If you’re suffering from tooth decay, teeth crowding or infection, dentists would normally suggest a tooth extraction to minimise further pain or discomfort.
The tooth extraction process is generally a quick, outpatient treatment that requires either local, general or intravenous anaesthesia.
Normally, it takes a few days to recover after a tooth extraction that involves a wisdom tooth. During that time (or anytime, really), it is wise to practise good hygiene care so that your gums heal properly and your recovery goes smoothly.
To help you speed up your recovery process, Malaysian-based dentist Dr Bon answers your burning questions in