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Visit The Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentist?

Is there such a thing as a wisdom teeth removal dentist or are all dentists able to remove wisdom teeth? If you are considering removal of your wisdom teeth, you can visit your dentist but the preferred option is to find a dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. There may be several valid reasons for the removal of the teeth.

The wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molars to grow out of the gumline. They usually appear between the ages of 17 to 25, and in some people do not appear at all. They can be the cause of problems for many people. If there is not enough room or space in the mouth for normal growth, they may not erupt properly and can cause discomfort. They can grow at abnormal angles, and may even remain trapped in the jawbone. Because of the position in the mouth, they may be hard to reach for proper care, and can be the cause of painful cavities that result from tooth decay. Many people, and even some dentists may suggest pre-mature removal as a preventative measure. It is believed that they have gained the moniker “wisdom teeth” in the 17th Century. It appears that the attribution results from the fact that they appear later in life, when adults are supposed to have gained more wisdom.

The procedure was easily done in the office of your dentist or surgeon, and depending on your tolerance for pain, you can opt to having all of your wisdom teeth removed at the same time. With new research, and advantages being made in medical and dental care, the messages being delivered by your teeth removal dentist appears to be changing.

There now appears to be a change in attitude where it may no longer be necessary to have wisdom teeth removed. According to reports from the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, if your wisdom are healthy, and they are examined regularly, for any sign of trouble, there are very few reasons to visit your wisdom teeth removal dentist.

Critics of the extraction procedure, say that it is generally better to avoid the risks associated with anaesthesia and surgery, and it may no longer be recommended as a preventative procedure.

When you visit your wisdom teeth removal dentist, the primary objective, should be to first have an open discussion about your situation. Be sure that all of the options, such as monitoring to removal are explored before the risky surgery is performed. The discussions can be complicated. In most cases it appears that only 30{ffbf31465a7d19150b534b3f06f0a073c5e8ed2776fe843fb5271095d5df44f2} of the teeth can remain healthy, there is still no empirical evidence that suggests whether it is better to remove the teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Care

Wisdom teeth are vestigial teeth that were used by our human ancestors for grinding down tough plant tissue. Since then human diets have undergone a good deal of change along with smaller jaws. However third molars or ‘ wisdom teeth’ still develop.

Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the mouth around the age of 17-21. These teeth, being among the last to emerge in the mouth are more susceptible to becoming ‘impacted’. Teeth are impacted when they don’t emerge or emerge only part way through the gums at the expected time. Wisdom teeth may become impacted if the tooth is turned to the side, tilted or grows out in an incorrect position in the jaw. This may also happen when there is insufficient space in the jaw or mouth for the tooth to emerge.

The impacted tooth is generally painless. You might not even realize that there is a problem. However when the partially emerged tooth tries to erupt, it may lead to a swelling of the overlying gums causing pain. A partially erupted tooth may collect food particles and other substances which eventually give rise to infection called pericoronitis. If left unchecked this infection may spread to the other teeth, throat or neck. Here are a few wise ways to take care of your wisdom teeth.

Oral Hygiene Matters

While there is no way to prevent wisdom teeth from being impacted, a strict oral hygiene routine can reduce the risk of infection to a great extent. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing and using jet water sprays can help keep your teeth healthy.

1) Look out for the symptoms that indicate a problem.
2) Swelling of the gums in the back of the mouth.
3) Pain while chewing and biting food.
4) Bad breath
5) Irritation or difficulty while opening the mouth.

Sometimes you can relieve irritation by thoroughly rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. It can reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. Visit your dentist regularly. He or she will be able to tell you whether you need to get your teeth extracted. Since an impacted tooth can cause problems to your other teeth, call your dentist is any pain is felt in your molar teeth and if your wisdom teeth haven’t come in yet. The dentist will examine the area and take X-rays if necessary.

It is best to have your wisdom teeth extracted before the age of 21. Generally the dentist might recommend removing all four of your wisdom teeth to prevent problems down the road. If the impacted tooth isn’t causing pain or harming the surrounding teeth, immediate extraction is not necessary. However extraction is recommended in order to avoid problems later on.

Health Issues Related to Wisdom

Between the ages of 17 and 25, the majority of people have their final set of molars appear, called wisdom teeth. The name stems from the fact that having these teeth come in later in life gives the person time to learn and gain experiences.

The wisdom teeth are the furthest back in a person’s mouth and also referred to as the third molars. Usually a person has four of them; however there can be fewer or none at all.

There is usually not enough room for the wisdom teeth in a person’s mouth. They can be misaligned or not come in at all, so removal of these teeth is typically required.

If these molars are positioned incorrectly or angled improperly, they can squeeze other teeth out of place or cause damage to the other teeth, the jaw bone or nerves. By crowding adjacent teeth, there can be a higher risk of trapping plaque and greater susceptibility to decay.

If the wisdom teeth do not fully erupt, but are present and caught in the soft tissue under the gums or jawbone, they are considered “impacted”. If they are not removed, infection and abbesses can occur, as well as pain, stiffness in the jaw, swelling and general malaise and illness.

Due to the location of the wisdom teeth in a person’s mouth, they can be difficult to clean. If there is an issue with eruption and the teeth are partially covered, they can be at risk of debris accumulating and are at risk of possible infection occurring.

If the gum bed extends over the top of the wisdom tooth and forms a partial cover, it is called an operculum. Due to the challenge with cleaning these teeth, which are exacerbated by this situation, a needless syringe may be required to pressure wash the area in an attempt to remove any trapped particles and plaque.

When the operculum does not disappear or if the wisdom teeth do not come in straight, and are caught in an angle under the gum line, extraction is the solution. If a horizontal impaction is left intact, growing ninety degrees forwards, the tooth can grow into the roots of the second molars.

The most common situation is when the wisdom teeth are angled forwards, towards the front of the mouth, called a mesioangular impaction. If this is the case, the teeth located on the lower row, on the mandible, are easier to remove.

The maxilla holds the top teeth which are the easiest to remove if the wisdom teeth are angled backwards. This is called a distoangular impaction, and is a much rarer occurrence.

Symptoms such as redness, pain, and swelling, difficulty opening the jaw, bad odour, or general illness attributed to your wisdom teeth can progress into severe infection if left untreated. If you are suffering any of these warning signs, contact your dentist or health care provider to find the root cause.

Getting Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the molars growing at the very far end of the gums. Most of your other teeth will grow during your childhood years and some will appear in as early as your first year in life. However, these teeth will not show up until your adolescent or adult years (between 12 to 25 years old). This is why these molars are called ‘wisdom teeth’. The word ‘wisdom’ here refers to the fact that you are already old enough to be wise when these teeth show up.

For some reason though, a lot of people have come to fear the idea of wisdom teeth removal. There are old stories saying that this removal is a dreaded experience to go through. There are also old stories saying that your wisdom teeth will give you a lot of toothache troubles. Is there any truth to these stories?

Well, the answer is both a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’. Yes, because your wisdom teeth can really give you a lot of toothache troubles and the removal can really be quite painful. No, because you can avoid all of these things if you take correct measures. But what makes these teeth painful anyway?

The answer lies in the location of wisdom teeth. As mentioned earlier, they are located at the very far end of the gums. This means that they are often hard to reach with toothbrush. As result, they often do not get proper cleaning. This is why these teeth are prone to tooth decay. And when tooth decay is present, toothache will soon follow.

In some instances however, symptoms of wisdom teeth decay such as toothache do not manifest right away. This is why a lot of people discover late that their teeth are already damaged. So what do you do?

It is important that you schedule a regular checkup with your dentist. This way, your dentist can closely monitor the condition of your teeth using proper tools. Also, your dentist may perform cleaning procedures to keep your teeth intact and free of decay.

To save you from future troubles however, your dentist may suggest extracting a healthy wisdom tooth. This is an option you can take if you do not want to wait for your teeth to show signs of decay until having them removed. Besides, it is almost imminent that these type of teeth will suffer from decay at some time in the future.

If wisdom tooth decay is discovered late, the extraction procedure may become a little painful. This is because the gums beneath the tooth may already be inflamed. Also, pus may already be present. The presence of pus will make anesthesia ineffective.

To prevent pain however, your dentist may postpone the extraction of the affected wisdom tooth. Instead, he will give you antibiotics to treat the inflammation and pus. When the inflammation and pus are already gone, your dentist may proceed to the extraction procedure.