How a wisdom tooth is removed

How a wisdom tooth is removed


This animation will show the position of the
wisdom teeth and how a wisdom tooth is removed. Click the navigation arrows below the animation
screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation
contains sound. Here we show the position of the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your
mouth and develop after all the other teeth. Wisdom teeth don’t usually cause problems. However, if there isn’t enough space for them
to come through they become impacted. This is when they squeeze against the other
teeth, causing pain and swelling. If one or more of your wisdom teeth are causing
problems, you may consider having them removed. Here we show what an impacted wisdom tooth
looks like. You will usually need to have an X-ray before
you have a wisdom tooth removed, so that your dentist can see its position. Here we show a dental X-ray, including the
wisdom tooth to be removed. The type of anaesthesia used will depend on
the position of your wisdom tooth. If your wisdom tooth is severely impacted, you may be given a general anaesthetic. This means you will be asleep during the operation
and feel no pain. You will need to go to hospital to have a
general anaesthetic. Alternatively, your dentist may use local
anaesthesia. This completely blocks feeling from the wisdom
tooth and surrounding area. You will stay awake during the operation. Depending on the position of your wisdom tooth, your dentist may need to make a small cut
in the gum over the tooth, and then remove any bone that is covering
it. The wisdom tooth is then taken out. Your dentist may need to cut the tooth into
pieces, to make it easier to remove. Your dentist will press a gauze pad against
the gum after the tooth has been removed. Your dentist may use dissolvable stitches
to reduce bleeding. This is the end of the animation. Click on the animation screen to watch it
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Author: Kevin Mason

100 thoughts on “How a wisdom tooth is removed

  1. just got my wisdom tooth extracted. Used general anesthetic and the shot wasn't that bad just felt like a small pinch. In general it really isn't that scary I just felt a little pressure and it was over in less than 10 minutes. So for those who are scared don't be you will be fine.

  2. even though I'm 16, I'm starting to get scared about getting my wisdom teeth taken out. ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต

  3. My wisdom teeth isn't growing all I can see is a small tooth and when I put pressure on it, it hurts! The other is fin tho.. IM SCARED!!

  4. I DON'T WANT MY WISDOM TEETH REMOVED WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so scared ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  5. me: I hate the dentist…..

    dentist: come on

    me: ughh fine!

    dentist: alright say ahhhhh

    me:AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I wasn't at start well I was but not as much as when I heard they used needles let me tell you the story

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  7. Ahhh I'd rather be asleep I don't like numb anything my lip was numb from a pulled tooth once and I accidentally bit it and there was extra skin on my lip๐Ÿ˜ฌ I cringe every time I think about it

  8. today my older 14 year sis she got her wisdom tooth taken out i feel bad for her and did u no that u can be lucky enough to not get ur wisdom tooth my tia is verry lucky ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

  9. My friend sent this to me. And she was laughing. I'm scared there's some sort of jump scare or something. XD

  10. Got mine taken out yesterday morning. Walk in the park, I'm already eating pizza and it's only been a day. Just take your medication, be gentle while brushing and rince with warm water with salt.

  11. So scared this might happen to me. Feeling pain at random intervals AND my jaw has been clicking because of that wisdom tooth for at least 4 years.

    If I had surgery ages ago, I would probably feel fine about it. But no I am shitting myself over potentially having this and it is all because I've never had surgery until now.

  12. Lmao, i have 2 of my wisdom teeth grow in fine, while the rest of the comment section is being paranoid as hell.

  13. I don't care about any of what just happened but FOR REAL IF YOU PLACE A NEEDLE IN MY HAND OR STITCH THE PLACE I WILL CUT YOU INTO PIECES INSTEAD. Byeee ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  14. Got mine removed with a local anesthesia ๐Ÿ™‚ nothing to be scared of during the operation. You should be scared of what coming after it. A hell of a pain for 2-3 days.

  15. Before I thought you had to get your wisdom teeth removed while bearing through the pain, but this vid calmed me down

  16. I got 2 of mine removed yesterday and I had to be awake. it didn't hurt but fuck, the sound are awful.

  17. I highly suggest going to sleep I got all four out yesterday and didn't feel a thing it was so nice all of a sudden I was asleep then five minutes later it was over! Really it took half an hour

  18. I went today and the just slept my mouth and the procedure didn't hurt AT ALL but believe me once the anestesia wears off it hurts BAD, they took mine out whole and it was my 5TH wisdom tooth, once i told my dentist she was shocked because it was rare for a 5th one to grow!!!

  19. stupid dentist said i need local anesthesia i have to open my mouth for god knows how long and watch myself bleed ๐Ÿ˜ก i was looking forward to getting knocked out ๐Ÿ˜ข this is more stressful than having my root canal procedure ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  20. I'm probably gonna get mine removed soon
    It really hurts
    The swelling……..
    And watching these videos scares me more…like the blood and stuff…the pain

  21. I'm scared cuz I'm 11 and I heard a lot about the wisdom tooth I saw vids that wen others removed u literally go super dumb but it's tempurery and I'm glad it is I hope I'll have enough space pray for me!!plz ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  22. I was not asleep when I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. All I got was numbing shots and pain medications. I heard everything, and was completely concious. I wasn't "out of it" when the operation was done. The hydrocodeine they prescribed me did not work at all. I've been taking tylenol and ibuprofen every day, the max amount one can take because the pain is excrutiating. All four were impacted, my dentist had to cut into the bone for all four. I'm still recovering from my surgery…good luck to anyone who has to get their removed! I highly reccomend being put under cause I was not and I had a bad experience!

  23. I had mine all four of mines pulled two weeks ago and I'm doing well with the recovery. I asked for general anesthesia because there was NO Way I was going to be awake for the procedure. The only pain I had was when the anesthesia started to let up but I was home by then. Took an ibuprofen for the first two days then I was fine. Eating soft foods sucked but I got to rest and sleep for 5 days so…

  24. started in september went to dentist getting all my teeth pulled pulled all but 6 on 4 on bottom 2 wisdom on top last time i went back got the 4 bottom teeth pulled felt the pain hurt like hell she said because i was coming to much now my insurance is ran out of insurance now my insurance is good and my tooth hurts like hell im scared because its a wisdom on tooth on that side only tooth on the right top
    but my dr dont put u to sleep and i dont want to feel that pain like that again i dont know what to do helppppppppppppppppp

  25. Doctor:Alright are you ready
    Me:JUST KNOCK ME OUT DOC I DONT WANNA FEEL DIS!
    Doctor:Ok so we will kill ya
    Me:EEEEEEEEE
    knocks myself out
    NOICE

  26. just got all 4 out I don't remember a thing, it was super easy except I did notice when they put the needles but right after i knocked

  27. My nerves are now exposed with what I assume are 2/10 of my wisdom teeth
    Now in pain
    Still scared for my life
    I was fine with dentists until a year ago
    I was never taken to the dentist as a child and I had to learn everything for myself
    I was never taught the importance of teeth literally just thought they were for eating didnโ€™t even know they could hurt if not looked after cause itโ€™s not like your hands can hurt if you donโ€™t wash them. Didnโ€™t see why teeth would

  28. I'm terrified of the dentist ever drug I feel like thell lose effect. Like I'll wake up from the laughing gas…..The Numbing will Lose effect. In only think bad things when it comes to the dentist.

  29. yeah when I'm gonna get my wisdom tooth out I call dips on sleeping during the operation plz I don't feel anything when I'm asleep like one time my brother tried to wake me up by kicking me in the rips and nothing happens so yeah SLEEPING DURING THE OPERATION FOR ME

  30. When I have my next dental appointment, I'm thinking about asking if I can have all of my wisdom teeth removed, as one of them looks like it's causing a few other teeth to be "set back, and the others give me the infamous jaw inflammation (where the back of the mouth feels like it's been jabbed by toothpicks).

  31. Literally crying while watching this because I am so scared to get my wisdom teeth out in a few days๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  32. i remember in my consultation for getting my wisdom teeth removed i thought "getting a needle in me for a prolonged amount of time and being awake for the whole procedure? thats a hard NO"
    so i just didnt do it ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Just had six of my teeth cut out last week (4 of them wisdom teeth).

    It can be an ordeal but I dont think it's as bad as most people make it seem.

  34. me at the dentist: Scared for my life, Then asks what they are going to do.
    The dentist: so we are going to use gxbcsugckbjx then do zfujhvxpahbnxzuktsghz then outafkgjhvbafyluvhpiytfvhmnvxjhveuafcxkhv.
    im going to laugh my myself now…

  35. I didnโ€™t have a wisdom tooth removed I just had a normal front tooth removed as crowded but I was awake and it honestly only took about 10 to 20 minutes to do the numbing take the tooth out sit down and everything but I would not want to be awake during wisdom tooth as so far back in mouth

  36. My gum and check are swollen and cant sleep cos of the pain. Rang the dentist on 11/10/19 the gave me appointment on 15/10/19 not happy! I just really want the pain and swelling gone!!!

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