The third and ultimate set of molars that grows in an individual’s mouth at the end of the teenage years or during the early twenties is called wisdom teeth. What is an impacted wisdom tooth? What is an impacted wisdom tooth? Impacted wisdom tooth are those present at the back of the mouth that do not have enough room to emerge in a normal way. A normal adult will have four wisdom teeth, two on the top, two on the bottom. Impacted wisdom teeth cause pain, impact other teeth and cause other dental problems. They may also appear harmless. But, they are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease than the rest of the teeth.
The removal of wisdom tooth is necessary if the following symptoms are present: Severe decay of the affected toothInfectious soft tissue in the lower toothCystsTumorsDamage to surrounding teethAffecting the gumExtensive tooth decay Severe decay of the affected tooth Infectious soft tissue in the lower tooth Cysts Tumors Damage to surrounding teeth Affecting the gum Extensive tooth decay When is Wisdom tooth removal not necessary? When is Wisdom tooth removal not necessary? Wisdom tooth removal is not necessary in the event that the wisdom tooth is: HealthyFully eruptedPositioned correctly with respect to the opposite tooth Healthy Fully erupted Positioned correctly with respect to the opposite tooth
Please refer to during/post procedure. Please refer to during/post procedure.
The extraction of a wisdom tooth depends on its position. If it has emerged out fully, like any other tooth, it can be easily removed. However, if it is present under the gums, an incision has to be made so as to extract the tooth. Another way is to remove it in several steps and not in a single procedure.
Avoid rinsing of the mouth for a day following the extractionAvoid using commercial mouth rinsing liquids.Stay on a liquid diet (ice creams, puddings, powder drinks) for a couple of days following the tooth extraction and then move on to easily chewable foods. Avoid eating crispy foods.Chew far away from the extracted tooth.Make sure to brush the teeth and floss it. Avoid doing the same near the extracted tooth.Rinsing the affected tooth with warm, salty water twice a day is a good way to ease the recovery. Avoid rinsing of the mouth for a day following the extraction Avoid using commercial mouth rinsing liquids. Stay on a liquid diet (ice creams, puddings, powder drinks) for a couple of days following the tooth extraction and then move on to easily chewable foods. Avoid eating crispy foods. Chew far away from the extracted tooth. Make sure to brush the teeth and floss it. Avoid doing the same near the extracted tooth. Rinsing the affected tooth with warm, salty water twice a day is a good way to ease the recovery.
Risk And Complications
Dry Socket Dry Socket A common complication that occurs when either a blood clot has failed to form in the extracted tooth socket or else the blood clot that was formed has been dislodged. Paresthesia Paresthesia Paresthesia is a complication that is less frequent compared to dry socket. On certain occasions, these nerves can be bruised or damaged during the process of removing the wisdom tooth which are present in the jawbone leading to this condition.