Painless Wisdom Tooth Removal
Why Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary? Some of us are unaffected by them, others develop painful conditions that require their immediate removal. It is not always a wise decision to keep your wisdom teeth. Find out why they may need to be removed, and where to find them in your mouth.
What Are Wisdom Teeth? The third molars, known simply as wisdom teeth, erupt between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. The average person’s mouth will comfortably hold 28 of the 32 teeth we are predisposed to have. Since the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, there is often little room left to accommodate their size and anatomy. During your check-up, Dr. Amit Vadher M.D.S. may take x-ray to diagnose the need for their removal. This x-ray gives the dentist a clear view of the area around the wisdom teeth, to determine the type of extraction necessary for each tooth. If you require surgery to remove your wisdom teeth, it is helpful to prepare yourself before your appointment for a speedy recovery.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Removed? :
They are erupting in to an abnormal position, such as tilted, sideways or twisted..
They are trapped below the gum line due to lack of space.
An infection has developed from trapped food, plaque and bacteria, known as pericoronitis.
The way the patients teeth bite together has changed, causing misalignment of the jaws.
The erupted wisdom tooth lacks proper hygiene, because it is hard to reach, resulting in tooth decay.
A root canal treated tooth should be ideally capped after 15-20 days.