Are your wisdom teeth causing pain?
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our backside teeth are called the third molars; most people have four of these, two above and two below. They are the final teeth to erupt in the mouth and normally arise in the period between 16 and 23 years of age, hence the famous word wisdom teeth. Not necessarily all people have wisdom teeth; an individual is likely born without any or less than four. Many of us have adequate space in our mouth for wisdom teeth to erupt and in this situation, wisdom teeth work the same as our other molars and will not need any treatment.
How do I recognize whether my Wisdom Teeth require to be removed?
If there is not enough gum space for normal eruption then wisdom teeth get impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth emerge at an angle or do not fully come up from the gum line. The gum nearby that tooth can get swollen and painful, and in some instances infected. Swollen and bleeding gums, pain and swelling nearby the jaw, bad breath, headache, and jaw ache are the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth. If not treated, wisdom teeth could become the reason for serious issues such as dental decay or damage to nearby teeth.
Despite that, impacted wisdom teeth do not always indicate any symptoms, so you might not recognize you have wisdom teeth that are impacted. The simpler approach to recognize whether you require your wisdom teeth extracted is to go to your dentist for an examination. Once your dental and medical history has been examined, you will need an X-ray to evaluate the position and angulation of your wisdom teeth.
Why Wisdom Teeth require to be Removed
Not everybody requires their wisdom teeth to be removed. Wisdom teeth only require to be removed if they are impacted and that impaction has resulted in other issues. You may experience pain in the upper or lower jaw which is the early sign that your wisdom teeth are creating problems. You may feel pressure on the rear side of your mouth. Apart from that, gum tissue near erupting wisdom tooth becomes sensitive and inflamed.
Another possible reason to have your wisdom teeth removed is when you get ready for orthodontic treatment. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist may advise having your wisdom teeth removed in advance. Making more space for the rest of the teeth to shift, removal will make sure that your treatment will not be weakened if your wisdom teeth come through subsequently.
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When Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?
It is well known that after the removal of wisdom teeth, young adults feel less pain and swelling after the surgery compared to older adults. Hence, if it is confirmed that your wisdom teeth are causing the problems. Your dentist will normally suggest that you should have them removed sooner rather than later.
How to Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Removal
The duration of the treatment is based on the number of wisdom teeth that need to be removed and also on the complexity of removal. Before your wisdom teeth removal, an anesthetic is given. Hence certain cautions are issued. Before receiving the removal procedure, your clinician will plan how to prepare. You must eat nothing the night before the procedure, and avoid alcohol before obtaining an anesthetic. You will be required to be accompanied by anybody who can return you home later, and to take care of you for 24 hours if your procedure has been performed under sedation or general anesthetic. We also suggest you have someone take you home if you have the procedure in-chair with a local anesthetic.
Risk related with Wisdom Tooth Removal
Like all surgical procedures, there are risks related to wisdom teeth removal and these normally rely on if the tooth to be removed is covered by gum tissue or is particularly difficult to access. Your particular risk will be talked over thoroughly at the time of consultation with our clinicians. One unusual complexity is called a dry socket. This happens when a blood clot has failed to form in the extracted tooth socket, or the blood clot has been removed. Dry socket typically happens following three or four days the removal. Pain and a foul mouth odor will accompany a dry socket. Another likely complication is an injury of lower jaw nerves by the extraction of lower wisdom teeth. This can produce an uncommon sensation in the lips, tongue, or gums near the treated area or permanant loss of unsation.
What should I expect following the wisdom teeth removal?
Bleeding and some discomfort are common following wisdom teeth removal and recovery time after the procedure is based on the complexity of the case. If it is a simple removal you can return to routine life the next day, but if it is more complex your recovery time could be a maximum of a week. Pain medication can be taken to relieve discomfort.
Choose Total Care Dental for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Total Care Dental offers convenience by our general and specialists dentists for our patients, all within the same practice. For any treatment concerning your wisdom teeth, you can begin consultation with one of our general dentists, and then, if required, our specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon are ready to conduct the procedure. With a skilled team and a visually beautiful and serene practice, we offer our patients the top quality care and comfortable surroundings in which to undergo wisdom tooth removal. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with wisdom teeth, you should schedule an appointment today. The early you get examined by a dentist the earlier you will be able to stop further damage to your teeth. Call us on (02) 42966440 today to schedule a full dental exam and inspection of your wisdom teeth.