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Wisdom tooth surgery in Zurich


Dental surgery

Dear visitor

thanks for your interest in the topic "wisdom tooth surgery".

We are happy to give you some insight into the method.

Decision to have your wisdom teeth removed

Wisdom tooth surgery is often necessary, if limited space in the jaw prevents the tooth from properly entering the oral cavity and from a proper final position within the system of your teeth.

Frequently, these teeth are angulated and this position causes a contact with the adjacent tooth. Thereby, further growth of the wisdom tooth is impossible.


If only a part of the wisdom tooth gets into contact with the oral space this may cause further problems:

1. proper cleaning of the wisdom tooth is not possible
2. the bony part between the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth can dissolve
3. below the gum covering a part of the wisdom tooth bacterial growth can be facilitated

Sooner or later these problems can generate painful inflammatory diseases such as an abscess which has to be treated under general anesthesia in a hospital.

After a time of a week or so the wisdom tooth having caused this problem has to be removed through a surgical approach under local anesthesia.

This is the reason why wisdom teeth are removed surgically as a prophylactic measure to prevent the complications described above.
Exeptions from this rule can be made, if the respective tooth is totally covered by a bony layer which prevents the tooth from getting into contact with the oral environment. This situation occurs more frequently in the upper compared to the lower jaw.

Ideally, a surgical wisdom tooth removal is performed at an age below 25 years. In adults older than 25 wisdom tooth surgery can be difficult, especially when the tooth is impacted in the surrounding bone.

Cost guarantees for this kind of surgical treatment may be obtained from health insurance companies in Switzerland only under very special conditions.

Here you can see an example of an elderly male patient with a big cyst originating from an impacted wisdom tooth. In this case, the health insurance covered the costs of surgery and the diagnostic measures such as this x-ray.


Our expertise is wisdom tooth surgery and we will happily provide you with all of the necessary information required, should you wish to consult our service for this.

Please feel free to call and make your appointment.

We are looking forward to see you for an individual consultation.

Take care

Praxis am Paradeplatz-Team

Mutzbauer&Partner Elke E. Mutzbauer
PD Dr. Dr. Till S. Mutzbauer

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