Wisdom Teeth Removal in Tijuana Mexico

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    Dental Extraction, also called tooth extraction or tooth removal, is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone.

    While tooth extraction is typically considered a last resort, understanding the reasons behind this dental procedure is essential. Consult with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate your specific situation and determine the most appropriate course of action to preserve your oral health.

    What is wisdom tooth extraction all about?

    Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the permanent teeth located at the four posterior corners of the mouth. Wisdom tooth extraction is an outpatient surgical procedure performed by a dental or maxillofacial surgeon in which the troublesome or impacted teeth are removed from the patient’s mouth.

    Wisdom teeth are the permanent teeth that emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, although some people do not have wisdom teeth. Previously, these teeth were important due to extreme wear on the teeth, so they were not removed to maintain chewing function. However, due to evolutionary changes, the jawbones have become smaller, and cleaning habits have reduced the importance of wisdom teeth, which now cause more problems than benefits.

    Reasons for Dental Extraction:

    • Severe Tooth Decay.
    • Impacted Wisdom Teeth.
    • Dental Trauma.
    • Gum disease.
    • Deeply cracked tooth.
    • Orthodontic Treatment.
    • Periodontal Disease.

     

    Our dentists and specialists have extensive experience in performing simple and complex dental treatments, helping families and patients of all ages from Mexico and the United States.

    Why should they be removed?

    The most common reasons for extracting wisdom teeth are:

    • Partial eruptions that cause recurrent infections by hindering dental hygiene.
    • Insufficient space upon eruption, causing movements in other teeth.
    • Wisdom teeth trapped within the jawbone, pushing against other teeth.
    • Wisdom teeth positioned at incorrect angles against adjacent teeth or the back of the mouth.
    • Complications with orthodontic treatments for proper dental alignment.
    • Prevention of future dental problems such as cysts, periodontitis, damage to other teeth, or to the jawbone.

    Complications if wisdom teeth are not extracted

    Wisdom teeth that are not removed and are positioned incorrectly make dental cleaning difficult in the back of the mouth, leading to recurrent cavities. Hygiene problems associated with wisdom teeth, such as bleeding, gum inflammation, periodontal disease, and infections affecting other teeth. When there’s no space for eruption, wisdom teeth become impacted in the jawbone, weakening the adjacent tooth, and causing bone loss.

    Dental Extraction Cost in Tijuana Mexico

    Can you imagine saving up to almost 80% and obtaining the same high- quality dental treatments as in the United States? Here’s a price comparison:

    Simple Extraction

    The Dental District starting at

    $120 USD

    Other dentists in the USA $300 USD 60% Savings

    Surgical Extraction

    The Dental District starting at

    $230

    Other dentists in the USA $400 USD 42.5% Savings

    Wisdom Tooth Extraction

    The Dental District starting at

    $340 USD

    Other dentists in the USA $500 USD 32% Savings

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    14 May 2024
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    Aixa Martinez
    20 April 2024
    Dr. Joel Sanchez made my experience at the dental district super smooth and helped me throughout the procedure by explaining each step all while ensuring I was totally comfortable. I felt super comfortable and I trust him with any dental needs I might need in the future. Definitely will be coming back, I love it there! Amazing staff, clean office, chill atmosphere.
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    18 April 2024
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    13 April 2024
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    23 March 2024
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    2 March 2024
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    11 January 2024
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    13 December 2023
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    FAQs

    What are the different types of dental extractions?

    There are two types of dental extractions. The dental surgeon will determine which one is the best for you according to the tooth’s shape, location, size, position, and condition.

    1. Simple Extraction. Performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. The dentist uses an elevator to loosen the tooth and forceps to remove it. The discomfort level is usually low with this type of teeth removal, and recovery may be easier.
    2. Surgical Extraction. Performed on teeth that are not easily accessible in the mouth. This may be because they have not erupted through the gum completely, or they have been fractured under the gum line. It typically requires an incision to the connective tissue to gain access to the tooth to be removed, which makes it a more complex procedure than a simple extraction.

    How to prepare?

    Your dentist will inform you about the procedure specific to your case. In general, it is recommended to:

    • Inform about the consumption of medications, vitamins, or supplements that may cause clotting.
    • Avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption at least one day before extraction.
    • Ensure you have a companion for the trip back home.

    How is it done?

    • Upon arrival at your appointment, the dental surgeon will prepare their instruments and clean your mouth to prepare it.
    • The surgeon may choose between local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia depending on the conditions. In any case, you will not feel pain during the procedure.
    • The specialist will make an incision in the gum to expose the bone blocking access to the root of the tooth.
    • In some cases, surgeons opt to divide the tooth into sections for easier removal.
    • The extraction site is cleaned to remove debris.
    • In some cases, the wound is stitched to facilitate healing, although suturing is not always necessary.
    • Gauze is placed over the extraction site to control bleeding and aid in clot formation.
    • A recovery period is given for the anesthesia to wear off, and the patient is sent home with postoperative care recommendations.

    What is the aftercare for a dental extraction?

    After a dental extraction, the patient must take the following measures:

    1. Keep the gauze in place for 2 hours after your procedure. This helps to control bleeding by forming a blood clot.
    2. Rest for 24 hours following the extraction and avoid exercise as directed.
    3. Don’t rinse, spit, use a straw, or suck on any candy, to prevent any blood clot from dislodging.
    4. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with a salt solution. This will help kill bacteria in the mouth.
    5. Avoid smoking and drinking.
    6. Avoid hot, carbonated, hard, and spicy food. Instead, choose soft foods, such as soups, yogurts, and pureed fruits, for example.
    7. To help decrease swelling when lying down, use pillows to elevate your head and avoid sleeping sideways.

     

    While the patient can return to work the next day, it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities that may dislodge the blood clot. The surgeon will prescribe medication to control pain, reduce inflammation, and prevent possible infections in the area. Ice packs can be applied to the face to reduce swelling and bruising. A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used, without mouthwash. Additionally, it’s important not to spit or gargle. Preferably, the patient should gently rinse their mouth with warm water every two hours and after each meal for at least a week. Avoid tobacco consumption for at least a week to avoid delaying healing. Moreover, smoking increases the risk of complications.

    Does Dental Extraction hurt?

    Pain sensations may occur, depending on the complexity of your dental extraction. You may feel the pinch of the needle as your dentist numbs up your teeth and gums, as well as the back-and-forth pressure that is used to loosen up a tooth. However, the dentist will typically give you local anesthesia to help you feel as comfortable as possible.