The final sets of molars that you get are your wisdom teeth, usually when you’re in your late teens or early twenties. If they are healthy and properly aligned, they may well become a valuable asset for you but more often than not, they are misaligned and you may require a wisdom tooth extraction.
How to know you have a Wisdom Tooth
Contrary to the misconception; your becoming wiser has nothing to do with that wisdom tooth of yours. So if you want to be sure your wisdom tooth has grown correctly, you will need to ask your dentist. Your dentist will carry out an X -ray to find about the presence and alignment of your wisdom tooth and may well send you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
In order to avoid any complications in relation to your wisdom tooth, you may need to get that wisdom tooth extracted. If you decide not to carry out a wisdom tooth extraction procedure now, you will have to face more painful and much more complicated wisdom tooth extraction procedure in the future. If you’re young, let the procedure be carried out now, otherwise you might be facing a longer recovery and healing time period.
Conditions for Wisdom Tooth Extractions
You may not need to have your wisdom tooth extracted if it is healthy, has grown completely, is positioned correctly; if you are able to chew with your opposite teeth and you are able to clean it on daily basis. On the other hand, wisdom tooth extractions may be necessary if you experience symptoms such as pain, tumors, infection of soft tissue behind the lower tooth, having fluid filled sacs, damage to other teeth, extensive tooth decay and gum disease.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions Procedure
It is well advised that you take advice from your dentist before deciding on wisdom tooth extraction. The wisdom tooth that has fully erupted through the gum can be extracted easily.
A wisdom tooth that is underneath the gums and embedded in the jawbone will require an incision into the gums and then removal of the portion of bone that lies over the tooth, in order to minimize the amount of bone that needs to be removed for extracting the tooth out. It will be extracted in small sections rather than removing it in one piece.
Sometimes, it may become difficult for you to keep your wisdom tooth clean and free from dental issues as the tooth may erupt at an awkward angle. Your wisdom teeth might cause pain but you can prevent them from being extracted with a few modifications of the surrounding tissues or improving your oral hygiene habits so you may not need to face such complexities.
Before carrying out any wisdom tooth extraction procedures; it is well advised that you consult your SEDA Dental dentist first, who knows the complexities associated with your wisdom tooth.