Summer is here and we guess you are already busy planning your vacation. It is also a great time to consider your dental treatments, because you get enough time to rest and recover. Usually dental treatments are painful and require time to heal. So in this article we will be explaining you about a simple yet important dental problem, the wisdom tooth extraction.
Our teeth consist of two main parts, crown and the root. The root is formed in a structured way that it can easily fit beneath the gum tissue. The crown on the other hand, is covered by enamel in a manner that it should protrude through the gum for predictable health in the mouth. Sometimes having the enamel crown trapped beneath the gum can result in problems like infection, formation of cyst and gum diseases.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars are often recommended by dentists to be extracted before they become impacted. This means the teeth are not able to erupt properly through the gums and become healthy, functioning teeth like the others. Teeth are developed deep from within the jaw and during the formation of the crown and root the tooth pushes its way through the gum to be visible in the mouth. Since wisdom teeth always develop as the last teeth, the space available for them to emerge through the very less or already taken up by the teeth that have fully erupted. At this stage, instead of erupting fully, wisdom teeth run into the roots of teeth that already taken their place. This causes the teeth to get stuck, or impacted.
The main problem is having a tooth submerged below the gum, pressing on the roots of the other teeth. There are chances of major damage to the roots of the important, erupted permanent teeth. Development of this damage may occur without any prior symptoms or pain. This can severely compromise the adjacent tooth before anyone discovers what has actually happened.
Timing of wisdom tooth extraction is important. However, there is no best time to remove a wisdom tooth but we recommend the best time to remove a wisdom tooth is when it is not causing you any problems. This is because by the time the tooth becomes painful, there will be significant damage already done to the nearby teeth. You also must know that the ability of the body to respond to oral surgery decreases along with age. The young, healthy patients, with no past infections at the site hold the best opportunity for uncomplicated tooth extraction.
So it’s time you make the decision. To hear more from us, keep reading on www.smilestation.in