Wisdom comes with age, especially wisdom teeth, but for some, it may be troublesome. Are you experiencing severe pain, infection or swelling due to your wisdom tooth? Consult our experts for wisdom tooth removal in Andheri West.
What! Did you just say ‘removal’? You may wonder when your dentist suggests you to remove your wisdom tooth even when it is not decayed. Let’s understand more about it.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom tooth is another name for any one of your 4 third molars, positioned last in the dental arch. There are 2 sets of wisdom teeth, 2 on each jaw upper and lower. This is one major dental milestone which usually takes place in late teens or early twenties. But it is also possible that in some people it is never developed, and in some, developed but not visible as it is impacted which means they are not normally erupted from the gums.
What Problems Can A Wisdom Tooth Cause?
When your wisdom tooth comes up nicely and correctly and properly aligned, a wisdom tooth can be of great help. But if it is impacted or misaligned then it can cause severe pain and discomfort while chewing and need removal.
When your dentist says that your wisdom tooth is impacted, this means that your tooth is intact in the soft tissues and partially erupted or breaks from the gums. In this case, there is a high chance that your wisdom tooth will get infected by bacteria as it allows food to become trapped causing infection, swelling and decay.
Wisdom teeth that aren’t in the right position can crowd or damage the neighbouring teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can form cysts on or near it and could damage the roots and tissues of the neighbouring teeth and jaw bone.
Symptoms To Get Wisdom Teeth Removed
- Increasing pain behind the molars.
- Swelling, redness leading to infection
- Bad breath
- Pain and stiffness
- Damage to neighbouring teeth
- Gum problem
- Cysts or tumors
Care After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Once your wisdom tooth is removed you need to take extra care for a few days.
1.Avoid touching that area with your tongue or fingers
2.Take the prescribed medicines
3.You will experience swelling around mouth which is normal for couple of days
4.Take more liquid in the diet but avoid using straw.
5.Gently rinse the area but don’t brush over there.
6.Certain amount of bleeding is expected but if it exceeds then visit your dentist immediately.
Wisdom tooth removal is a very common procedure to fix problems with your last molars. If you notice any pain, swelling, infection, discomfort due to wisdom teeth, visit us at My Smile Dental Clinic, in Andheri West, Mumbai and for more information about wisdom tooth removal feel free to contact us.