Also referred as the “Third Molar”, wisdom tooth is equally important as other teeth. However, they are more open to problems during their eruption (breaking through the gum tissue). As the wisdom teeth are the last to erupt-normally between the ages of 17 and 21-oftentimes, there is a tiny or no room left for them in the mouth. Therefore, wisdom teeth may emerge partially sideways or become trapped (impacted), causing pain, infection, and gum-line and facial swelling. Unfortunately, when any of these conditions arise in your mouth, you should consult your dentist, who will further determine the course of treatment, and decide whether wisdom tooth extraction is required or not.
When you visit a dentist, he or she will judge the level of impaction, the peril of infection, and the best course of treatment to implement. Here we discuss some of the most common signs and symptoms, why you need wisdom tooth extraction, and what the treatment is.
Why Wisdom Tooth Extraction is Essential
Wisdom teeth removal becomes essential if the area of impaction is prone to swelling, leading to pain, or if the tooth is struck at an awkward angle. If this infected area is not addressed immediately, it may cause infection, eventually worsening the problem.
Fortunately, the process of wisdom tooth removal is simple and instant, of course, with IV sedation dentistry. After the treatment, your dentist or oral surgeon may advise you to rest at home for two to three days. Because you may experience little discomfort and pain after the treatment, eat only the dentist-recommended foods for the first week. Strictly obey the guidelines and instructions provided by your dentist to ensure a smooth and pleasant recovery.
Signs and Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
More than 70% of the population is likely to be affected by impacted wisdom teeth; hence, it is possible that you will experience this at some point in your life. Here are some of the most common signs of impacted wisdom teeth that you can detect by yourself at home:
• Bad breath
• Red and swollen gums
• Pus coming from the gum line
• Pain where the tooth is growing
• Teeth emerging at an awkward angle
• Trouble in opening mouth and to swallow
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The treatment of wisdom tooth extraction is a common oral surgery. However, extraction of wisdom teeth before eruption comprises a surgical process that is far from an ordinary tooth removal process. Some local dentists may be skilled in removing impacted or un-erupted wisdom teeth; however, in most cases, you require the services of an oral surgeon. The dentist you visit for wisdom teeth removal must have professional equipment and skills to perform the treatment.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare
After wisdom tooth removal, it is essential that you obey a strict oral care routine, as well as follow these recommendations:
• For the first 24 hours after tooth extraction, do not rinse your mouth.
• Eat soft, easy-to-chew, and liquid diet on the day of tooth extraction and the day after tooth extraction.
• Chew the food with teeth that are far from the extraction site.
• Brush and floss the other teeth, but avoid the teeth and gum next to the extraction socket.
• After the first 24 hours, before and after you eat, delicately rinse the socket with warm salt water.
When to Consult a Dentist?
If you experience pain, swelling, or any other symptom in the area behind your last molar then it may be associated with an impacted wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist for checkup at your earliest.
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