture the incisions

Managing Pain and Discomfort

  • Pain Management: Painkillers and antibiotics will help to control any discomfort and possibility of infection or swelling you may experience during the healing process. Most patients find that pain is manageable and decreases within a few days.

Typical Recovery Timeline

  • Short Recovery Time: With flapless/minimal incision along with proper care, most patients recover within a week, allowing them to return to their normal routines relatively quickly.
  • Recovery guideline: We closely follow up every patient after any treatment or surgery to ensure their healing journey is smooth and to provide reassurance.
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Consult With a Dentist at Hello Dental Clinic

Wisdom tooth removal is often necessary to prevent oral health problems, alleviate pain and discomfort, and ensure the overall health and alignment of the teeth and jaw. If you have concerns about your wisdom teeth, it’s essential to consult with a dental professional who can assess your specific situation and recommend the most appropriate course of action.