These are usually more complicated as compared to routine extractions. However, they are also commonly done under Local Anaesthesia in the dental clinic set up itself, very rarely do we advice our patients to get third molar surgeries done under general anaesthesia.
Third molars usually attempt to erupt after the age of 18 years. Erupting third molars are usually associated with pain and swelling. This commonly happens if there is not enough space to accommodate the tooth. Depending on the orientation of the third molar, the diﬃculty of the surgery is assessed.
In order to properly understand and evaluate the position of the tooth pre operatively, radiographic assessment is of utmost importance. We regularly prescribe Intra Oral X-Rays, OPGs and occasionally CBCTs.