The last teeth or third molars that erupt within the mouth, at approximately 17 to 19 years of age, are the wisdom teeth. If they get appropriately aligned, and gum tissue is healthy, then the wisdom teeth don't need to be removed. But unfortunately, this doesn't gradually happen. Some might get it early or late, as well. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are unable to erupt within the mouth properly.
Due to lack of eruption or partial eruption, the wisdom teeth can produce various symptoms and issues that might require medical attention. It includes infection in the adjacent bone and soft tissue, agony, headaches, decay or cavities of a tooth, and erosion into the second molars. It also includes shifting adjacent teeth, bleeding of the gums, cyst formation surrounding the wisdom tooth, and bone invading or encompassing adjacent teeth.
The dentist removes the wisdom teeth surgically, determining their position and stage of development. An oral pre-extraction exam will be conducted before the extraction. If the wisdom tooth fully erupts through the gum, it gets easier to extract, just like any other tooth. But, if it's beneath the gums and embedded in the jawbone, it requires an incision into the gums. This removes the part of the bone that lies over the tooth.
Whenever a tooth gets in such a situation, the tooth is then extracted in little sections instead of removed in just one piece. The amount of bone to be removed will be lessened for the tooth extraction.
Your dentist will use sedation to make you feel drowsy. Then he will surgically cut your gums or bone to extract the teeth and stitch the wound. They will get dissolved in a few days. Some gauze pads may also be stuffed in your mouth to absorb some of the blood.
There are some necessary steps to be kept in mind for recovery:
Please find out more about wisdom teeth as you visit our office.
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