The Teeth is one of the most overlooked parts of our body, at least until problems emerge. One of the main issues generally seen is the eruption of wisdom teeth, which in many cases necessitates surgical extraction. Wisdom teeth could have unforeseen complications if not treated early.   

Wisdom Teeth:  

Wisdom teeth is the last set of teeth to break through the gums and are located in the back of your mouth. They can appear and develop at any time during adolescence, and by your mid-twenties, they will either have fully emerged or semi-emerged, and becomes highly susceptible to infections, and would need to be removed as quickly as possible.  

Impacted Wisdom Teeth:  

When wisdom teeth are hindered by surrounding teeth and don’t have enough room to develop fully, they become impacted. They can harm neighbouring teeth and cause severe pain and inflammation in the mouth and jaw if left untreated. Two ways the wisdom teeth can be impacted: partially impacted (some tooth is visible) and fully impacted (every tooth is under the gum line).  

It is not necessary to extract an impacted tooth just because it is impacted. Some wisdom teeth are positioned so that removing them increases the risk of complications compared to leaving them alone. Only an oral surgeon is equipped to analyse and determine whether wisdom teeth are impacted.  

The following are the major symptoms of impacted teeth:  

  1. A tooth that is positioned incorrectly and has the potential to injure neighbouring teeth.  
  2. Improper tooth location leads to crowding and misalignment of the other teeth, particularly after earlier orthodontic treatment.  
  3. A partially erupted wisdom tooth presents an ideal environment for germs, leading to persistent infection, gum disease, decay, and pain.  
  4. Pericoronitis is an inflammation formed in the gums around a partially erupted tooth, which is why wisdom teeth are frequently associated with it. It commonly happens in and around the tooth’s thin “flap” of tissue.  
  5. The formation of harmful cysts around wisdom teeth can erode jaw bone and lead to tooth loss, infection, or potentially pathologic jaw fracture.  

Impacted teeth treatments:  

Regular teeth maintenance: Fully impacted teeth aren’t always medically removed if they’re asymptomatic. So, if you choose to leave asymptomatic impacted teeth alone, it’s critical to maintain regular dental treatment so that any changes can be detected quickly.  

Surgical Extraction: Whether or not impacted wisdom teeth produce symptoms, they can be surgically removed. Anaesthesia will help you stay comfortable throughout the process.  

Don’t put it off; consult a dentist about wisdom tooth care procedures as soon as possible. Choosing to put up with the discomfort will worsen the situation and lead to more difficulties that may strain your health and your budget.   

Obtain a referral as soon as the teeth begin to erupt, if at all possible. Recovery is generally easier when a person is younger or if the teeth haven’t yet pushed through. In addition, preventative measures and treatment can go a long way toward keeping a person healthy.  

If you start seeing any of these symptoms and need help determining a diagnosis or treatment plan, consult us at Bravo Dental.  

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