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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth – Is It Advisable Remove Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom teeth, signs and symptoms, how to remove them

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last ones to erupt in the mouth. Being farthest away in the dental arches, they are two in the upper jaw (one on each side) and two in the lower jaw (one on each side). They are the last ones to erupt normally, and for their eruption to occur, there must be sufficient growth at the back of the jaws to accommodate the third molars. The wisdom tooth development is generally between 17 to 25 years of age or maybe later.

The fact is that on a rare occasion, you would find all the 32 teeth in your mouth, which includes Wisdom as well. People believe that if the third molars stay, they become impacted or cause crowding and may move other teeth away. People look up to the dentist to do a dental x-ray and inform them of when and how wisdom teeth would erupt. Adding to it, not having wisdom teeth or having it beneath the gums that would never erupt has scared most of them. The greatest myth that people believe is that everyone needs to remove the wisdom tooth.

However, all of this is not true. Though wisdom teeth can be a factor in crowding, few do not face any issues with these teeth, and their oral health stays normal. Predicting the way wisdom teeth will erupt is not possible through X-ray. Not having a wisdom tooth is also OK unless there are toothache symptoms or any other issues.

The symptoms of wisdom tooth erupting are pain, swollen and bleeding gums, jaw pain, swelling around the jaw, bad breath, difficulty opening the mouth, etc. They usually remove Wisdom teeth due to cavities or gum disease, the mouth isn’t big enough, or they have grown at the wrong angle, and so on. It is OK to remove the wisdom tooth for good oral hygiene in such cases.

A dentist or oral surgeon can remove the wisdom tooth. Local anesthesia is possible to avoid pain and discomfort. An incision has to make to reach the jawbone and infected teeth. Once the teeth id has gone, the space is filled with gauze to stop bleeding and heal it.

It would be best if you took Wisdom’s teeth symptoms seriously. Ignoring the infection could quickly worsen the problems. After surgery, the stitches take around 7 to 10 days to dissolve. Post the surgery, rinsing the mouth with liquid, drinking alcohol or smoking, drinking hot fluids, and should avoid strenuous physical activity.

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