Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to arrive. Many times, their growth can cause extreme discomfort and pain and sometimes even infection. This usually happens when there is not enough space for the teeth to grow. The pain of a wisdom tooth growing can be excruciating. Anyone who has been there knows how painful it can be. One of the best ways to deal with it is by removing the wisdom tooth. Whenever you feel any pain it is best to reach out to the Molson Dental Park. The dentists would inspect the wisdom teeth and suggest whether its removal is required or not.
When do you have to undergo wisdom tooth removal?
It is not necessary to remove the wisdom teeth whenever they come in. It should be removed only when the tooth has been impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth might grow at an angle that makes it lean towards the molar. You might have to undertake removal when it has grown at such an angle that the head of the tooth is at the back of the booth or as if the teeth are laying on the jawbone and resting on the other teeth. A wisdom tooth that is trapped in the jawbone is also impacted. If you suffer from either of these issues, you might have to get the wisdom tooth removed.
Apart from that, other reasons can help to determine whether you need to remove the teeth or not. Pain, trapped food particles, gum diseases, tooth decay in the erupted tooth and damage to the nearby teeth or the surrounding bones are some other reasons why the teeth might have to be removed.
What are some of the risks involved with the removal?
Wisdom teeth removal never has long-term complications. The removal can only be carried out through a surgical procedure. During the procedure, an incision is made in the gum and the bone is removed. However, there are rare complications that can arise. It is always best to be aware of them before undertaking the extraction. Sometimes the gums can heal slower than usual. There can be damage to the nearby sinuses, teeth, nerves and jawbones, along with swelling and pain in the gums. Another rare complication is painful and dry socket. After the surgery, there can be an exposed bone because of the blood clots which are lost. The extraction can also cause damage to the existing dental work. In the rarest situation, it can fracture the jaw if the teeth was attached too firmly to the jawbone.
Book your appointment today
If you are experiencing any kind of discomfort with your wisdom teeth, you should book your appointment with the dentists at Molson Dental Park. The dentist will carefully examine the wisdom teeth and determine the best approach. The approach will be designed to help you feel comfortable and reduce the pain as soon as possible. Dentists don’t always suggest surgical procedures as the first option. Only if there is no other option will they suggest extraction to you.