There are thirty-two teeth in an adult mouth. Four of them appear at the end of the dental arches after other teeth. They are called wisdom teeth or third molars. In case your wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to erupt, you should visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause many dental problems and emergencies such as tooth decay, teeth misalignment, and even tooth loss.
The approximate age of wisdom teeth eruption in the jawbone is nine to ten years. The crown is completed at the age of fourteen. Then in the last years of adolescence, these teeth begin to grow inside the bone. After the age of sixteen, they appear in the mouth. During the jaw’s growth and development, there is usually enough space for these teeth to grow. If Wisdom teeth grow properly, they are useful and effective in the masticatory system like other teeth. And despite popular misconceptions, in these cases, the teeth should not be pulled-out.
Why should wisdom teeth be extracted?
Dentists say the best age for wisdom tooth surgery is before twenty since it has fewer complications and pain. Wisdom teeth are the third molars. This tooth grows a little later than other teeth between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one. The wisdom tooth space will be limited when humans grow up, and their jaws shrink. As a result, the wisdom tooth appears in a latent and semi-latent shape.
Studies about wisdom teeth show in many cases, these teeth are problematic and end up in surgery. Wisdom teeth cause decay of adjacent teeth and infection around. And sometimes, they will end up with hospitalization and surgery. On the other hand, wisdom teeth grow in the last row, and they may not have enough space to erupt. So wisdom teeth press on adjacent teeth and cause other teeth to tilt. These teeth also cause pain in the jaw, ear, eye, and head joints. It is best to have wisdom teeth extracted by an emergency dentist.
How do wisdom teeth can be extracted?
If a tooth crown has appeared enough in the oral area and is in good condition, it is often easy to pull and does not require surgery. But in more complex situations, surgery is needed to extract wisdom teeth. An emergency dentist should do this with sufficient facilities.
For wisdom tooth surgery, an incision is made in the gums. The emergency dentist may pull out the tooth in a single piece. In a complicated situation, the emergency dentist may split the tooth into parts and then remove them one by one. Eventually, the gums in the surgical area will be closed with sutures. The affected area, surgery, or extraction of wisdom teeth, is entirely numb, and you will not feel any pain at all. The only feeling which seems unpleasant is the pressure feeling that may upset you.
You may experience the following events after your wisdom tooth surgery:
Swelling is a common complication after surgery. Use a cold compress to improve it in the first 42 hours after surgery. Put this compress on the position for 02 minutes and remove it for 02 minutes. After 42 hours, warm salt water mouthwash (1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water) is useful.You will feel difficulties while opening your mouth widely. This complication resolves after 7 to 01 days.Pain is a common complication after surgery. Use painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. Finally, you should take a rest.