Wisdom Tooth removal
Wisdom teeth is a third molar which is the last teeth appear in your mouth usually at 17 to 25 years of age, called the “Age of Wisdom”.
The average jaw of a person is developed to hold only 28 teeth in the mouth. The third molar when attempted to erupt does not have a room for an eruption because of small jaw size resulting rotated or angular eruption of the third molar which might be painful.
Usually, the problems associated with third molar eruption are not painful or visible, but damage occurs without you are being aware of it. As wisdom tooth start to grow, the roots become longer and become more difficult to remove. Also, partially or totally impacted teeth are more likely to cause the problem like extensive decay in the adjacent tooth, as the area becomes difficult to brush or floss. You can't predict the complications of the third molar but when they do, it could be more painful and difficult to treat. It is concluded that the third molars will ultimately need to be removed.
When To Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Do not wait for the symptoms of pain and complications associated with a wisdom tooth. As you identify wisdom tooth eruption in your mouth, visit your dentist for the consultation. This will help the dentist to evaluate its nature of eruption with the help of X-ray and will suggest if the tooth removal is necessary or not. Researchers have discovered that old age patients may be at a greater risk of disease associated with a wisdom tooth. Early evaluation and treatment results in a better outcome for the patient.
What happens during wisdom tooth surgery?
The dentist will discuss with you before wisdom tooth removal and this is a good time to ask questions and express your concerns. Tell your dentist about your illness if any and medications you are taking, this will help the dentist to evaluate your medical condition and will work accordingly.
Wisdom tooth extractions are performed under local anaesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia and the dentist will decide which is better for you.
If you are younger then it is easy to remove wisdom tooth as their roots are not completely formed and the surrounding bone is softer. There is less chance of damaging the nerves and other structures. Wisdom tooth removal at older age becomes more complicated because the roots have fully developed and the jaw bone is denser.
To learn more about wisdom tooth removal. fix an appointment today at Dr. Nilawar dental clinic.