WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH?
Wisdom teeth often identified as third molars are the teeth that erupt lastly. When it comes to Wisdom Teeth, the problem is that in case they do not emerge properly or are misaligned, they should be extracted since poorly aligned Wisdom Teeth can damage the adjacent teeth.
WHAT PROBLEMS CAN A WISDOM TOOTH CAUSE?
It is also possible that the wisdom teeth remain intact in the soft tissue and partially break or erupt through the gums.
If this happens, chances are, bacteria can invade the tooth. That might cause infection & lead to swelling in the jaw, pain, and general illness.
Due to the misaligned position of the jaw, you will face a hard time when brushing or flossing. This will lead your tooth decay and gum disease.
4 sets of wisdom teeth are there; two on each upper and lower jaw.
In the present, due to lifestyle changes people commonly do not get wisdom teeth. This happens because the jaws do not show a proper development that helps to Wisdom Teeth to erupt.
IS THERE A NEED TO REMOVE WISDOM TEETH?
You won’t require to extract wisdom teeth as long as they are not causing any problem. However, they should be removed if they are impacted or causing crowding.
Since it is difficult to remove the bones in your mouth as you age, your dentist may instruct you to remove your third molar at an early stage.
Delaying the removal can also cause serious surgeries and heavy bleeding or can even cause a minor loss of movement in your jaw.
SYMPTOMS TO GET WISDOM TEETH REMOVED
- Pain in the molars can increase as time goes.
- Redness, swelling, tenderness can cause which can lead to infection
- Foul breath, the bad taste can also happen due to wisdom teeth
- Jaw pain and stiffness can emerge
SHOULD WISDOM TEETH BE REMOVED?
Wisdom teeth may/should be removed if you face the below conditions. Your dentist will help and instruct you with diagnosis:
- Crowding: The adjacent teeth are getting harmed. Misaligned wisdom teeth in the wrong angle can harm other teeth.
- Jaw Damage: Wisdom teeth can cause damage to your nerves making the jaw hollow.
- Sinus Issue: Wisdom teeth can also be a cause for sinus pain and congestion.
- Gum Problem: It will be hard to clean the area which results in swelling of the tissue.
- Gaps in Gums: The pocket is created due to swollen gums hence, helping in the process of decay
PROCEDURE FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
The tooth removal process varies according to the stage in which the wisdom teeth are. If the tooth is impacted then it will need an incision in the gums. Usually, the tooth is removed in parts to minimize the amount of bone required to be extracted for a complete tooth removal.
Post Wisdom Tooth Removal
- You should not rinse vigorously and touch the removal area
- Make sure to take the prescribed medicines in case of discomfort.
- A bleeding is expected for a certain level, however, if the bleeding is excessive, immediately visit your dentist.
- Swelling around the mouth and cheeks is normal for a few days.
- Take a liquid diet for the first couple of days. But don’t use straws.
- Be gentle on rinsing and brush twice a day.