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University Dental Cluster

Common Conditions:

Broken-down/Missing Teeth

Discoloured Teeth

Children’s Dental Problem

Facial pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Crooked Teeth, Improper Bite and Disproportionate Jaw Position

Gum Disease

Damaged Tooth Surface

Impacted/Wisdom teeth

Dentofacial Deformity

Maxillofacial Injuries

Dental Decay

Oral Disease and Oral Cancer

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Impacted/Wisdom Teeth

The surgical removal of impacted (and buried) teeth is one of the most common oral surgical procedures carried out by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Examples of impacted teeth include the wisdom teeth (third molars), upper canines and lower premolars.


Most of these teeth are buried in the bone and have to be surgically removed if they cause pain. Other indications for removal include pathology such as cysts and for orthodontic reasons. These procedures can be carried out in the outpatient clinics, or under general anaesthesia as a day surgery or overnight stay in the hospital.