The procedure of wisdom teeth extraction is much more difficult than extraction of other teeth. It can be complicated by the incorrect position of the wisdom tooth in the jaw, the peculiarities of the structure of that tooth, as well as the curvature of the roots.
Why do you have to remove wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth belong to the group of molars. Sometimes they are also called third molars, and in everyday life – “wisdom teeth”, according to their position in the dentition. Unlike other molars, wisdom teeth have a variety of roots of different shapes and lengths.
The most common reason for their removal is the problematic arrangement of wisdom teeth. Because these teeth are usually the least thoroughly cleaned, the accumulation of food residues contributes to the formation of plaque, which turns into a tartar. Due to poor hygiene, they deteriorate quickly and can damage adjacent teeth.
Another indication for the removal of wisdom teeth is dystopia, or a changed location, which can cause damage to soft tissue and adjacent teeth. This is why extraction of wisdom teeth is one of the most effective measures to prevent a number of dental problems.
Important! There are no age limits for atraumatic wisdom tooth extraction. When indicated (as discussed below), wisdom teeth can be removed at any age.
In what cases may surgery for wisdom tooth extraction be required?
First, wisdom teeth may cause the adjacent teeth to tilt when erupting. Ignoring this may lead to deformity of the bite over time, so it is best to have surgery to remove the wisdom tooth.
Second: tooth damage with caries. Because these teeth are located in areas that are difficult to reach for daily cleaning, they often have caries.
Third: inflammation of the gums covering the tooth (pericoronaritis).
Fourth: problems with the temporomandibular joint.
Also: the formation of cysts in the case of non-erupted wisdom teeth; caries of the root of the neighboring second molar, which can cause the loss of both teeth.
Atraumatic wisdom tooth removal.
If you understand that you need to extract a wisdom tooth, we recommend that you do not delay the procedure for long. We will perform atraumatic tooth extraction under local anesthesia, completely anesthetizing the area of removal.
Preparation for wisdom tooth extraction:
- X-ray examination (sometimes it is enough for the patient to take an intraoral image);
If necessary, the dental surgeon suggests a CT scan.
- Analysis of wisdom tooth position, examination for the presence of inflammation.
Few helpful suggestions:
- It is advisable to eat nothing within two hours after surgery. It is also recommended to exclude hot food from the diet for 24 hours;
- Try to shift the chewing load to the opposite side from the side where the extraction was performed;
- Do not forget about the daily hygiene of the oral cavity (tooth extraction does not cancel the regular cleaning);
- Avoid excessive exercises up to 7 days.
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