Some people may have too many teeth and too little space in their mouth, mainly because their jawbone is too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. This might result in impacted and trapped teeth, causing pain and disruption of root for the neighboring teeth. To avoid these complications, removal of the wisdom teeth is the best solution. Visit PoCo Dental Group today to examine if any of your wisdom teeth needs removal.
Why Should I Remove my Wisdom Teeth?
Since wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, it might often cause misalignment for some people. If you have healthy gums and proper teeth alignment, you need not remove the wisdom teeth. But unfortunately, there are many instances where extraction is advised.
- When the wisdom teeth are not properly erupted in the mouth
- When they grow sideways, or partially emerge from the gum
- When they remain trapped beneath gum and bone
Having an impacted tooth can cause so many problems as they can take many positions in the bone while they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. If the teeth have partially emerged, the opening around them can cause bacterial infection. This will result in swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness.
Sometimes, the pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. But the most serious problem is when tumors or cysts form around the impacted teeth that will result in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Early removal of such impacted teeth is suggested to avoid such serious complications.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The removal of wisdom teeth is usually performed under sedation. The sedation options, as well as the surgical risks such as sensory nerve damage, sinus complications, etc., will be discussed with the patient before the procedure is performed. After the removal, the gum is sutured, and to help control the bleeding, a bit down is placed on the gauze in your mouth. The patient is asked to rest under the supervision of the dentists until they are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a syringe if required, and some gauze.