Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog / third molars
Loss of tongue sensation after wisdom tooth surgery
on September 9, 2019
Recently, an article in The Straits Times featured a case of a chef suing a dentist for causing him to lose sensation of his tongue after a wisdom tooth surgery. Certainly, for a chef, such a complication can be a career-ending event. So, how does a wisdom tooth surgery lead to numbne …
Wisdom tooth surgery ; General Dentist or Specialist?
on May 30, 2019
Continuing the story of debate on “Better Competency Development for Safe and Quality Dental Care”, this blog discusses the other oft-cited “higher risk” procedure, wisdom tooth surgery. So how complicated is wisdom tooth surgery? What kind of training do dentists need to perform this …
Wisdom tooth surgery – a walk in the park or a trek up Everest?
on February 8, 2017
Today, I removed the four wisdom teeth of the son of my first ever wisdom tooth patient. His father was my first ever wisdom tooth surgery patient thirty years ago. I was in final year dental school then and removal of that one tooth took two hours. It was a most traumatic experience, …