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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

25 September 2021

When it comes to oral health, there is one issue that most people are unaware of. Many people are either misled or unaware of their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last pair of molars to emerge in most people’s late teens or early twenties. Some dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth as soon as they break through the gum line, while others only recommend wisdom teeth removal if they are causing problems with your oral health. Whatever your dentist’s recommendation, it’s critical to understand your wisdom teeth before deciding whether or not to have them removed.

To begin, it’s necessary to understand what the wisdom teeth removal procedure entails. Before deciding on a procedure, it is important to first determine the state of the wisdom teeth. If the teeth have already broken through the gums, they can be extracted just like any other tooth. If the wisdom teeth are still under the gums, an incision must be made into the gums, and the bone that lies over the bone must be removed.

Now that we know what the treatment involves, let’s look at the advantages of having the teeth extracted. When wisdom teeth erupt, there may not be enough room in your jaw to accommodate them. If your jaw is smaller, you may be concerned that your teeth will be pushed to migrate and shift to accommodate it. If you’ve undergone years of dental work to straighten your teeth, wisdom teeth coming in could jeopardise all you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Your teeth will not move over if your wisdom teeth are removed, and your smile will be preserved.

While wisdom tooth removal is a basic and regular medical operation, each medical procedure carries the potential of complications. There are two major concerns that can emerge when wisdom teeth are removed. Dry socket is one of the first problems that can arise. A dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form or is dislodged in the extracted tooth socket. Healing will be slowed if a blood clot does not form. Another issue that may emerge as a result of the procedure is paresthesia. When the nerves beneath the excised wisdom teeth are bruised or injured, this is known as paresthesia. The subsequent numbness of the tongue, lip, or chin might occur, and it can linger for days, weeks, months, or even years.

It is up to you and your dentist to decide whether or not to get your wisdom teeth removed. Some people choose not to have their wisdom teeth extracted and are absolutely well as a result. Others find themselves in a scenario where their wisdom teeth must be extracted right away. When it comes to your wisdom teeth, it’s critical that you take your time and make the best option possible.

Maintain your oral health or get expert medical advice from Etwall Dental Practice. If you feel as though you may require a tooth extraction, please get in touch with us via phone on 01283 733391 or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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