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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost in India

Wisdom tooth extraction is a simple surgical procedure carried out to remove any of the four third molars, that is causing pain and discomfort. It is a simple procedure similar to any normal extraction that can take place under local anesthesia in your surgeon's office.

Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. If these teeth present at the posterior end of your mouth can develop without causing any serious damage to nearby tissues and teeth, there is no need of extraction. However this is a relatively less common occurrence and most people do require tooth removal.

Wisdom teeth develop at the age of 17 to 25 years. During this period, depending on the availability of space in the mouth, the wisdom tooth may or may not erupt partially or not at all. This condition is known as impaction of tooth that calls for its extraction if it is impinging on other structures in the mouth.

In this condition, the permanent molars do not have enough space to develop normally within the mouth and therefore get disfigured. This means that they start growing at an angle to the next tooth, or may move towards the back of the mouth; hurting internal cheek muscles and tongue.

Apart from the pain, wisdom tooth may cause decay of neighboring teeth as well. Food trapped in the gum flap covering a partially erupted wisdom tooth causes inflammation, a condition known as pericoronitis. People who dely the removal of these teeth may suffer from cyst formation or severe infection. Therefore early removal of wisdom tooth is recommended.

Cost of wisdom tooth extraction in India can be approximated to range around INR 600 to INR 10,500; depending upon the position of tooth and severity of disfigurement.

The recovery period for wisdom tooth extraction comprises of three to four days. Bleeding of the surgical area needs to stop within 24 hours post operation. If the bleeding continues beyond this time period, you will need to visit your dentist immediately. To ensure quick recovery, avoid using straws or smoking for a couple of weeks and use warm saline rinses twice daily for the next seven days after wisdom tooth removal.

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