Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, removal is the best option. Elite dental care offers wisdom tooth removal and can treat several health issues related to impacted wisdom teeth, including:

1. Infection
  • When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through the gums, an infection can start around the top of the tooth.
  • Infection & inflammation can cause pain, swelling and jaw stiffness.
  1. Damage to nearby molars​
  • Sacks of fluid called cysts can form around the tooth and may displace the tooth.
  • The cysts can destroy bone and damage other teeth and gums.
  • Damage to nearby molars.


  • An impacted wisdom tooth may keep pushing against the molars next to it.
  • This often leads to a serious damage to both teeth.


  • A wisdom tooth may push nearby teeth out of their correct position and may cause teeth crowding of front teeth.

What causes impacted wisdom teeth pain?

When there is no space for the wisdom tooth to grow (because your jaw bone is smaller than normal), it gets trapped. The wisdom tooth may just partially erupt therefore being stuck under the gum partially.

Food particles can collect under this ‘flap’ and start to rot. Bacteria that are collecting under the wisdom tooth flap then cause a major infection leading to swelling of the area and severe wisdom teeth pain.

Additionally, the wisdom tooth that is opposing the one with the flap also hits on the flap that is swollen and causes trauma to the site, causing further wisdom tooth pain.

Impacted wisdom teeth pain can also happen if there is an abscess (collection of pus) under the impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts are another cause. Getting wisdom tooth removal will enable treatment and lessen the pain.

What’s involved in Wisdom Teeth Removal?

When you come in for wisdom teeth removal, we take an x-ray to decide the best way to handle the impacted teeth. Treatment can be anything from a small cut to help the tooth come through properly, to complete removal and treatment of any related issues.

Depending on your case,  we offer a treatment plan that works for you. If your wisdom teeth need to be extracted, a simple case can be treated then and there, with a local anaesthetic. However, more complex cases of impacted wisdom teeth may require days of preparation. If you are too worried to undergo tooth removal and would like to go under sedation, our professionals will put you to sleep and can remove your wisdom teeth painlessly.

Care after impacted wisdom teeth removal

We explain in detail about the Do’s and Dont’s and also provide you with a printed copy of all instructions so you know how to take care of yourself.

We prescribe medications to handle post-operative pain and infection.

We generally would check on every patient 24 hours after the procedure, ask you to come in for review in a  week’s time after the removal of impacted wisdom teeth to make sure everything is fine.