The usual appearance of the final set of molars called wisdom teeth is commonly around the age of 18 to 25 years old. As long as your third molars as aligned and healthy, you can consider them as your asset. Unfortunately, some of them must be removed because they are not properly aligned or simply because of other issues such as tooth decay and the like. Skilled professionals known as dentists and oral surgeons will be able to help you with the extraction of your wisdom teeth creating a painless and simple process for you.
It takes several forms for wisdom teeth to be misaligned. This is caused by teeth positioned horizontally as well as the angles which in cases may be either inward or outward, or even angled away or toward the second molars. It is sad to know that this misalignment be may cause crowning which can result in damage to the jawbone, teeth or the adjacent nerves. To prevent any pain from occurring such as gum infections, shifting of adjacent teeth and jaw problems, you should remove your misaligned wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also be another problem. Teeth that remain enclosed with the jawbone as well as the soft tissue is often the reason for impacted teeth, together with eruption though the gums and a partial break through. Be that as it may, if an impacted wisdom tooth partially erupts, it will create an opening which allows bacteria to enter therefore causing an infection which leads to swelling, a stiff jaw, pain and in worse case scenarios it can lead to illness. Considering the location and positioning of your erupted wisdom tooth, it is not impossible for you to have tooth decay and gum diseases.
The extraction of your wisdom tooth should be at the clinic of your dentist or your oral surgeon. The area of your misaligned wisdom tooth will then be applied with local anesthetic so that you won’t have to worry about feeling any pain. General anesthetic may be administered to people who needs to have a lot of wisdom teeth removed since it will affect the whole body and induce sleep to rid you of the feeling of pain. In removing the bone covering the tooth, the dentist or surgeon will open the gum tissue located on top of the wisdom tooth.
They can only remove the wisdom tooth if the tissue that connects it to the bone will be separated. Cutting the tooth into small pieces will enable the dentist to remove the tooth immediately. If the opening is very big, it will require the dentist to put some stitches which will either dissolve or which will require a professional to remove it after a few days. A gauze pad is used in the area where the surgery is done to prevent it from excessive bleeding.