Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, known as the last teeth that comes into the mouth, usually begin to erupt on early twenties. If the wisdom teeth erupts at the correct position in the chewing angle, no extraction is required. However, if there is not enough space in the jaw bone for the wisdom tooth, extraction may be required to prevent damage to the adjacent teeth.
When to extract wisdom teeth?
- Although jaw bone is fully developed, wisdom teeth that are not in appropriate position and impacted and must be extracted to prevent damage to the adjacent teeth.
- Wisdom teeth that are impacted in the wrong position can press the neighboring teeth to can cause crowding. In this case, extraction is needed for orthodontic purposes.
- In cases where pain in the head and neck area can be associated with the wisdom teeth.
- In cases accompanied by pathological lesions (e.g. cyst)
It's not necessary for you to get your wisdom teeth removed if they are correctly positioned in your mouth.
What causes teeth impaction?
- Jaw bone lacks sufficient room for additional teeth
- Teeth position that prevent the teeth from eruption
- Milk teeth do not fall out on time
- Milk teeth that fall out early
- Developmental dental anomaly
- Pathology associated with the impacted wisdom tooth
Wisdom teeth extraction may be required if the jaw bone lacks sufficient room and if the teeth is impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth extraction is performed by a dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On the 7th day following the operation, the stitches should be removed from the area. Swelling in the cheek, pain and leaking blood in the area may occur after surgery. In some cases, it maybe accompanied by mild bruises. These complaints disappear 3-4 days after surgery. To alleviate these complaints, antibiotics, painkillers and mouthwash are prescribed after the operation. Keeping oral hygiene at the maximum level is very important during this period.
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