A Wisdom Tooth Extraction involves completely removing a wisdom tooth and its root. Common reasons to remove a wisdom tooth include: Pericoronitis, tooth decay to the wisdom tooth or the adjacent tooth, or infection.
During your appointment a local anaesthetic injection will be placed into the gum next to the wisdom tooth being removed. When the gum and tooth are completely numb, moderate pressure is applied to the tooth and roots to loosen it. When there is movement in the wisdom tooth it is removed.
If the wisdom tooth is not completely visible sometimes a small cut is made in the gum. Depending on the angle of the wisdom tooth it may need to be removed in 2-3 pieces.