In this article you will get answers to the following questions:
- What causes in most cases the removal of these teeth?
- Are all wisdom tooth extractions difficult? For both upper and lower jaws?
- What does root amputation mean?
- When is bone augmentation surgery needed?
- What should I do after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?
Wisdom teeth removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last molars on each side on the upper and lower jaws. These are also the final teeth to erupt. Only about 13 percent of the population are fortunate enough to live with their wisdom teeth without any complains. Those who arenât so lucky are going to meet, sooner or later, the problem wisdom teeth removal.
What causes in most cases the removal of these teeth?
Usually, there isnât always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly. Because of the lack of space, they sometimes can get stuck and only partially emerge. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this, are known as impacted. If you are expecting pain or discomfort from your wisdom teeth, it is very important make an appointment to see your dentist.
Are all wisdom tooth extractions difficult? For both upper and lower jaws?
Lower wisdom tooth removal is more difficult than upper wisdom tooth removal, but the difficulty increases with the degree of impaction, if the tooth is grossly decayed and also with age. Most lower wisdom teeth are stuck and canât be removed like other teeth. This is why you get referred to an oral surgeon. Generally, it is required to make a cut in the gum, expose the jaw bone in that area and use a drill to free up the tooth and remove it.
What does root amputation mean?
Dental root amputation is performed when a patient develops a periodontal problem or an endodontic problem around one of the roots their teeth that is untreatable. If the choice is between extracting the whole tooth or just extracting the one root, a dentist will recommend taking out the root while leaving the top part of the tooth intact. This process is similar to a root canal treatment. That operation replaces infected dental pulp in order to save a tooth.
When is bone augmentation surgery needed?
What should I do after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?
After getting your wisdom teeth pulled, you are most likely going to experience pain and swelling. There may be some bleeding even. While your mouth heals, you have to be careful not to dislodge the blood clot or harm your healing gums. You should not consume solid foods, alcohol, coffee, soda or hot beverages in the first few days following your procedure. You shouldn’t even brush your teeth for the first day of recovery. Using ice packs is going to moderate the swelling of your cheeks.