The extraction of wisdom teeth (whether impacted or not) is the way to go in case of pain, infection, cysts, caries.
Ideally, these extractions should prevent these pathologies as well as certain dental malpositions and their consequences such as temporomandibular joint disorders, periodontitis (inflammation of the gums) or cavities. These extractions are mainly performed on young people between the ages of 12 and 18 because at that age, the roots are only slightly formed or not at all and the operation is simpler, the healing is faster and the complications or after-effects are very rare.
To find out if you should have your wisdom teeth removed, a clinical examination by a dental specialist is necessary.
During this examination, the specialist will perform a panoramic radiograph called an Orthopantomogram (OPG) to show the exact position of your teeth, especially in relation to the nerves.
Sometimes, taking an OPG is not enough and a more accurate localized CT scan (CBCT) or 3D X-ray will be performed directly at the clinic.
The procedure to remove 4 wisdom teeth can take approximately one hour.
Cost of treatment
The dentist will give you a precise estimate following the initial consultation. The cost for this procedure varies depending on the type of impacted (position) wisdom tooth, ranging from CHF 150 to CHF 550.
Post-treatment dental care
A post-operative check-up will be scheduled 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure.
The patient will be taken care of by a dental specialist in order to provide him/her with the best possible care in order for the procedure to run as smoothly as possible.