Another name for wisdom teeth is third molars which usually appears within the age range 16 and 25. Research shows that most individuals have suffered or currently suffering one or more related issues.
The most common one occurs when a tooth is pressed firmly together.
A dental specialist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can explain in details, but highlighted below are some helpful information to give you a better understanding of your wisdom teeth.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth:
- Gum inflammation marked by red, tender, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Swelling of the Jaw
- Bad breath or unpleasant taste
- Pain in the head or Jaw.
- Difficulty fully opening your mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes in your neck
Surgical Extraction Options.
If you noticed symptoms caused by your wisdom teeth, your dentist can remove them in an outpatient process. If there are any infected parts, the surgery may be delayed while you take antibiotics as medication. To remove a wisdom tooth, your dentist makes an incision in your gums and removes any bone that is blocking the impacted tooth. The tooth itself will be removed and the incision will be closed with stitches.
Risks of Not Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth.
Removing wisdom teeth before the age of 30 is easier due to increased bone flexibility. Failure to remove the impacted teeth could cause cyst development, infection, mouth discomfort, tooth misalignment, and dental hygiene difficulties. The wisdom tooth extraction cost and anesthesia methods depend on how complex the case is. It’s advisable you contact your dentist or oral surgeon to weigh your options.
The patient can expect minor discomfort and possibly bruising and/or swelling following extraction. Pain medication may be prescribed to reduce discomfort. The patient should return home and take a nap. This will help limit bleeding, the patient may be somewhat weak as well from sedatives.
When healed, the problems associated with wisdom teeth are no longer present. Overcrowding, infection, jaw discomfort, and sores from third molars disappears.
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