Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure aimed at addressing the complications arising from impacted wisdom teeth. These teeth, often the last to emerge, can sometimes fail to fully erupt due to limited space or improper alignment.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Impacted wisdom teeth are also known as wisdom teeth, which are one of the permanent teeth found in the mouth. Generally, while other permanent teeth are completed during childhood, wisdom teeth begin to appear in adulthood. However, in some people, wisdom teeth may take a long time to emerge, and in some cases, the tooth may remain partially or completely buried in the jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth can have various causes. Problems associated with the presence of impacted wisdom teeth may include:

  • Affecting the jaw structure
  • Risk of deformities and decay in other teeth
  • Regular inflammation of wisdom teeth (inflammation of tooth roots and gums)
  • Bad breath
  • Headache
  • Swelling in lymph nodes
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Toothache

When wisdom teeth start to appear, it is important to see a dentist and have the teeth checked regularly. Not every impacted wisdom tooth may need to be extracted. If the jaw structure is suitable, the dentist can help the wisdom tooth come out more easily with different treatment methods. However, wisdom teeth that damage the surrounding teeth or are impossible to erupt and pose a risk of decay require surgical intervention and may need to be extracted.

Extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth may vary depending on the person and the condition of the tooth. If most of the wisdom tooth has come out and only a part of it has remained impacted, in some cases it can be extracted without the need for surgery.

However, wisdom teeth that are completely impacted or are not suitable for erupting at the appropriate angle are usually extracted surgically by a specialist dentist. Before surgery for impacted wisdom tooth extraction, some blood tests and x-rays may be performed by the dentist. Antibiotic treatment can also be applied if necessary. During the surgery, local anesthesia is applied to the tooth root and then the tooth is extracted by the specialist dentist and assistants. bury

The tooth is removed by making an incision in the area where the tooth is located and the opened area is closed with stitches. No pain is felt during the surgery and patients can usually go home comfortably after the procedure.

After impacted wisdom tooth extraction, there may be mild swelling and pain for a while. The doctor’s instructions should be followed during the healing process. Eating anything should be avoided in the first few hours. It is important not to smoke or drink alcohol during the recovery period. Extremely hot, cold or acidic foods and drinks should not be consumed for the period specified by the doctor, as such foods may delay the healing process. The stitches fall off on their own over time and healing occurs. In case of pain, painkillers recommended by the doctor can be used.

People who have impacted wisdom teeth extraction may experience side effects such as pain and swelling in the short term, but their oral health will be positively affected in the long term. Since the pressure on other teeth will decrease, the risk of decay decreases and in some cases, tooth deformities are corrected.

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