Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that one generally get in their early twenties or late teens; although it is common even if you get your wisdom teeth in late adulthood. The thing is, when these third molars erupt normally, they become part of your teeth set that you don’t really have any problem with. But in case these third molars erupt misaligned and in improper fashion then you will need to get them removed. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can actually damage the structure of adjacent teeth.

What are the issues one can face due to wisdom tooth problem?

If we are talking about wisdom tooth and problems then we are talking about impacted wisdom tooth. By impacted wisdom tooth we mean teeth remain intact in the soft tissue and partially erupt through the gums.

In this situation where the teeth remain partially open, then chances of bacterial infection are high. Swelling in jaw and pain are some of the symptoms of infected gums due to partially erupted wisdom tooth/teeth.

Mostly the jaw positions are misaligned and that makes it difficult to brush the rear set of teeth and that leave them prone to gum disease and decay conditions. We get four set of wisdom teeth, that is two on each upper and lower jaw.

Do I need to get the wisdom teeth removed?

You don’t have to get rid of your wisdom teeth as long as they are healthy and not causing any problem. In situations like infection or crowding though, you will have to remove them. Crowding would mean lack of proper space for the wisdom teeth and that will cause the teeth to erupt at the wrong angle and that can easily damage the neighboring teeth.

Dentists generally recommend getting the third molars removed at an early stage as with age the bones in the mouth part get harder and that can make it difficult to get the wisdom teeth removed. Problems such as heavy bleeding and severe surgeries or minor loss of movement in your jaw area are some of the negative consequences to not getting wisdom tooth removed on time.

Here the symptoms that tell you need to get wisdom teeth removed:

  • Pain in the molar region which increases with time.
  • Tenderness, swelling and often redness which also leads to infection in the area.
  • Compromised oral hygiene as you experience foul breath and bas taste.
  • Stiffness as well as pain in jaw.

Process for wisdom teeth removal:

The process of wisdom teeth removal actually depends on the condition and at which stage the wisdom teeth is in. It is far more easier to get the wisdom teeth extracted when it is completed erupted. However, in case of impacted teeth, the incision in the gums will be required. This extraction is performed in parts to estimate and minimize the total bones that will be needed to be extracted to carry out wisdom teeth removal.

Post treatment care:

  • It is recommended to avoid vigorous touching and rinsing the treated area.
  • Take the prescribed medication in case of discomfort.
  • A little bit of bleeding is normal after the treatment; however, in case the bleeding persists or exceeds then must consult your dentist.
  • For a couple of days you can expect swelling around mouth and cheek area.
  • It is best to be on liquid diet for a couple of days after your treatment and avoid using straw to consume the liquid food.
  • Be gentle when brushing your teeth or rinsing. Brush twice a day to prevent any infection.

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