Late teens and early twenties are the times is which the final set of molars known as wisdom teeth makes its appearance. As long as your third molars as aligned and healthy, you can consider them as your asset. Unfortunately, some of them must be removed because they are not properly aligned or simply because of other issues such as tooth decay and the like. The process can be simple and painless as possible if you ask an expert dentist or oral surgeon to do the extraction of your wisdom tooth for you.
There are several forms of the misalignment of your teeth. The angle of the teeth may be a component of this misalignment such as it may be angled toward or away from the second molar, or it may be angled either inward or outward as well as it may not be positioned vertically. It is sad to know that this misalignment be may cause crowning which can result in damage to the jawbone, teeth or the adjacent nerves. You have your misaligned wisdom teeth removed immediately so that you won’t have to worry about the shifting of adjacent teeth, gum infections and jaw problems.
There are also other problems that are caused by wisdom teeth such as it being impacted. This happens in cases when the teeth remained attached to the soft tissue or the jawbone as well as when it breaks through partially or have a gum eruption.. When an impacted wisdom tooth is partially erupted, the opening that it creates allows bacteria to enter and cause infection resulting to pain, swelling, a stiff jaw as well as illness. This erupted wisdom tooth is also prone to tooth decay and gum diseases considering its location and positioning.
The office of the dentist and the oral surgeon is where your wisdom tooth should be extracted. To rid of feeling any pain, the doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the area where your misaligned wisdom tooth is. Doctors should make sure that you will not feel any pain that is why they usually choose to administer a general anesthesia to patients who needs to have a lot of wisdom teeth removed. In removing the bone covering the tooth, the dentist or surgeon will open the gum tissue located on top of the wisdom tooth.
The tissue that connects the third molar to the bone should be separated so the tooth can be extracted. Cutting the tooth into small pieces will enable the dentist to remove the tooth immediately. There are a lot of cases where the dentist needs to put stitches to the opening to enable it to heal immediately, and these stitches can either be dissolved or may require a professional to have it removed in time. To prevent the patient from excessive bleeding, the surgeon should put a gauze pad in the area where the surgery is done.