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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

According to statistics, every fifth person has problems with the location of the eighth teeth in a row, which most often helps to solve only the removal of wisdom teeth. Why do they cause so much discomfort?

Wisdom teeth are 4 teeth located at the ends of the upper and lower jaw (third molars). Unlike others, they begin to erupt quite late, by the age of 18-20, when the main jaw has long been formed. If there is not enough space for teething, wisdom teeth begin to press on neighboring ones, which causes pain and displaces them, creating crowding in the anterior parts of the dentition. That is why dental surgeons are most often advised to remove such teeth-eights.

Indications for wisdom tooth extraction

The doctor makes a decision on removal if there are the following indications::

  • the growth of a wisdom tooth is inclined towards the cheek or tongue, which can cause them to be injured and inflamed;
  • presence of disorders that cannot be treated;
  • insufficient space for eruption, this leads to the formation of crowding of other teeth of the lower or upper jaw;
  • pinched trigeminal nerve, due to incorrect position and inflammation of the eruption of the third molar;
  • development of pericoronitis - difficult eruption and inflammation of the tissues covering the gums;
  • the growth of the figure eight with a bias towards the neighboring tooth provokes the formation of caries in them and causes painful sensations.

How is the deletion performed?

The whole process can be divided into several stages:

  • after anesthesia, a gum incision is made to provide access to the affected tooth;
  • the tooth is extracted using dental instruments;
  • in the presence of inflammatory processes, the gum tissue is “cleaned” ; stitches are applied.

If the operation was carried out without complications, the stitches heal quickly and resolve.

Removing the upper wisdom tooth is usually easier than removing the lower one. A number of factors contribute to this:

  • more branched and curved roots, which makes it more difficult to remove the lower wisdom tooth;
  • due to the uneven distribution of the load during chewing, the bone tissue of the lower jaw is much denser.

After the operation

To quickly recover and relieve pain after removing the eights, you need to follow certain recommendations:

  • exclude meals within 3-4 hours after the end of the operation;
  • to reduce swelling and pain, apply cold on the outside of the cheek;
  • if necessary, take an analgesic medication prescribed by your doctor;
  • for several days, periodically rinse your mouth with an antibacterial solution (as prescribed by your doctor);
  • in the first few days, it is not recommended to brush your teeth and touch the wound with your tongue;
  • reduce physical activity during the healing period of the wound.

If the pain does not go away for several days, it is necessary to contact the doctor again for examination.

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