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How is a wisdom tooth removed?

Wisdom teeth are removed with oral surgery. An oral or maxillofacial surgeon generally performs the procedure. The difficulty of the surgery depends on several factors, including the orientation of your wisdom teeth and how much they have developed. For example, wisdom teeth with fully developed roots are harder to extract and come with a higher risk of complications. For this reason, it can be better to have wisdom teeth removed at an early stage. No matter what the circumstances, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to handle the situation. More than likely, you’ll be sedated during the entire process. Afterward, you’re likely to have swelling in your mouth and cheeks, but this will subside with time.

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