Removal of Wisdom Teeth Munich
One of the fundamental maxims at the dental practice Dr. Butz & Partner is preferring tooth preservation to tooth replacement. Because no technology, no matter how advanced and modern, can surpass a natural row of teeth in functionality, our oral surgeons want to keep the state of your teeth as natural as possible.
Therefore, the removal of any dental structure or even one or more entire teeth only comes into question if at least one of the following criteria is met:
- The dental structure is damaged without prospect of regeneration.
- The dental structure poses an immediate risk for other structures in the body (e.g. causing further infections).
These criteria indicate a removal especially if the structure in question does not serve a function. One of the most common cases in which the second of the criteria above occurs in combination with lack of function is with wisdom teeth.
Reasons for removal of wisdom teeth Munich
Wisdom teeth, similarly to the tailbone or the appendix, are evolutionary vestiges of our ancient ancestors. In some people, the wisdom teeth still have enough space to emerge between the age of 15 and 30. In most cases, however, the human jaw has grown so short over the millennia that the wisdom teeth cannot stand next to the other teeth due to lack of space. Because of this, they sooner or later start to cause problems: They can exert pressure on other teeth and lead to inflammation, cysts and displaced teeth. They also are difficult to access for oral hygiene, which can facilitate tooth decay. For these reasons, among others, removal of the wisdom teeth is not only justified in many cases, but in fact absolutely necessary in order to preserve the health of the dental apparatus in the long term.
Procedure of removal of wisdom teeth Munich
The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common surgical interventions in oral surgery. At Dr. Butz & Partner in Fünf Höfe Munich, these operations are performed by experienced specialists of oral surgery who often perform several wisdom tooth removals per day with modern technology and a steady hand. The procedure can usually be carried out under local anaesthesia — according to necessity and your personal wishes, however, you can also have your wisdom tooth removal performed under sedation or general anaesthesia.
Through a timely removal of wisdom teeth, painful complications like inflammation or abscesses can be avoided, which in turn would make the removal of the wisdom teeth and the subsequent healing more difficult. You should therefore receive an early diagnosis whether your wisdom teeth give any reason to expect problems, and have them treated if necessary.
After a wisdom tooth removal Munich
After an operation removing wisdom teeth, you should follow the usual rules of post-operative behaviour. You can find a comprehensive compilation of these rules on our website (Practice –› Downloads –› Postoperative Behaviour). However, like in any other case, our oral surgeons of Dr. Butz & Partner Munich will also inform you about important details and happily answer your questions. We care about your health — don’t hesitate to approach us. Your oral surgeon for wisdom tooth removal Munich.