My wisdom teeth are causing problems!
Wisdom teeth, which are the last to erupt in our mouth and are the third molars, generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25 years. “Whether or not these teeth should stay in the mouth is controversial. There is no harm in keeping this tooth in place if it is in the correct position and not damaging the surrounding tissue. If the x-ray shows that the tooth has fused to the jawbone and is in an abnormal position, it can be pulled out, taking into account the future damage.
WHEN SHOULD THE WISDOM TEETH BE PULLED?
Removal of impacted wisdom teeth is a surgry performed by oral surgeon. Reasons for reemoval of wisdom include
Saliva, bacteria and food debris accumulate in the nest opened by the newly emerging tooth, threatening both the wisdom tooth and the adjacent molar tooth. It is very difficult to identify and treat this type of tooth decay early on. Serious symptoms can occur, causing infection with pain and leading to abscesses.
Gum disease (pericoronitis):
If a wisdom tooth has been partially removed, a focus of infection occurs in the gums, where bacteria and food particles are stored. These cause bad breath, pain, edema and prevent the mouth from opening. The infection can spread to the cheek and neck through the lymph. This infection-prone soil around the wisdom tooth can be infected very easily at any time.
If pressure is applied to neighboring teeth as they grow up, pain can also occur. In some cases this pressure causes wear.
Many young people are treated orthodontically to correct the misalignment of their teeth. Since the growth pressure of the wisdom teeth affects other teeth, the other teeth can move, which can complicate the misalignment.
Reasons in connection with the prosthesis:
When planning an oral prosthesis, the wisdom teeth must be taken into account. Because after the wisdom tooth has been extracted, a new prosthesis must be made according to the changing structure of the mouth.
A buried cyst causes bone destruction, jaw enlargement, displacement or damage to surrounding teeth. To prevent bone destruction, the cyst should be cleaned after tooth extraction.
Bad tooth position alone is sufficient cause of infection. In such a situation, pressure pain, gum problems and similar conflicts develop suddenly and at an unexpected time.
Wisdom teeth are in areas that are difficult to reach with brushes and floss. This is where bacteria, acids, and food debris accumulate, which over time lead to decay. If the tooth decays and is not repaired with filling, the tooth becomes infected in a short time.
Because these teeth are difficult to keep clean, bacteria and food debris that build up cause bad breath.
A buried tooth in a horizontal position under the gum creates pressure that causes other teeth to move, compress, and become crooked.
Bacteria that build up under the gums covering the affected tooth cause an infection.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GET YOUR WISDOM TEETH DRAWN?
Malocclusion must be extracted between the ages of 14 and 22, regardless of whether it causes symptoms. At an early age, the operation is technically easier and recovery is faster. Operations become more difficult after the age of 40. In addition, with age, the side effects become stronger and the recovery time longer.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE TO OTHER TOOTH EXTRACTIONS?
The difficulty of the procedure depends on the location, shape, and size of the wisdom tooth. A simple extraction may result in slight swelling, pain, and bleeding. Some complex withdrawals that require more specialized procedures can also be used. The measures and recommendations to be taken by your dentist will minimize side effects. After the draw, no blood will accumulate in the extraction space and pain may develop. This situation improves within a few days. If the dentist's recommendations are followed, this event may not occur at all. When the bone structure becomes denser and flexibility decreases with age, extraction becomes difficult and healing is slower.
not touch the wound surface. Otherwise, pain, infection, or bleeding may result.
For the first 24 hours after extraction, chewing with the extracted tooth side should be avoided.
Do not smoke for the first 24 hours after treatment, as this can cause bleeding and impair wound healing.
Avoid spitting. If you spit, you risk bleeding more heavily and the clot may come off.
Check the bleeding. If the wound does not need to be sutured, a sterile gauze is put on. Hold the tampon in your mouth for half an hour to form a clot. If the bleeding continues after removing the gauze, put on a new gauze.
Control the swelling. Applying a cold compress to the area after surgery will slow blood circulation and prevent facial swelling. Apply cool cheesecloth for 20 minutes with 20-minute breaks.
After 24 hours, gargle every 3 hours with a glass of lukewarm water mixed with 1 teaspoon of salt.