Wisdom Tooth Removal
Termed as the last of the molar teeth, Wisdom Teeth is said to usually emerge or erupt from the gum between the ages of 17 and 24.
Some people are known to never develop wisdom teeth, while there is other who develops up to four wisdom teeth with one in each corner of the mouth. Though not ideal for growing up children and grown-ups, wisdom teeth are removed if they cause any kind of problems.
Wisdom teeth are said to be impacted when there is not enough space for them at the back of the jaw. In such a case, they might erupt towards the cheek or it might impinge on the second molar.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF IMPACTED TEETH?
When impacted, Wisdom Teeth can:
- Cause pain, swelling, infection or damage to the teeth next to them.
- Make the Jaw feel stiff and sore if the whole of the gum around the wisdom tooth gets swollen.
- Cause bad breath and bad odour that can result from the infection at the back of the mouth.
In all of the above cases, the surgical removal (extraction) of one or more wisdom teeth can relieve the problems. However, people who have impacted wisdom teeth that do not cause problems need not have them removed.
NOTE: Though Antibiotics can provide temporary relief, the symptoms tend to flare up again in the future.
Since in most cases, most of the wisdom teeth get impacted (embedded fully or partially within the bone), they require a surgical extraction. Such surgery can be done at Siri Dental Hospital by experienced oral surgeons in accordance with strict standards of hygiene and sterilization.